PHR Human Resources Exam Prep

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The PHR Human Resources Exam Prep helps you prepare for your upcoming PHR exam. The course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a step in the strategic planning process?
    • A. 

      Formulating strategy

    • B. 

      Making adjustments to strategy

    • C. 

      Implementing strategy

    • D. 

      Creating business plan

    • E. 

      Environmental scanning

  • 2. 
    Standard human resource budget responsibilities for a company might include all of the following except what?
    • A. 

      Performance increases

    • B. 

      Travel expenses

    • C. 

      Payroll taxes

    • D. 

      Employee benefits

    • E. 

      Repairs and maintenance

  • 3. 
    What is the purpose of a total rewards strategy?
    • A. 

      To recognize organizational changes as they occur

    • B. 

      To assist in creating teaming among employees

    • C. 

      To use the firm's budget for rewards in order to retain employees

    • D. 

      To plan for establishing salaries among employees

    • E. 

      To represent the employer's brand as effectively as possible

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the Fair Labor Standards Act?
    • A. 

      Overtime

    • B. 

      Exemption conditions for employees

    • C. 

      Work conditions for children under 18

    • D. 

      Minimum wage

    • E. 

      Federal service contracts

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best expresses the definition of benchmark positions?
    • A. 

      Evaluation of current jobs

    • B. 

      Common jobs within all organizations

    • C. 

      Review of market conditions for salaries

    • D. 

      Review of value in positions within an organization

    • E. 

      Change in significant jobs in a company

  • 6. 
    The Latin phrase quid pro quo, used to describe a type of sexual harassment that is forbidden under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, means which of the following?
    • A. 

      This for that

    • B. 

      Action follows belief

    • C. 

      From the stronger

    • D. 

      Limit before which

    • E. 

      Actions not words

  • 7. 
    The risk areas that the human resources professional is responsible for considering include all of the following except which one?
    • A. 

      Legal compliance

    • B. 

      Workplace privacy

    • C. 

      Safety and health

    • D. 

      Labor relations

    • E. 

      Business continuity

  • 8. 
    Danny is in charge of meeting the competitors who have passed the first round of the application procedure for another situation at a vast consulting and counseling firm in New York. The principal candidate that Danny addresses is a young woman with a solid resume and an open identity. Danny is exceptionally awed and keeps on pondering the main competitor even while he is meeting the others. Subsequently, he rates the other candidates lower than the first one, even though two of the other candidates have more experience than the first one and have even received several awards that she has not received. In conducting the interviews, Danny has shown which of the following types of interview bias?
    • A. 

      Cultural noise

    • B. 

      Halo effect

    • C. 

      Contrast

    • D. 

      Negative emphasis

    • E. 

      Leniency

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best defines featherbedding?
    • A. 

      When a union coerces an employee to participate in union activities

    • B. 

      When an obsolete job is retained to ensure an employee is not terminated

    • C. 

      When an employer ceases to do business with another employer

    • D. 

      When a union overcharges employees the union fees

    • E. 

      When an employer treats an employee badly for acting as a whistleblower

  • 10. 
    Which of the following legislative acts do not provide protection for whistleblowers (employees who choose to speak out against corrupt business practice)?
    • A. 

      The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    • B. 

      The Railroad Safety Act

    • C. 

      The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977

    • D. 

      The Toxic Substances Control Act

    • E. 

      The Occupational Safety and Health Act

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