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.

    Correct Answer
    D. A & C.
    Explanation
    There exists a co-dependency between the HR and line managers. Because HR may not see their role as strategic, they cling to what they traditionally handle, that is enforcing policies and procedures. Managers, in turn, do not receive the proper support for them to acquire HR competencies, thus, finding managing people unpleasant.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Frontlinemanagers are supposed to be a partner to the HR in designing, implementing and evaluating HR systems, policies and practices.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. People practices will be geared towards the achievement of organizational goals.
    Explanation
    Strategic HRM supports the notion that HR systems and policies should emanate from the Vision and Mission of the organization.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Personnel Management
    Explanation
    The term Administrative expert involves maintaining the traditional HR infrastructures.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because frontline managers influence employee motivation and performance.
    Explanation
    Aside from being effective and efficient in the operational aspect of the job, a frontline manager who manages and motivates employees to perform at their best contributes to organizational performance and the individual’s well-being.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Preparing work schedules and work hours for individual departments
    Explanation
    Preparing work schedules and work hours for individual departments is not an activity involved with Human Resource Management. Human Resource Management is responsible for tasks such as compensating employees, managing the health and safety of employees, and motivating employees. However, the preparation of work schedules and work hours falls under the domain of department managers or supervisors who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective departments.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Age, religion, and ethnic background
    Explanation
    When conducting an interview for a new position, it is considered unsafe ground for an interviewer to inquire about a candidate's age, religion, and ethnic background. Asking about these factors can lead to discrimination and bias in the hiring process. It is important for employers to focus on the candidate's qualifications, skills, and experience rather than personal characteristics that are irrelevant to the job requirements.

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