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Monday, December 3, 2012

MGT501 Mid term old past paper session 5

Mid term Paper

MGT501- Human Resource Management (Session - 5)

Question No: 1    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Organizational Behavior is a study of  investigating the impact of:
       ► Employees' behavior in an organization
       ► Societal behavior on an organization
       ► Country's culture on an organization
       ► Country's economy on an organization
Question No: 2    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following term is used to identify, "what the job holder does"? "how it is done"? & "why it is done"?
       ► Job specification

       ► Job evaluation

       ► Job description

       ► Job title

Question No: 3    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following term is used to identify the physical & mental skills, required to perform by an individual within a particular position in an organization?
       ► Job title

       ► Job specification

       ► Job description

       ► Job evaluation

Question No: 4    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Jobs are compensated on the basis of:

       ► Job analysis
       ► Job specification
       ► Job worth
       ► Job description
Question No: 5    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 _______________ is the main source of innovations.

       ► Upgraded technology

       ► Human mind

       ► Competitors' pressure

       ► Research & Development

Question No: 6    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following HR function is the basic element of recruitment?
       ► Attract the job applicants for the particular post

       ► Select the best one among all applicants

       ► Train the people as per organizational requirements

       ► Fire the non-performing employees

Question No: 7    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 “A person is known by the company he/she keeps”; is well described by which of the term?

       ► Prejudice
       ► Stereotype
       ► Introversion
       ► Extroversion
Question No: 8    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Terms "Interpersonal skills" and "Human skills" are used for:
       ► Two different skills

       ► Different managerial skills

       ► Operational skills

       ► Same managerial skills

Question No: 9    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following abilities are categorized as the Technical skill of an individual?
       ► Judgment & creativity

       ► Analysis & communication

       ► Knowledge & proficiency

       ► Innovation & advancement

Question No: 10    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The intellectual & mechanical process used by an organization to transform inputs into outputs is termed as:
       ► Task

       ► People

       ► Structure

       ► Technology

Question No: 11    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Under which of the following authority, an HR manager took the decision to provide training to its employees regarding the operations of newly installed machine?
       ► Staff

       ► Functional
       ► Line
       ► Implied
Question No: 12    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which one of the following is NOT the benefit of making teams?

       ► Every member is mutually accountable within a team

       ► Teams enable organizations to better utilize employees' talents

       ► Teams create trust and a collaborative culture

       ► Teams always perform better than individuals in all situations

Question No: 13    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which one of the following is NOT the characteristic of a Virtual Team?

       ► Lack of nonverbal signals

       ► Limited social contact

       ► Increased social relationship

       ► Ability to overcome time and space constraints

Question No: 14    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following functions of HRM deals with 'Collective Bargaining'?
       ► Staffing
       ► Forcasting
       ► Employee-assistance management
       ► Employee-relations management
Question No: 15    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 'There is no need to make any new appointment'; therefore, the organization has transfered Mr. Azam to another branch. This step of the organization is taken to:
       ► Increase the labor supply than demand
       ► Maintain the balance of labor supply and demand
       ► Decrease the labor supply than demand
       ► Devastate the balance of labor supply and demand
Question No: 16    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 A test conducted to ensure the biological fitness of an individual by identifying the presence of any inherited diseases like diabetese, heart diseases, neurological disorders etc, is termed as:

       ► Hereditary testing
       ► Gene testing
       ► Instinct testing
       ► Genetic testing
Question No: 17    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the given employment testing approach requires individuals to perform activities similar to those they might encounter in an actual job?
       ► In-basket technique
       ► Role playing
       ► Interview simulations
       ► Case study
Question No: 18    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 According to which of the following interview type, several applicants are being interviewed by one or more company representatives? 
       ► One-to-one interview
       ► Panel interview
       ► Group interview
       ► Stress interview
Question No: 19    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 'Material wastage has increased to greater extent due to using outdated machinery'. This issue can be resolved by:
       ► Train machine operators regarding its operations
       ► Replacing the existing machinery with the new one
       ► Using new raw material in production
       ► No action is required as it is not a noticeable issue
Question No: 20    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Previous company records & customer satisfaction surveys may serve as a source for:
       ► Cultivating learning culture within the organization
       ► Determining deficiencies that require training
       ► Developing career development plans for employees
       ► Identifying training outcomes through evaluation
Question No: 21    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Evaluation of training program is conducted:
       ► At the initial stage while design a training
       ► Prior to need assessment phase
       ► Parallel to design a training content
       ► At the last stage of training
Question No: 22    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 HR managers play vital role in:

