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MGT501 Mid Term Past Paper


MIDTERM  EXAMINATION
Spring 2010
MGT501- Human Resource Management (Session - 2)
Time: 60 min
Marks: 47
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  OPKST
 ExamDate:
  6/3/2010 12:00:00 AM

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Question No: 1    ( 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: 2    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Achievable & quality performance standards can be set with the help of accurate:
       ► Job description
       ► Job specification
       ► Job evaluation
       ► Job analysis
   
Question No: 3    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Analyze the given data & select the appropriate option to represent this data:

Name
Mr. Ali
Marital Status
Single
Designation
Asst. Manager Finance
Date of joining
March 12, 2006
Date of promotion/transfer
October 25, 2008
           


       ► MIS (Management Information System)
       ► HRIS (Human Resource Information System)
       ► IS (Information System)
       ► DBMS (Data Base Management System)
   
Question No: 4    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The major concern of the organizations during 1990s was:
       ► Productivity
       ► Efficiency

       ► Quality 
       ► All of the given options
   
Question No: 5    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Within an organizations people work:
       ► Individually
       ► In hierarchy
       ► Separately
       ► Independently
   
Question No: 6    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 HR generalist is involved in:
       ► Performing all or few (more than one) HR functions
       ► Performing a single focused HR function
       ► Providing orientation to employees only
       ► Designing special compensation packages for female employees
   
Question No: 7    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Ufone, appointed Mr. Ali just to develop training modules for its employees. In such a case Mr. Ali is said to be a/an:
       ► HR executive
       ► HR generalist
       ► HR specialist
       ► None of the given options
   
Question No: 8    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 _____________ is an attribute of work teams which results in a level of performance that is greater than the sum of the individual inputs.


       ► Synergy

       ► Enthusiasm

       ► Energy

       ► Initiative

   
Question No: 9    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 ___________ team has control over its work pace, determination of work assignments and operate without a manager.

       ► Problem identification

       ► Self-managed

       ► Virtual

       ► Cross-functional

   
Question No: 10    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 ________ team allows groups to meet without concern for space or time and enables organizations to link workers together.


       ► Process

       ► Self-managed

       ► Virtual

       ► Cross-functional

   
Question No: 11    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 What could be the main consideration of an HR manager during recruitment?
       ► Outsource the employee selection to recruiting agencies
       ► Screen the pool of appropriate applicants
       ► Attract a large number of applicants
       ► Only hire the experienced candidates
   
Question No: 12    ( 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: 13    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 'Due to lack of knowledge among employees, they are unable to operate the computerized MIS', which of the following addresses this problem?
       ► Provision of new computers
       ► Conduct relevant training
       ► Supply input devices
       ► Supply output devices
   
Question No: 14    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Cost of human resource increases considerably due to which of the following?
       ► Cost of production
       ► Rate of absenteeism
       ► Complicated technology
       ► Outdated equipment
   
Question No: 15    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following skills are important at almost every level of management?
       ► Technical
       ► Interpersonal
       ► Conceptual
       ► None of the given options
   
Question No: 16    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The study of organizational behavior helps managers:
       ► To see the value of workforce diversity
       ► To analyze the efficiency of an organization
       ► To become environmental friendly
       ► To achieve mass production
   
Question No: 17    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following reflects the holding beliefs about people that place them in categories for recognizing and accepting differences?
       ► Stereotyping
       ► Backlash
       ► Mistrust
       ► Cohesiveness
   
Question No: 18    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following factor plays the vital role while conducting job analysis?
       ► Collecting maximum information
       ► Understanding individual goals of employees
       ► Obtaining top management support first
       ► All of the given options
   
Question No: 19    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 While conducting job analysis the 'Observation Method' is useful when:
       ► Job requires more intellectual skills to complete
       ► Job is repetitive in nature
       ► Job is market oriented and requires more data
       ► Job consists of observable physical activity
   
Question No: 20    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
  In order to make recruitment process more efficient, organizations shift this responsibility to outside firms with expertise in the recruitment services. Which of the given term represents this shifting of responsibility by an organization?

