Yr 9 - End of Term Test - 4th April 2019

Carina Storm
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Carina Storm
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Human Resources, Recruitment, Motivation, Employment Legislation, Training

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Question 1

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Part-time employees should have a contract of employment.
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  • True
  • False

Question 2

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A definition of a consultant is...
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  • An advisor on government grants
  • Paid-for provider of specialist skills or advice
  • Part-time employee focused on marketing
  • A free advisor from Business Link

Question 3

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A permanent employee has to work full-time.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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In which one of these circumstances might a start-up employ some temporary staff?
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  • To handle a shortage in demand
  • To achieve economies of scale
  • To avoid having to pay income tax
  • To meet a short-term increase in workload

Question 5

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A start-up may employ full-time permanent staff before it starts to trade.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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An advantage of employing staff on temporary contracts is...
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  • Low-risk and lower-cost method of recruiting
  • Fit in with business culture much quicker
  • Better knowledge of the business
  • Lower cost per hour compared with part-timers

Question 7

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Which of these is an advantage of employing full-time staff?
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  • Lower break-even volume
  • Better able to handle sudden increases in demand
  • Lower fixed costs
  • Lower variable costs

Question 8

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What is job sharing?
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  • A method of inflexible working
  • Where management responsibility is shared
  • Where two or more employees share a single role
  • Where the pay for a job is split equally

Question 9

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Which of the following is NOT a method of external recruitment?
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  • Newspaper advert
  • Staff newsletter
  • Recruitment agency
  • Online agency

Question 10

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Which of the following is a common disadvantage of external recruitment
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  • Leaves another vacancy internally
  • Resentment amongst applicants
  • Costly
  • Unlikely to find best candidate

Question 11

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The most common method of selecting an employee in the UK is:
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  • A formal interview
  • An online test
  • An aptitude test
  • A candidate centre

Question 12

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A key advantage of internal recruitment is:
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  • Existing insights into employee skills and ability
  • Job can be filled within 3 months
  • Right candidate is bound to be selected
  • New skills brought into business

Question 13

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The percentage of employees who leave a business over a period is known as:
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  • Labour productivity
  • People management ratio
  • Labour turnover
  • Staff recruitment

Question 14

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The process of selecting candidates suitable for interview is called the?
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  • Final allocation
  • Candidate file
  • Short list
  • Appraisal score

Question 15

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An increase in labour productivity would allow a business to:
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  • Increase fixed costs and/or fixed assets
  • Reduced wages and/or bonuses
  • Lower prices and/or increase profits
  • Lower production capacity

Question 16

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A business which has trouble retaining its staff is said to have:
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  • Low morale
  • High staff loyalty
  • Low staff retention
  • High absenteeism

Question 17

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What is induction training?
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  • Training for new directors
  • Training for new employees
  • Off-the job training for part-timers
  • On-the-job training for managers

Question 18

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A problem of profit-sharing rewards is that of "free-riders". What is a free-rider?
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  • A worker who puts in less effort but shares reward of others
  • A worker who earns the biggest profit share
  • A worker that works longer hours than the rest
  • A worker who refuses to work for nothing

Question 19

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Motivating workers by delegating responsibility is known as
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  • Mediation
  • Empowerment
  • Appraisal
  • Consultation

Question 20

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A retailer schedules staff so that they perform a variety of tasks each day. This is:
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  • Job rotation
  • Job flexibility
  • Job extension
  • Job enrichment

Question 21

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Providing employees with discounted travel tickets and health insurance is an example of:
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  • Fringe benefits
  • Performance-related pay
  • Job empowerment
  • Profit-sharing

Question 22

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According to Taylor, workers are mainly motivated by:
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  • Hygienic facilities
  • Money
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Job satisfaction

Question 23

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An advantage of an "empowered" employee is that he/she...
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  • makes more decisions without supervision
  • is less likely to want a profit share
  • fits better into a tall hierarchy
  • is more likely to join a competitor

Question 24

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Motivating staff by giving them additional responsibility is known as:
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  • Job rotation
  • Delayering
  • Job enrichment
  • Delegation
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