       ► Setting production targets
       ► Formulating strategies
       ► Publishing financial statements
       ► Preparing reports for shareholders
Question No: 23    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following are the groups of social nature that are formed around friendship and common interests?
       ► Formal
       ► Structured
       ► Informal
       ► Unstructured
Question No: 24    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Initially the personnel department was only involved in:
       ► Recruitment & selection 
       ► Compensation & benefits
       ► Training & development 
       ► Scheduling vacations   
Question No: 25    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 'Career counseling' is part of which of the following functions of HRM?
       ► Compensation & benefits
       ► Planning & selection
       ► Training & development
       ► Maintainence of HRIS
Question No: 26    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 'Fair employment legislation' is applicable to which of the following?
       ► Collective bargaining
       ► Planning & selection
       ► Training & development
       ► Grapevine network
Question No: 27    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which one of the following is NOT included in 'Training and Development'?
       ► Orientation
       ► Career development
       ► Employee education
       ► Recruitment
Question No: 28    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Jamal Enterprises' top management refused to consider its female marketing manager for the post of Vice President. This action of the company is representing which of the following?
       ► Gender discrimination
       ► Legal consideration
       ► Reverse discrimination
       ► Glass ceiling effect
Question No: 29    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The process of discovering potential candidates for actual or anticipated organizational vacancies is known as:
       ► HR planning
       ► Job analysis
       ► Recruitment
       ► Selection
Question No: 30    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The hiring process comprises which of the following steps?
       ► Selection, Recruitment & performance appraisals
       ► Recruitment, Selection & Socialization
       ► Selection, Orientation & Development
       ► Job analysis, Selection & Training
Question No: 31    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following defines the process of 'Recruitment'?
       ► Forecasting the demand of human resources
       ► Forecasting the supply of human resources
       ► Discovering potential job candidates for a particular position
       ► Making a “hire” or “no hire” decisions
Question No: 32    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The number of people hired for a particular job compared to the number of individuals in the applicant pool is often expressed as:
       ► Application ratio
       ► Recruitment ratio
       ► Selection ratio
       ► Employment ratio
Question No: 33    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The extent to which an employment selection test provides consistent results is known as:
       ► Reliability
       ► Dependability
       ► Consistency
       ► Trustworthiness
Question No: 34    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following test indicates the person’s inclination towards a particular occupation that provides satisfaction to that individual?

       ► Vocational interest test
       ► Cognitive aptitude test
       ► Personality test
       ► Psychomotor abilities test
Question No: 35    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 All of the following areas are covered in an employee orientation program, EXCEPT:
       ► Organizational history
       ► Employee benefits
       ► Organizational issues
       ► Organizational politics
Question No: 36    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following term reflects the process of preparing organizational people according to the future needs?
       ► Learning
       ► Training
       ► Development
       ► Need analysis
Question No: 37    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following term best represents the individuals who have interests in an organization and are influenced by it?
       ► Workforce
       ► Stakeholders
       ► Customers
       ► Stockholders
Question No: 38    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Mr. Ahmed was working as a computer operator, but he was unable to work in Ms Excel with the required speed. Due to this reason management has forcefully retired him & appointed a new person to replace him, the company is said to be indulged in:
       ► Rightsizing
       ► Affirmative action
       ► Downsizing
       ► Discrimination
Question No: 39    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 “Self-motivated & result oriented individuals with sound knowledge of combined cycle gas turbine power plant operations and practical experience of mechanical, electrical and I&C maintenance of plant.”
This section of job advertisement represents which of the given term?
       ► Job analysis
       ► Job description
       ► Job specification
       ► Job evaluation
Question No: 40    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following statement represents "effectiveness"?

       ► Achieve most output in less time
       ► Achieve mass production
       ► Achieve most output with least input
       ► Achieve organizational goals
Question No: 41    ( Marks: 10 )
 How hesitation among newly hired employees can be eliminated through socialization within an organization?

Socialization: In order to reduce the anxiety that new employees may experience, attempts should be made
to integrate the person into the informal organization.

HRM department can conduct the orientation in order to socialize
the newly hired employees with the working environment of the organization. HRM plays
a major role in new employee orientation-the role of coordination, which ensures that the
appropriate components are in place. In addition HRM also serves as a participant in
program. As job offers are made and accepted, HRM should instruct the new employee
when to report to work. However, before the employee formally arrives, HRM must be



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