What Do You Know About Global Human Resources Management? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Global Human Resources Management? This is an umbrella term that includes all the functions of an HRM in a global scale. What are the main functions of an HRM and how do they achieve it? The quiz below is perfect for helping you review what you already know, do give it a try and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following terms refers to the human resource management concepts and techniques employers use to manage the challenges of their international operations?
    • A. 

      Work councils

    • B. 

      International human resource management

    • C. 

      Power distance

    • D. 

      Codetermination

  • 2. 
    International human resource management (IHRM) focuses on three main topics. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
    • A. 

      Comparing human resource management practices

    • B. 

      Managing human resources in global companies

    • C. 

      Domestic company partnerships

    • D. 

      Managing expatriate employees

  • 3. 
    Geert Hofstede called the extent to which less powerful members of institutions accept and expect an unequal power distribution ________.
    • A. 

      Masculinity

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Power distance

    • D. 

      Tolerance for ambiguity

  • 4. 
    According to research, which of the following is a greater concern to Chinese managers than United States managers?
    • A. 

      Getting tasks accomplished efficiently

    • B. 

      Keeping a distance from subordinates

    • C. 

      Enforcing a firm's policies and regulations

    • D. 

      Maintaining a harmonious work environment

  • 5. 
    In which country do individuals have a high acceptance of unequal power distribution between managers and subordinates?
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Hong Kong

    • C. 

      Sweden

    • D. 

      United States

  • 6. 
    Of the countries listed below, in which one do production workers receive the lowest hourly wage?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      Philippines

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Taiwan

  • 7. 
    _______ are formal, employee-elected groups of worker representatives that meet monthly with managers to discuss topics affecting the employees.
    • A. 

      Bargaining units

    • B. 

      Work councils

    • C. 

      Mediation groups

    • D. 

      Employee boards

  • 8. 
    In many European countries, ________ replace the union-based worker-management mediations typical in the U.S.
    • A. 

      HR managers

    • B. 

      Corporate attorneys

    • C. 

      Work councils

    • D. 

      Bargaining units

  • 9. 
    In Germany, employees have the legal right to a voice in setting company policies. This is called ________.
    • A. 

      Codetermination

    • B. 

      Employment at will

    • C. 

      Internal coordination

    • D. 

      Gainsharing

  • 10. 
    The European Union is best described as a ________.
    • A. 

      System of global standards, policies, and legislation

    • B. 

      Common market for goods, services, capital, and labor

    • C. 

      Political agreement that standardizes human resource laws

    • D. 

      Political system for equalizing wages, benefits, and taxation

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a true statement regarding the European Union?
    • A. 

      EU employers must provide employees with written terms of their employment

    • B. 

      EU employers must provide two weeks' notice when dismissing employees.

    • C. 

      Each EU country pays workers the same minimum hourly wage.

    • D. 

      Workers in the EU must live and work in their home country.

  • 12. 
    Why is recruiting, hiring, and retaining good employees difficult in China?
    • A. 

      Economic difficulties

    • B. 

      Unmotivated workers

    • C. 

      Government restrictions

    • D. 

      Training requirements

  • 13. 
    In China, qualified job candidates are most likely to be interested in a firm that offers ________.
    • A. 

      Signing bonuses

    • B. 

      Performance-based pay

    • C. 

      Job expansion opportunities

    • D. 

      Training and development programs

  • 14. 
    Daniel is a manager for Siemens China, and it is time to conduct performance appraisals. During the appraisals, it would be most effective for Daniel to ________.
    • A. 

      Link performance with employee bonuses

    • B. 

      Make personal comments to the employee

    • C. 

      Focus on quantifiable, objective results

    • D. 

      Post appraisal results for each team

  • 15. 
    ________ are citizens of the countries where they are working.
    • A. 

      Home-country nationals

    • B. 

      Multi-nationals

    • C. 

      Expatriates

    • D. 

      Locals

  • 16. 
    Of the types of international workers that multinational companies can employ, locals are best described as ________.
    • A. 

      Citizens of the countries where they are working

    • B. 

      Noncitizens of the countries in which they are working

    • C. 

      Citizens of the country in which the multinational company has its headquarters

    • D. 

      Noncitizens of the country in which the multinational company has its headquarters

  • 17. 
    Marie is an Italian executive working in a manufacturing plant in Siena, Italy that is owned by a parent company based in Singapore. Marie is a(n) ________.
    • A. 

      Local

    • B. 

      Expatriate

    • C. 

      Third-country national

    • D. 

      Home-country national

  • 18. 
    Jason is a British freelance journalist working in Paris, so he is most likely classified as a(n) ________.
    • A. 

      Local

    • B. 

      Expatriate

    • C. 

      Third-country national

    • D. 

      Home-country national

  • 19. 
    ________ are noncitizens of the countries in which they are working.
    • A. 

      Home-country nationals

    • B. 

      Third-country nationals

    • C. 

      Expatriates

    • D. 

      Locals

  • 20. 
    In January 2009, Walmart acquired a controlling interest in Chile's leading food retailer. Since then, Walmart has opened the first environmentally-friendly supermarket in Chile that uses energy-efficient technology throughout the store. Walmart is planning to open additional stores in Chile over the next seven years. Walmart's top executives are considering the idea of transferring U.S. managers to Chile to oversee the construction and establishment of the new stores. Which of the following questions is LEAST relevant to the decision to fill management positions in Chile with expatriates?
    • A. 

      What will be the relocation and compensation costs to Walmart of using expatriates?

    • B. 

      What level of corporate control is needed for opening the new Walmart stores?

    • C. 

      What is the planned Walmart marketing strategy for the new stores in Chile?

    • D. 

      What is the typical attrition rate for expatriate employees at Walmart?

  • 21. 
    Which of the following terms refers to citizens of a country other than the parent or the host country?
    • A. 

      Third-country national

    • B. 

      Home-country national

    • C. 

      Multi-national

    • D. 

      Local

  • 22. 
    Peter is a German citizen working as a manager for Siemens in Freiberg, Germany. Siemens has facilities all over the world but its headquarters is in Germany. Peter is best categorized as a(n) ________
    • A. 

      Expatriate

    • B. 

      Third-country national

    • C. 

      Home-country national

    • D. 

      Host-country national

  • 23. 
    Which of the following terms refers to citizens of the country in which the multinational company has its headquarters?
    • A. 

      Expatriates

    • B. 

      Third-country nationals

    • C. 

      Home-country nationals

    • D. 

      Locals

  • 24. 
    Roberta is an Italian citizen who spent a great deal of time during her childhood in England. She now works in Brazil as an HR manager for a British company. Roberta is best described as a(n) ________.
    • A. 

      Expatriate

    • B. 

      Third-country national

    • C. 

      Home-country national

    • D. 

      Host-country national

  • 25. 
    In January 2009, Walmart acquired a controlling interest in Chile's leading food retailer. Since then, Walmart has opened the first environmentally friendly supermarket in Chile that uses energy efficient technology throughout the store. Walmart is planning to open additional stores in Chile over the next seven years. Walmart's top executives are considering the idea of transferring U.S. managers to Chile to oversee the construction and establishment of the new stores. Which of the following, if true, supports the argument that locals should be hired to fill management positions in Chile?
    • A. 

      Chile has a high percentage of younger workers with college degrees.

    • B. 

      Managers in Chile are expected to keep their distance from subordinates.

    • C. 

      Chile has had an increase in foreign direct investment over the last five years

    • D. 

      Chileans expect managers and subordinates to interact in a highly informal manner.

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