Business Quiz: Human Resources Management

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Human resource management is the effective management of people within an organization so that a business can meet its goals and gain a competitive advantage over the others in the industry. The quiz below is designed to test out your understanding of human resource management and some policies surrounding it. Take up the quiz below and see just how high you score. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tension between HR and frontline managers stem from:
    • A. 

      Managers tend to let HR handle people management because it is the most challenging aspect of their work.

    • B. 

      Both are unclear on who should do what.

    • C. 

      HR being viewed as a police or dictator.

    • D. 

      A & C.

  • 2. 
    For HR to be strategic, they must let go of day-to-day HR activities. What would be the frontline’s role then?
    • A. 

      Frontline managers will support HR strategies by providing inputs.

    • B. 

      Frontline managers will be in-charge with HR tasks.

    • C. 

      Frontline managers will help in designing overall HR systems, procedures and policies.

    • D. 

      Frontline managers will implement the new policies and procedures.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    Strategic HRM differs from HRM because:
    • A. 

      HR will contribute to business strategies.

    • B. 

      Frontline managers will contribute to business strategies.

    • C. 

      People practices will be geared towards the achievement of organizational goals.

    • D. 

      There would be increased emphasis in the partnership between HR and the frontline managers.

  • 4. 
    The term Administrative expert is akin to:
    • A. 

      Human Resource Management

    • B. 

      Personnel Management

    • C. 

      Strategic Human Resource Management

    • D. 

      Managing policies, procedures and systems

  • 5. 
    Why is it vital for frontline managers to enhance their competencies in HR?
    • A. 

      To be strategic.

    • B. 

      To enable HR to exercise their strategic role.

    • C. 

      Because that is one aspect of the job.

    • D. 

      Because frontline managers influence employee motivation and performance.

  • 6. 
    Which one of the following is NOT an activity involved with Human Resource Management?
    • A. 

      Preparing work schedules and work hours for individual departments

    • B. 

      Compensating employees

    • C. 

      Managing the health and safety of employees

    • D. 

      Motivating employees

  • 7. 
    The following topics represent an unsafe ground for an interviewer when conducting an interview for a new position:
    • A. 

      Previous employment, special skills and prior education

    • B. 

      Age, religion, and ethnic background

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      None of the above

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