Mgt501 - Human Resource Management Lesson 10

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Line and staff aspects, Distinguish among HR executives, generalists and specialist


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Line authority

    • A.

      Right to make decisions and to give orders to subordinates

    • B.

      Advice

    Correct Answer
    A. Right to make decisions and to give orders to subordinates
    Explanation
    Line authority refers to the right and power of a manager or supervisor to make decisions and give orders to subordinates within their department or area of responsibility. This authority allows them to direct and control the activities of their subordinates, ensuring that tasks are completed and organizational goals are achieved. Line authority is essential for effective decision-making and maintaining a clear chain of command within an organization. It enables managers to exercise control, delegate tasks, and ensure that work is carried out efficiently and effectively.

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  • 2. 

    Who can be HR Specialist?

    • A.

      HR Executive

    • B.

      HR manager

    • C.

      HR Non-Manager

    • D.

      Line manager

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. HR Executive
    B. HR manager
    C. HR Non-Manager
    Explanation
    An HR Specialist can be any of the options provided: HR Executive, HR manager, or HR Non-Manager. This implies that individuals working in any of these roles have the expertise and knowledge required to handle HR-related tasks and responsibilities. A Line manager, on the other hand, may not necessarily possess the specialized skills and knowledge needed for HR functions, so they may not be considered as an HR Specialist. Therefore, the correct answer is HR Executive, HR manager, and HR Non-Manager.

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  • 3. 

    Authority is the

    • A.

      Right to make decisions

    • B.

      To direct the work of others

    • C.

      Option A and B both

    Correct Answer
    C. Option A and B both
    Explanation
    Authority is the right to make decisions, to direct the work of others, and to give orders.

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  • 4. 

    Authority is related to one's position and  personal characteristics.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Authority is related to one's position and ignores personal characteristics.

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  • 5. 

    Sometimes the term line is used to differentiate line managers from staff managers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the term "line" is often used to distinguish line managers from staff managers. Line managers are directly responsible for the production or delivery of goods or services, while staff managers support and advise the line managers. This differentiation helps to clarify the roles and responsibilities of different managers within an organization.

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  • 6. 

    _________ is  right to make decisions  and to give orders to subordinates

    • A.

      Line authority

    • B.

      Staff authority

    • C.

      Functional authority

    Correct Answer
    A. Line authority
    Explanation
    Line authority refers to the right of a manager or supervisor to make decisions and give orders to subordinates within their department or area of responsibility. This authority is derived from the formal hierarchical structure of an organization, where managers have the power to direct and control the activities of their subordinates. Line authority is typically associated with positions such as department heads or team leaders who have direct control over the employees under their supervision. This type of authority ensures clear lines of communication and accountability within the organization.

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  • 7. 

    Staff authority is the right to advice and help those who posses line authority

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Staff authority refers to the authority given to staff members to advise and assist those who have line authority. Line authority is the authority to make decisions and give orders to subordinates. Therefore, staff authority is the right to provide guidance and support to those who have the power to make decisions and give orders. This statement is true as staff authority is indeed the right to advise and help those who possess line authority.

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  • 8. 

    To assist organization, its managers and its employees is responsibility of HR dept.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The responsibility of the HR department is to assist the organization, its managers, and its employees. This includes various tasks such as recruitment, training and development, performance management, employee relations, and ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations. HR plays a crucial role in supporting the overall functioning and success of the organization by providing guidance and support to both the management and employees. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    HR managers are generally staff managers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HR managers are generally staff managers because their primary role is to manage and support the employees within an organization. They are responsible for tasks such as recruiting, hiring, training, and ensuring compliance with employment laws. HR managers also handle employee relations, performance evaluations, and often act as a liaison between employees and management. Their focus is on the overall well-being and development of the staff, making them staff managers in the organizational hierarchy.

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  • 10. 

    In recruiting and hiring, it’s generally the _______________’s responsibility to specify the qualifications employees need to fill specific positions

    • A.

      Staff Manager

    • B.

      Line Manager

    • C.

      Functional Manager

    Correct Answer
    B. Line Manager
    Explanation
    III. Cooperative line and staff hr management:
    In recruiting and hiring, it’s generally the line manager’s responsibility to specify the qualifications
    employees need to fill specific positions. Then the HR staff takes over. They develop sources of qualified
    applicants and conduct initial screening interviews.

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  • 11. 

    __________report directly to the corporation’s chief executive officer or the head of a major division.

    • A.

      Generalists

    • B.

      HR Executives

    • C.

      HR Specialist

    Correct Answer
    B. HR Executives
    Explanation
    a. HR Executives
    Executives are top-level managers, who report directly to the corporation’s chief executive officer or the
    head of a major division.

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  • 12. 

    People who perform tasks in a wide variety of human resource-related areas are_________

    • A.

      HR Generalists

    • B.

      HR Specialist

    • C.

      HR Executives

    Correct Answer
    A. HR Generalists
    Explanation
    Generalists are people who perform tasks in a wide variety of human resource-related areas. The generalist
    is involved in several, or all, of the human resource management functions

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  • 13. 

    Manager, or non-manager who typically is concerned with only one of the functional areas of human resource management are _____________

    • A.

      HR Generalists

    • B.

      HR Specialist

    • C.

      HR managers

    • D.

      HR Executives

    Correct Answer
    B. HR Specialist
    Explanation
    Specialist may be a human resource executive, manager, or non-manager who typically is concerned with
    only one of the functional areas of human resource management.

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  • 14. 

    __________   is the right of giving orders within a segment of management system in which the right is normally non-existent.

    • A.

      Staff authority

    • B.

      Line authority

    • C.

      Functional authority

    Correct Answer
    C. Functional authority
    Explanation
    Functional authority is the right of giving orders within a segment of the management system where the right is normally non-existent. This means that individuals with functional authority have the power to direct and make decisions within a specific area of expertise or function, even if they do not have direct line authority over those they are giving orders to. Functional authority allows for specialization and expertise to be utilized within an organization, ensuring that decisions and orders are made by those with the necessary knowledge and skills in a particular area.

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