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In a ________, employees are recruited from functional departments to work on a specific project for a limited time period.
In a matrix structure, a group member will typically report to:
Which of the following is usually found in the final stage of an organization’s global evolution?
Which of the following would be likely to be true in a country with a high power distance?
How is a labor market affected by the imposition of a minimum wage above the equilibrium wage?
Which of the following statements is false about the effects of workforce diversity on group development and functioning?
Of the management functions, which of the following illustrates the control step?
An HR professional establishes a recognition program. Which of the following is associated with the directing function of management?
When developing a new staffing strategy based on identified organizational needs, an HR director is performing which management function?
An organization that places more emphasis on training and formalizes policies and procedures is in what phase of organizational evolution?
Which is the best description for organizational culture?
How does the matrix organizational structure work?
Leadership research has identified two major leader behaviors: one of which focuses on people and interpersonal relationships. What is the focus of the other?
A company that increases recruitment efforts to hire new employees is in which phase of organizational development?
A company that emphasizes training to maintain workforce flexibility and improve productivity is in which phase of organizational development?
An employee who implements HRIS reports to both the CIO and the senior vice president of human resources. This is an example of what type of organizational structure?
By defining its organizational values, an organization:
A bank has 125 branches located within three regions. An HR manager and a branch manager are located at each branch. All decisions are made at headquarters or according to the company’s policy and procedures. The PRIMARY advantage of this approach is
Which type of organizational structure would be MOST effective for reinforcing local authority and accountability?
According to the U.S. census, people over 50 make up 30% of the population. What is the MOST critical impact on the workplace?
In which organizational approach to international human resource management is it common to have all key executive positions held by personnel from the headquarters country?
A multi-domestic company is:
The three fundamental layers of organizational culture are:
Which of the following combinations of the organizational cultures represents opposing core values?
Which of the following behaviors is an example of high uncertainty avoidance?
Which of the following is true of high-context cultures?
Which of the following is MOST representative of a high-context culture?
Merging together of two businesses that are at different stages of production is an example of
An electric shaver company that carefully observes its competitor’s production line to look for ways to improve its own manufacturing process is an example of
Which one of the following is not an integral part of the managerial process of crafting and executing strategy?
Which of the following is a company’s strength?
A strategy planning horizon refers to:
A short-term objective is generally completed within:
Which of the following is NOT a part of strategy evaluation?
What is the most important factor contributing to success of a quality management in an organization?
Which of the following is an example of strategy development?
A mission statement does NOT need to include?
An organization has a large talent pool would consider this situation a(n)?
A Bank’s wholesales business unit decides to expand its market share in the segment of SMEs (small and medium businesses). It is an example of:
What is the company’s BEST option for remaining competitive?
The company conducts additional market research and determines that it must create new product packaging and a new marketing campaign. The MOST important role that HR can play is to
Which of the following describes the competitive strategies of an organization committed to differentiation?
The new product is successful in the marketplace; however, the company’s competitors take note of the new product and begin to incorporate similar features into their products. The biggest challenge for the company now is to:
An organization’s executive team meets to discuss the impact of developing a new business unit. An agenda is sent in advance of the meeting so the team will be able to prepare for it. What is the most important information that HR should bring to the meeting?
A company that operates on the basis of a product leadership strategy is told that the competition has just released a product superior to a new product that the organization is ready to launch. What strategy should the organization employ at this point?
The CEO of a start-up organization wants to ensure that there’s a plan will motivate employees at the right time. In which step of the strategic planning process should the HR director recommend that the CEO work with employees to get them motivated toward plan success?
If the acquired company has not integrated into the culture of the parent organization and has become an unprofitable drain on corporate resources, what strategy should management execute?
The process of implementing the balanced scorecard system is similar to the steps in strategic planning. Which of the following is included in “plan the process”?
A good vision statement has the following properties:
Your firm was an early entrant into the market, and for a time enjoyed first-mover advantages However, the market is now two decades old and you find that your facilities are at this point obsolete relative to your competitors. How would you classify these obsolete facilities in a SWOT analysis?
SWOT analysis summarizes the following:
________ focuses on providing an efficient flow of resources to an organization.
A strategic design for how a company intends to make profit is an example of
In the value chain, primary activities are:
The durability an expensive pair of shoes provides has value since ________ are willing to ________ it.
Supply-chains in a global environment should be:
A business model combines the choice of which ________________ the firm will target with a specific value proposition and the supply chain capabilities used to delivery it.
An organization’s additional paid-in capital is referred to as its?
The following accounts appear on a company’s balance sheet. Which is considered an accrued liability?
Which of the following is true of balance sheets?
Which is the first step that a company should take if new orders exceed existed capacity, while must maintain its current production?
Which of the following staffing strategies will work best in the situation when a new orders exceed existed capacity, while must maintain its current production?
An organization’s management plans to reintroduce it as a high-cost designer product. These types of decisions are usually made by which business function?
Which of the following lists the revenues, expenses, and profits of the company for a designated period of time?
Which of the following is an Internet platform designed to link vendors, suppliers, and partners to the global enterprise?
Considering technological developments, which of the following is mostly true?
When pricing your products for market, make sure you:
_____________ is defined as the difference between the benefits a customer sees from a market offering and the costs of obtaining those benefits.
The Operations department focuses on providing goods and services to the customer in an efficient, effective, timely manner. Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of Operations?
The external environment:
When an HR department screens a large amount of information to detect emerging trends that will affect the supply of labor, it is engaging in:
Which of the following has the GREATEST effect on wages and pensions?
Which of the following statements regarding labor force trends is NOT correct ?
Which of the following demographic trends is predicted?
Due to the increasing availability and affordability of sophisticated software and other technology, your industry is experiencing a fall in barriers to entry As a result; there are a growing number of competitors entering the market
Your firm has gained a first-mover advantage and now faces a large untapped market potential In a SWOT analysis, would a large untapped market be considered strength, weakness. Opportunity or a threat?
How is a labor market affected by the imposition of a minimum wage above the equilibrium wage
HR can use ______ in order to gain a better understanding of the industry in which the organization operates.
Which of the following is not part of the external environmental scanning?
A business model is ________.
The requirement for value chain management that is most closely associated with learning on the job is:
Which of the following behaviors that demonstrates strategic positioner?
The basic principle of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is:
Which of the following positions is considered an HR specialist?
Which of the following activities illustrates the advisory role assumed by an HR professional?
Despite progressive disciplinary actions, an employee has continued to violate company policy on attendance. The employee must now be terminated, but the employee’s manager has never terminated anyone. In this situation, HR should:
Which of the following items will have the LEAST impact on the due diligence process?
HR can best prepare for a strategic role by:
Which activities should be performed FIRST in the process of merger and acquisitions?
If the HR department was requested to outsource as a cost-saving measure, which task within HR would be MOST likely to be outsourced?
Which of the following is MOST important to the success of a merger?
Which is NOT a duty of the HR shared service center?
The HR competency of credible activist is associated with?
Which of the following reflects an assimilation approach used in mergers and acquisitions?
Mergers and Acquisitions cannot allow a company to:
The main reasons for mergers and acquisitions are
All of the following are potential benefits of corporate social responsibility programs EXCEPT:
In a merger, what is the FIRST thing an HR manager should do?
When implementing a merger and acquisition strategy, which of the following has the MOST impact on long-term success?
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a merger or an acquisition?