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Questions 4

You are leading a brief presentation for your company about the ERISA program your company participates in. What is ERISA used for?

Options:

A.

It protects the interests of those who participate in employee benefit plans

B.

It protects the workers of employee compensation plans

C.

It protects private organizations that have profit sharing plans for employee compensation

D.

It allows private organizations to create investments for workers in profit-sharing plans

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Questions 5

Herb is the HR Professional for his organization. He is preparing to hire a new employee, Hans, to the firm. Herb has asked Hans to agree, in writing, to mandatory arbitration as part of the employment offer. What does this agreement mean?

Options:

A.

It means that Hans and the organization must settle all disputes, if any arise, through a neutral third party rather than through a lawsuit.

B.

It means that Hans must file all legal complaints with the organization's attorney, before filing a lawsuit against the organization.

C.

It means that Herb's firm can research Hans to determine if he's had any lawsuits.

D.

It means that Hans cannot work for competitors without the written permission of theemployer.

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Questions 6

As an HR Professional, you must be familiar with the collective bargaining agreements and the process that rights are given, contracts, and union and management cooperation. Consider an arbitration process between the management and the union. What term is assigned to the resolution of the disagreement, by an arbitrator's interpretation of the language of the contract?

Options:

A.

Resolution

B.

Interpretation

C.

Decision

D.

Outcome

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Questions 7

Lucas has asked his manager to take time off from work because of a holiday his religion celebrates. Fran agrees but tells Lucas that he will be inspecting his project work to ensure that the work is accurate and not suffering because of the requested time off. This is an example of what?

Options:

A.

Perpetuating past discrimination

B.

Religious persecution in the workforce

C.

Quality control

D.

Disparate treatment

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Questions 8

what nonmathematical forecasting technique uses rounds of anonymous surveys among participants to determine consensus on the direction of employment trends, candidate selection, or other forecasting topics?

Options:

A.

Delphi Technique

B.

Qualitative forecast

C.

Management forecast

D.

Trend analysis

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Questions 9

As a HR Professional you must understand the laws and regulations, which affect employee compensation. Which of the following was the first to address a minimum wage for employees?

Options:

A.

Portal-to-Portal Act

B.

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

C.

Davis-Bacon Act

D.

Fair Labor Standards Act

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Questions 10

Which one of the following presents the seven stages of internal consulting in the correct order?

Options:

A.

Exploring the situation, Gathering data, analyzing, and identifying findings, Gathering agreement to the project plan, Developing recommendations, Implementing, Presenting the findings and recommendations, Reviewing, transitioning, and evaluating the project.

B.

Exploring the situation, Gathering agreement to the project plan, Gathering data, analyzing, and identifying findings, Presenting the findings and recommendations, Developing recommendations, Implementing, Reviewing, transitioning, and evaluating the project.

C.

Gathering agreement to the project plan, Exploring the situation, Gathering data, analyzing, and identifying findings, Developing recommendations, Presenting the findings and recommendations, Implementing, Reviewing, transitioning, and evaluating the project.

D.

Exploring the situation, Gathering agreement to the project plan, Gathering data, analyzing, and identifying findings, Developing recommendations, Presenting the findings andrecommendations, Implementing, Reviewing, transitioning, and evaluating the project.

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Questions 11

Beth is a HR Professional for her organization and she's discussing the risk of growing her organization's business. What is risk and why would it be considered in HR for organizational growth?

Options:

A.

Risk is an uncertain event or condition that may help or hinder an organization. Adding employees can help positive risks or amplify negativerisk events.

B.

Risk is an adverse event that can halt, hinder, or hurt the objectives of a business.

C.

Risk is a negative event that an organization must consider when adding new employees to grow a company.

D.

Risk is an uncertain event or conditionthat can have a positive or negative effect on the goals of an organization.

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Questions 12

Deal and Kennedy defined the four dimensions of organizational culture that you should be familiar with, as an HR Professional. What dimension of organizational culture is best defined by the hidden hierarchy of power?

Options:

A.

Culture network

B.

Joy

C.

Values

D.

Heroes

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Questions 13

Jane is preparing for an interview process for an open position within her company. Jane has prepared several questions for the interview. Inher questions, Jane is careful not to ask all of the following questions, except for which one?

Options:

A.

Our hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM. Can you meet this requirement of the position?

B.

Where are you from?

C.

How many children do you have?

D.

What's your date of birth?

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Questions 14

As an HR Professional, you must be familiar with collective bargaining agreements and the process that rights are given, contracts, and union and management cooperation. With this in mind, what is a rights arbitration?

