Quiz Questions In class review
Chapter 6 • Evaluating the success of recruiting efforts is important because it_________. • A. Provides input to the compensation system of the HR unit • B. Is one way to measure the reputation of the firm on college campuses • C. Indicates how the employer measures up against competitors • D. Is the primary way to find out whether or not the efforts are cost effective
Chapter 6 • In order to become an “employer of choice” an organization needs to establish a? • A. Reputation as having the highest compensation in the marketplace. • B. Positive brand image for the organization. • C. Organizational “marketing strategy” that appeals to potential job applicants. • D. Group of satisfied employees who provide positive word-of-mouth information to prospective employees.
Chapter 6 • During periods when an organization’s level of business is depressed it should? • A. Suspend all recruiting efforts and focus on reducing the total work force. • B. Reduce hiring, but keep in contact with outside recruiting sources. • C. Reformulate its organizational and HR strategies to reflect the change in the business cycle. • D. Continue to recruit, but focus on applicants who will take lower wages, while at the same time laying off its higher-paid current employees.
Chapter 6 • A major economic factor in favor of an organization’s NOT outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas is the? • A. Strong labor unions in many developing nations. • B. Rapidly rising wages of labor overseas. • C. Enormous increase in productivity of American workers. • D. Large tax penalty U.S. firms must pay if they outsource jobs.
Chapter 6 • Measures of quality of applicants generated by recruiting efforts include all of the following EXCEPT? • A. The appropriate mix of protected-class individuals. • B. Failure rate of new hires for each recruiter. • C. Performance of applicants after hire. • D. Months until promotion of new hire.
Chapter 6 • One of the advantages for the staffs of employee leasing companies is that_______. • A. They usually receive many interesting assignments in a variety of start-up businesses. • B. They may receive better benefits than they would otherwise get in many small businesses. • C. They do not require Social Security taxes. • D. They can be regarded as self-employed for IRS purposes.
Chapter 6 • Which of the following is given as an advantage of external recruiting? • A. It allows for better assessment of abilities. • B. It involves a shorter adjustment or orientation time. • C. The new hire may bring new industry insights. • D. The company has to hire only at entry level.
Chapter 6 • Which of the following statements regarding job posting and bidding is false? • A. It gives each employee an opportunity to move to a better job within the organization. • B. It makes it difficult for supervisors to develop employees over the long term. • C. Jobs are generally posted before any external recruiting is done. • D. In a unionized organization, job postings and bidding are often spelled out in the labor agreement.
Chapter 6 • A large employer generally has 7 or more applicants per job. Recently, the firm was surprised by a lack of response to newspaper advertisements, resulting in several positions remaining unfilled for weeks. To expand their recruiting efforts, the firm should utilize all the following steps EXCEPT? • A. College and career fairs • B. State employment services • C. Employee referrals • D. Job bidding
Chapter 6 • Which of the following recruitment methods allows candidates to talk to employers about an opening without making a formal job application? • A. Executive search firms • B. Public employment agencies • C. Employee referrals • D. Career fairs
Chapter 6 • All of the following are good examples of employment branding on a corporate web page EXCEPT? • A. An offer to receive periodic updates about career development • B. A link to information about balancing work and family life • C. Information about a pro bono engagement to help the Special Olympics • D. A chance to win free flying lessons for submitting a qualified resume
Chapter 6 • Which of the following is a long-term consideration when evaluating the effectiveness of a recruitment program? • A. EEO implications • B. Recruitment costs • C. Relative performance on the job • D. Quantity or quality of applicants
Chapter 6 • A company begins with 600 job applicants, narrows the field to 30 qualified applicants, and schedules 30 final interviews. They offer employment to 10 applicants and hire 6. What is the yield ratio of qualified applicants to total applicants? • A. 5% • B. 18% • C. 20% • D. 30%
Chapter 6 • A company begins with 600 job applicants, narrows the field to 30 qualified applicants, and schedules 30 final interviews. They offer employment to 10 applicants and hire 6. What is the yield ratio of offers to final interviews? • A. 10% • B. 30% • C. 33% • D. 50%
Chapter 6 • A company receives 250 responses to its ad. They interview 95 qualified applicants, 20 whom are African-American. Jobs are offered to 2 African-Americans from this group, but only one accepts the position. What is the yield ratio of offers extended to African-Americans to qualified African-American applicants? • A. 5% • B. 10% • C. 15% • D. 20%
Chapter 6 • A company receives 250 responses to its ad. They interview 95 qualified applicants, 20 whom are African-American. Jobs are offered to 2 African-Americans from this group, but only one accepts the position. What is the yield ratio of African-American new hires to qualified African-American applicants? • A. 5% • B. 10% • C. 15% • D. 20%
Chapter 6 • Legally, for the person submitting an electronic job application to be counted as an “applicant”, all of the following requirements must be met EXCEPT. • A The employer must have taken steps to fill a particular job. • B. The person submitting an application must actually possess the KSAs required for the job. • C. The person must have followed the employers application procedures. • D. The person must have expressed interest in a particular position.