human resources questions. only answer the multiple choice questions. 19 multiple choice,

MGMT 2001
Chapter 6 Quiz
1. Personnel selection applies only for promotions.

2. The most important criterion for a selection method is reliability.

3. You have a high degree of turnover and theft at your company.  It would be wise to incorporate a personality test into the selection process.

4. The majority of personality tests have been developed around five personality factors.

5. Introversion is a positive personality characteristic to look for in candidates for managerial positions.

6. There is no way that a hiring manager can predict that one candidate will remain in the job any longer than the other candidates.

7.  If a company conducts background checks on applicants, they reduce the potential to be sued for negligent hiring.

8. The same standard of job relatedness is applicable to interviews as a selection methodology and therefore, it is important that the interview be free of bias and that questions be based on information related to successful performance on the job.

Multiple Choice Questions:

9. The General Mental Ability Test (GMAT) is an example of a(n) __________. 
A) achievement test 
B) personality test 
C) performance test 
D) cognitive ability test 
E) knowledge-based test 

10. A candidate’s ability to complete an actual job task is best tested through a(n): 
A) Predictive test 
B) Work sample test 
C) Aptitude test 
D) Achievement test 
E) Drug test 

11. As part of a selection process, candidates are asked to assume the responsibility of a manager to deal with a subordinate experiencing performance problems.  This form of assessment is often referred to as a(n): 
A) Leaderless group discussion 
B) Role-play 
C) In-basket session 
D) Oral presentation 
E) Decisiveness skills 

12.  During an interview, Josh realized that the interviewee displayed the same work attitudes that he held.  Based on this, Josh gave the interviewee favorable ratings. Josh's ratings were most likely biased by which type of phenomenon? 
A) Similar-to-me effect 
B) Coping effect 
C) Efficiency effect 
D) First-impression effect 
E) Matching effect 

13. An employer’s best defense when a case of negligent hiring goes to court is to 
A) Produce the employee’s signed application form 
B) Produce letters of reference provided by the employer 
C) Produce evidence of employment and reference checking 
D) Prove that the misconduct occurred after regular work hours 
E) Produce evidence that the employee was given a personality test 

14. How can an organization improve the reliability and validity of interviews? 
A) Use a standardized job related interview (e.g. structured, panel, or situational) 
B) Assure consistency through the use of a single interviewer. 
C) Encourage hiring managers to pay attention to their “gut feel”. 
D) Allow interviewees to share information about their unrelated previous work history. 
E) Avoid training managers because is can increase anxiety related to interviewing. 

15. Which of the following is NOT a type of interview format? 
A) Appraisal interview 
B) Structured interview 
C) Situational interview 
D) Panel interview 
E) Behavioral interview 

16. As part of its selection process, Techno industries requires that each applicant be interviewed by the department manager, direct supervisor, and human resource director, all at the same time.  This type of interview format is known as __________. 
A) panel interview 
B) serialized interview 
C) structured interview 
D) behavioral interview 
E) semi-structured interview 

17. Which type of interview uses questions based on the critical incident technique (CIT) analysis? 
A) semi-structured 
B) situational 
C) highly structured 
D) group or panel 
E) psychological

18. You are hiring a cashier, who will be earning minimum wage. You could consider using 
A)  an assessment center to determine risk of  theft from the applicants.
B)  General impressions gathered through a non-structured interview.
C)  Evaluating information from candidates based on a variable rating standards.
D)  Selection methodology with limited utility to control costs.
E)  A weighted application blank that factors in where the applicant lives.

19. Cognitive Ability Tests are controversial because while they demonstrate high validity, they:
A)  Have little economic utility
B)  Often result in adverse impact
C)  Often result in disparate intent
D)  Have not proven to be valid predictors of job performance.
E)  Can be replaced with tests with lower validity

Short Essay Questions:

20. What are examples a corporation may implement to create an affirmative defense?

21. Why is succession planning important?

22. Explain High Performance Work Practices?

23. What is job relatedness and why is it important to establish during a selection testing process?