Mgt501 HRM - 2

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Mgt501 HRM - 2 - Quiz

MGT501- Human Resource Management


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  • 1. 

     A psychological condition in which a person is put into a deep sleep-like state, while still remaining awake. It can be used to relieve pain & stress is called:

    • A.

      Hypnosis

    • B.

      Biofeedback

    • C.

      Transcendental mediation

    • D.

      Burnout

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypnosis
    Explanation
    Hypnosis is a psychological condition in which a person is put into a deep sleep-like state while remaining awake. It is commonly used to relieve pain and stress. During hypnosis, individuals are highly responsive to suggestions and can enter a state of heightened relaxation and focus. This altered state of consciousness allows them to access their subconscious mind and potentially make positive changes in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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  • 2. 

     Employees quit the organizations at their own choice through:

    • A.

      Outplacement, restructuring

    • B.

      Discharging, layoff

    • C.

      Transfer, demotion

    • D.

      Resigning, retirement

    Correct Answer
    D. Resigning, retirement
    Explanation
    Employees quit organizations at their own choice through resigning or retirement. Resigning refers to the voluntary act of an employee leaving their job, typically due to personal reasons or dissatisfaction with the organization. Retirement, on the other hand, is the voluntary decision of an employee to leave the workforce permanently, usually after reaching a certain age or fulfilling the requirements for pension or benefits. Both resigning and retirement are examples of employees making the decision to leave the organization on their own terms.

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  • 3. 

    According to which of the following it is better to convince the employees to abide by the company’s rules, rather than promptly responding with written or oral warnings to employees?

    • A.

      Hot stove rule

    • B.

      Positive discipline

    • C.

      Progressive discipline

    • D.

      Implied discipline

    Correct Answer
    B. Positive discipline
    Explanation
    Positive discipline is a better approach to convince employees to abide by the company's rules rather than promptly responding with written or oral warnings. Positive discipline focuses on coaching, mentoring, and providing support to employees to help them understand and comply with the rules. This approach emphasizes constructive feedback, training, and reinforcement of desired behavior, creating a positive work environment and fostering employee engagement. It encourages employees to take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes, ultimately leading to better compliance with company rules.

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  • 4. 

    General practice carried out by Mr. Aslam is to encourage the participation of his subordinates while making departmental decisions. He is therefore said to be:

    • A.

      Involved in practicing his referent power

    • B.

      Involved in practicing legitimate power

    • C.

      Involved in a leadership process

    • D.

      Involved in making efforts to get favors from employees

    Correct Answer
    C. Involved in a leadership process
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Involved in a leadership process." This is because Mr. Aslam's practice of encouraging the participation of his subordinates in decision-making demonstrates his role as a leader. By involving his subordinates in the decision-making process, he is displaying leadership qualities such as inclusiveness, collaboration, and empowerment. This approach fosters a sense of ownership and engagement among the employees, which is a key aspect of effective leadership.

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  • 5. 

    The CEO has appointed Amjad to lead the current project as he has the talent to handle critical situations with an ease which enhances the followers’ morale as well. He is said to be a successful leader as per:

    • A.

      Leadership Theory

    • B.

      Trait Theory

    • C.

      Behavioral Theory

    • D.

      Motivational Theory

    Correct Answer
    A. Leadership Theory
    Explanation
    Amjad's appointment as the leader of the current project is based on his talent to handle critical situations with ease and enhance the morale of his followers. This aligns with the principles of Leadership Theory, which emphasizes the abilities and qualities of an individual to effectively lead and influence others. Leadership Theory focuses on identifying and developing the traits, skills, and behaviors that make someone a successful leader, making it the most suitable explanation for Amjad's appointment.

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  • 6. 

     Creating conditions for a team to be effective is the responsibility of a(n):

    • A.

      Leader

    • B.

      Employee

    • C.

      Organization

    • D.

      HR department

    Correct Answer
    A. Leader
    Explanation
    A leader is responsible for creating conditions for a team to be effective. They are in a position of authority and influence, and it is their role to set the direction, establish goals, and provide guidance and support to team members. A leader plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and productive work environment, promoting collaboration and communication, and ensuring that team members have the necessary resources and support to perform their tasks effectively. They are accountable for the overall success and performance of the team.

