Subject: Business / Management
11. A multinational company that manufactures leather products employs third-country nationals (TCNs) as managers. How is the employment of TCNs advantageous to the company?
a. Hiring TCNs expands the opportunities for parent-company nationals (PCNs) to gain overseas experience. b. The salary and benefit requirements for TCNs are typically lower than for PCNs. c. The host countries welcome the hiring of TCNs and are more cooperative with the company. d. TCNs are happy to return to their own country when they finish their assignment for the parent company. e. TCNs do not have to worry about possible national animosities as do PCNs.
12. What term refers to the usefulness of a predictor for correctly inferring the future job behavior of applicants?
a. Validity b. Congruency c. Reliability d. Effectiveness e. Credibility
13. To maintain performance of a newly-learned skill after training is completed, the trainer should
a. provide clear instructions b. match training techniques to trainees’ self-efficacy c. teach the trainees self-management skills d. provide opportunities for enactive mastery e. offer specific, timely, diagnostic and practical feedback
14. In preparing performance appraisals, the sales manager ranked Deb as the overall best salesperson because she had the highest level of sales, and Dave as the overall worst salesperson because he had the lowest level of sales. The other salespeople were placed between Deb and Dave in order of their sales. What performance appraisal format was used?
a. Forced distribution b. Graphics rating scale c. Absolute standard d. Straight ranking e. Direct index
15. When asked by her supervisor to rate her fellow group members according to their performance on a group project, Kirsten gave everyone an "excellent," although it was obvious that some had worked harder than others. This demonstrates the rating error of
a. horn and halo b. recency c. central tendency d. primacy e. leniency
16. During the maturity stage of a business’s organizational life cycle, the firm
a. makes stock options available to a limited number of employees b. provides few short-term incentives for employees c. offers a base salary that is at or below market level d. uses its compensation system to retain its employees e. has fewer competitors, so it can focus on profitability
17. Which of the following statements regarding incentive pay plans is most accurate?
a. Unlike merit pay plans, base pay is set at the market rate for incentive plans. b. Maximum earning potential is usually greater with an incentive plan than a traditional merit plan. c. Once earned, the incentive pay becomes part of the employee’s base pay. d. Caps are used to keep incentive pay levels even with the industry pay level. e. There is no difference between how merit pay plans and incentive pay plans are used to reward performance.
18. Current distribution plans
a. place earnings in an escrow account for distribution upon termination, disability or death b. create retirement funds c. are the fastest growing type of profit sharing plan d. are devised to tie short-term profitability to management performance e. provide a percentage of profits to be distributed quarterly or annually to employees
19. In a defined benefit plan, the
a. employee can receive a lump sum amount on retirement b. survivors will receive the benefits if the employee dies before the retirement funds are paid out c. employee can move to another job and carry their retirement account along d. benefits begin when the employee turns 65 e. benefits received upon retirement vary by the employee’s age and length of service
20. Which of the following is a mandatory issue to be discussed during a collective bargaining session?
a. Number of new hires b. Pricing strategy for new products c. Wage rates d. Product design e. New product development process