       ► Outsourced hiring

       ► Employee referrals

       ► Employee leasing

       ► Job advertising

   
Question No: 21    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following term is used as the indicator of missing information by the applicant while making selection decision?
       ► Red flag
       ► Red alert
       ► High alert
       ► Alarming situation
   
Question No: 22    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 During which stage of socialization, employees successfully internalize the organizational norms & beliefs?

       ► Pre-arrival stage
       ► Encounter stage
       ► Metamorphosis stage
       ► Post-retirement stage
   
Question No: 23    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 What is the main point of difference between HRM in a large and a small business organization?




       ► Small organizations usually have HR specialists whereas large organizations have generalists to perform a variety of HR tasks
       ► Small organizations usually have generalists who perform a variety of HR tasks whereas large organizations have HR specialists
       ► Small organizations don’t need to perform human resource functions
       ► There is no difference between HRM in a large and a small business organization
   
Question No: 24    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Many decades ago, what were the duties of a personnel manager in an organization?



       ► Dealt with employees’ recruitment, selection, training and development
       ► Dealt with employees’ training, development and performance management
       ► Dealt with employees’ wages, minor medical problems and leaves record
       ► Dealt with employees’ hiring, performance and compensation
   
Question No: 25    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which of the following statement is true regarding employee involvement concept in todays organizations?




       ► Managers should set targets and spelled out to each employees
       ► Employees feel more secure when they know the boss is incharge
       ► Employee involvement enhances productivity but decreases innovative ideas
       ► Participative management gives employees more control over day to day job activities
   
Question No: 26    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 A president of registered small brick manufacturing firm has to give wages to the skilled and semi skilled workers according to the minimum wage ordinance, 1961. Which of the following external environmental factor is forcing to do so?

►Labor union
►Shareholders
►Competition
►Government legislation
   
Question No: 27    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 All of the following duties are performed by the line authority EXCEPT:



►Improving job performance
►Interpreting policies and procedures
►Developing employee abilities
►Assistance in hiring process
   
Question No: 28    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Which one of the following statement is accurate regarding affirmative action?

►A voluntary program to correct past injustice in an employment process
►An action that is discriminatory towards the minority group
►An early retirement program for the female workers
►A process of receiving less favorable outcomes
   
Question No: 29    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Being head of human resource department, you received a gap analysis report. It indicated labor shortage and need to hire five more admin assistant, six machine operators and three surveyors. What should be your next step to fill identified gaps?
►Examine current HR inventories to determine internal sources available to remove gap
►Hire admin assistant on priority basis and leave hiring of other posts on some other time
►Compensation packages offered for the said posts should be revised immediately
►The identified gaps are ignorable that’s why further actions are not required
   
Question No: 30    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 All of the following tasks are performed during job analysis EXCEPT


►Duties and responsibilities of a job are defined
►Working conditions for a job are defined
►Human requirements of a job are identified
►Basic pay ranges for a job are set
   
Question No: 31    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Interviews are most valuable for assessing a candidate’s which of the following skills?


►Applied level of mental skills
►Level of conscientiousness
►Interpersonal skills
►All of the given options
   
Question No: 32    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 The application form should avoid asking questions related to



►Seek permission for checking background
►Provide work history
►Indicate abilities to follow directions
►Provide full medical history
   
Question No: 33    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 All of the following are disadvantages of hiring host country nationals. EXCEPT
►There might be delay in control and coordination of headquarters
►It limits opportunities for parent country nationals to gain overseas experience
►Not required to fulfill requirements such as visa and work permit
►None of the given option
   
Question No: 34    ( Marks: 1 )    - Please choose one
 Examples of off-the-job training include all of the following EXCEPT


►Apprenticeship programs
►Internet courses
►Public seminars
►Videotapes
   
Question No: 35    ( Marks: 3 )
 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “employees subjected to socialization programs, including topics of politics and career management, perform better than those who have not undergone such training?”

   
Question No: 36    ( Marks: 5 )
 Being a human resource manager describe how you can help your organization to gain competitive advantage through human resources?

   
Question No: 37    ( Marks: 5 )
  What is the purpose of socialization and why is it important?

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