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  • 7. 

     United Nations sent a rescue team in the supervision of Mr. Kim from Geneva to the northern areas of Pakistan affected by the destructive earthquake of 2005. Mr. Kim is a/an:

    • A.

      Parent-country national

    • B.

      Host-country national

    • C.

      Third-country national

    • D.

      Local-country national

    Correct Answer
    A. Parent-country national
    Explanation
    I. Parent-Country Nationals
    Parent country nationals are residents of home country.
    Advantages
    􀁺 Better organizational Control and Coordination
    􀁺 Promising managers are given International experience.
    􀁺 PCNs are the best people for the job.
    Disadvantages
    􀁺 Adaptation to the host country may take a long time
    􀁺 PCNs may impose an inappropriate headquarter style
    􀁺 Compensation for PCNs and HCNs may differ
    II. Host-Country Nationals
    Host country national are residents of the host country.
    Advantages
    􀁺 Language and other barriers are eliminated
    􀁺 Hiring costs are reduced
    􀁺 No work permit is required
    􀁺 Continuity of management improved
    Disadvantages
    􀁺 Control and Coordination of headquarters may be impeded.
    􀁺 Hiring HCN’s limits opportunities for PCN’s to gain overseas experience.
    III. Third-Country Nationals
    If required talent is not available in home or host country than national s of the third country can be hired
    as mangers.
    Advantages
    􀁺 Salary and benefits requirements may be lower than for PCNs
    􀁺 TCNs may be better informed than PCNs about the host country.
    Disadvantages
    􀁺 The host Government may resent the hiring of TCNs
    􀁺 TCNs may not want to return to their own countries after assignment.
    Once selection decision is made at any level of the organization, every applicant that is selected requires to
    be create awareness about the organization regarding basic work policies , rules regulations , do’s and don’ts
    of the organization this information is communicated through socialization process.

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  • 8. 

    Employee handbook is a tool used for:

    • A.

      Communicating rules & policies within an organization

    • B.

      Providing information to stakeholders outside the organization

    • C.

      Manipulating the competitors with false information

    • D.

      Providing information about salary scale only

    Correct Answer
    A. Communicating rules & policies within an organization
    Explanation
    Employees are provided with the Employee Handbook which serves many purposes like (1) it helps
    employees learn about company at their own pace. (2) Provides references regarding policies, rules, and
    benefits. (3) Ensures HRM policies will be consistently applied. (4) Creates sense of security and
    commitment for employees. (5) Provides information to recruits. (6) May be interpreted as implied contract.
    (7)Should be updated continually but the important thing is that these purposes can be achieved only if the
    employee handbook is Well Organized, Clearly Written and legally limited. Employee handbook mainly
    includes the information both about the employee and employer for employee it provides information
    regarding the job description and for employer it provides information about the rules regulations of the
    organization and different compensation benefits etc related information to the employees.

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  • 9. 

    Organizational guarantee about the job security is a functional form of:

    • A.

      Statutory law

    • B.

      Contractual law

    • C.

      Public policy

    • D.

      Management rights

    Correct Answer
    A. Statutory law
    Explanation
    a) Statutory Rights
    The key statutory rights can be found in laws such
    in Civil Rights Acts, the Occupational Safety and
    Health Act (OSHA), and the National Labor
    Relations Act (NLRA). These rights Protect
    employees from discrimination, Safe working
    conditions, Right to form unions (page 171)

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  • 10. 

    Ahmed has provided the personal contact numbers of his subordinates to one of his friend who is working as an insurance agent in a private insurance firm, to help him in achieving his monthly sales target. This practice is:

    • A.

      Clear violation of labor laws

    • B.

      Implementation of discrimination law

    • C.

      Prohibited by the privacy rights

    • D.

      Violation of employment at will

    Correct Answer
    C. Prohibited by the privacy rights
    Explanation
    Providing personal contact numbers of subordinates to a friend who is an insurance agent violates the privacy rights of the subordinates. Personal contact information is considered private and should not be shared without the consent of the individuals involved. This action goes against the principle of privacy and can potentially breach trust and confidentiality.

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