Options:

A.

It is a lawsuit between the collective management and the collective union.

B.

It is a formal hearing between the management and the union, to resolve grievances during the construction of a contract.

C.

It is a formal hearing between management and union members to resolve grievances during the administration of a contract.

D.

It is a not a lawsuit, but a resolution of laws and their impact on existing contracts.

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Questions 15

Your organization has created an affirmative action plan which includes an internal audit and reporting system. According to the Department of Labor there are four actions which should be included in the internal audit and reporting system to be effective. Which of the following is not one of the Department of Labor recommended actions for the internal audit and reporting system?

Options:

A.

Require internal reporting on a schedule basis as to thedegree to which equal employment opportunity and organizational objectives are attained.

B.

Monitor records of all personnel activity at all levels to ensure that nondiscriminatory policy is enforced.

C.

Post the findings of the internal audit and reporting system for all employees to review.

D.

Review report resources with all levels of management.

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Questions 16

You are an HR Professional for your organization and you're preparing your team for a series of interviews. You want the team to be familiar with the validity types you'll use and encourage in the series of interviews. During the interview process, the candidate will need to complete a psychological test to determine his ability to perform in the job role based on collected and desired traits. This is an example of what type of validity?

Options:

A.

Construct-related validity

B.

Criterion-related validity

C.

Content validity

D.

Predictive validity

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Questions 17

As an HR Professional you must be familiar with several acts of congress, laws, and regulations that address risks in the workplace. Which of the following laws was the first to establish consistent safety standards for workers?

Options:

A.

Mine Safety and Health Act

B.

USA Patriot Act

C.

Occupational Safety and Health Act

D.

Homeland Security Act

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Questions 18

Management and union representatives are working through a collective bargaining agreement. What term is used in this process to describe arbitration that is used to resolve conflicts around contract language in the collective bargaining agreement?

Options:

A.

Decisions

B.

Permanent arbitration

C.

Interest arbitration

D.

Ad hoc arbitration

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Questions 19

Pat is interviewing Sammy for a job in his organization. During the interview, Pat asks Sammy for a dinner date. Sammy refuses his offer, but thanks him. Pat tells Sammy that a dinner date would be beneficial to the job selection. Sammy still refuses the dinner date. Based on this conversation, Pat decides not to hire Sammy for the position. This is an example of what type of sexual harassment?

Options:

A.

Covert

B.

Quid Pro Quo

C.

Contingent

D.

Hostile Work Environment

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Questions 20

Kelly's organization has posted a new job opening for their organization. This job opening is for a woman to be the restroom attended, for all women's restrooms and locker rooms, in their organization. Kelly believes, however, that the requirement for the applicant to be a female is a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Which one of the following is the best answer for this scenario?

Options:

A.

This is an example of an exception by bonafide occupational qualification to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

B.

This is an example of a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

C.

The sex of applicants is excluded from the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

D.

This is not a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because there is an equal paying and titled job for the men's restroom and locker rooms in the company

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Questions 21

What of the following statements defines total rewards?

Options:

A.

It is the total amount of pay a person earns per year.

B.

It is the compensation and the benefits a person earns.

C.

It is the amount of pay a person earns per hour.

D.

It is the compensation a person earns for their time.

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Questions 22

Mathematical forecasting is also known as quantitative forecasting. Which one of the following statements best describes mathematical forecasting techniques?

Options:

A.

The predictor of future performance is risk analysis of possible outcomes.

B.

The best predictor of future performance is statistical analysis of past performance results.

C.

The best predictor of future performance is structured reviews of current performance.

D.

The best predictor of future performance is past performance.

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Questions 23

OSHA has identified six standards that apply to almost all general industry employers. All of the following are standards as defined by OSHA that apply to employers except for which one?

Options:

A.

Emergency action plan standard

B.

Equity pay standard

C.

Exit routes standard

D.

Fire safety standard

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Questions 24

Your organization has a no-solicitation rule in effect for all employees. How does this rule affect the internal organization of unions?

Options:

A.

Unions can only solicit for members with the managements approval, when there's a no-solicitation rule in effect.

B.

Unions cannot solicit for membership when there's a no-solicitation rule in an organization.

C.

Unions can solicit for membership with the permission of more than 30 percentof the organization.

D.

Unions are exempted from no-solicitation rules.

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Exam Code: PHR
Exam Name: Professional in Human Resources
Last Update: Feb 27, 2024
Questions: 165
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