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1

In general, many companies are realizing diminished demand for "touch labor" and an increasing demand for "knowledge workers."

True

2

Knowledge workers are employees who responsibilities focus on problem solving.

False

3

A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) provides current and accurate data for control and decision-making by managers.

True

4

To proactively manage change, organizations should wait to see how external forces impact an organization's performane, then develop a plan to address those changes.

False

5

The strategies companies are pursuing today inceasingly involve one or more elements of globalization.

True

6

A firm's ability to compete through people depends upon its ability to manage human capital.

True

7

Human capital is owned by the oganization and is part of the company's core competencies.

False

8

Companies are increasingly rotating non-HR managers into HR positions and vice versa to give exposure to different areas of the organization.

True

9

Proactive change is change that occurs when external forces have started affecting performance.

False

10

Human capital is intangible, but can still be managed by the way organizations mange jobs, products, and technologies.

False

11

Development of human capital is the responsiblity of HR group.

False

12

Total-quality mangement is a set of principles and practices whose core ideas include doing things right the first time and striving for continuous improvement.

True

13

To be successful, organizations should constantly seek to align their processes with customer needs.

True

14

A religious organization is permitted to discriminate on the basis of religion.

True

15

The courts have defined business necessity as a practice that is necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the organization.

True

16

Victoria's Secret stores may not discriminate against a male applying for a job as a fitting room attendant.

False

(Job Specific)

17

If a pay disparity between the sexes exists, employers cannot legally lower the wages of one gender to comply with the law.

True

18

The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 strengthened the enforcement power of the EEOC.

True

19

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires pregnancy leave dates to be based on the individual employee's ability to work.

True

20

Employers are legally required to treat pregnancy the same way they treat any other medical disability.

True

21

If someone is regarded as having a disability, they are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

True

22

A disabled person must have an obvious physical impairment or deformity to be considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

False

23

U.S. Government-Owned corporations are exempted from the Civil Rights Act of 1964

False*

24

"Reasonable accommodation" for a disability may include reassignment to another, vacant position.

True

25

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 alows employers to set a different cutoff test scores on the basis of race and sex.

False

26

Job design is the process of studying and designing equipment and systems that are easy and efficent for employees to use so that their physical well-being is not compromised.

False

27

Software programs, more often than not, actually hinder the job analysis process.

False

28

Job design considers organizational objectives, industrial engineering considerations, ergonomic concerns, and job descriptions.

False

29

Job enrichment has become a panacea for personnel problems.

False

30

Job enrichment can imporve employee performance in cases of dissatisfaction with pay and benefits.

True