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  • 1. 

    The employment environment by its very nature is highly complex and competitive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the employment environment is characterized by complexity and competition. This implies that there are various factors and variables at play in the job market, making it a challenging and demanding environment. Additionally, the mention of competition implies that individuals seeking employment must contend with others who are vying for the same opportunities. Therefore, the statement is true in acknowledging the intricate and competitive nature of the employment environment.

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  • 2. 

    The influence or power of bargaining will depend on several factors. The following list is not exhaustive, but notably: (Select four)

    • A.

      Employment levels

    • B.

      Inflation

    • C.

      Competitors

    • D.

      Employment skills

    • E.

      Job context

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Inflation
    C. Competitors
    D. Employment skills
    E. Job context
    Explanation
    The influence or power of bargaining will depend on factors such as inflation, competitors, employment skills, and job context. Inflation can affect the bargaining power as it determines the cost of living and wage expectations. Competitors in the job market can also impact bargaining power as they provide alternative job opportunities. Employment skills are important as they determine the value and demand for a particular individual in the job market. Lastly, job context, such as the industry or sector, can also influence bargaining power as different industries may have different levels of demand and competition for labor.

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  • 3. 

    The issue of power of bargaining is only relevant to the initial stage of the employment agreement.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the issue of power of bargaining is relevant throughout the entire employment agreement, not just the initial stage. Both the employer and employee may negotiate and assert their bargaining power at various points during the employment relationship, such as when discussing salary, benefits, working conditions, or potential promotions. The power dynamics can also shift over time as the employee gains experience or develops new skills. Therefore, the power of bargaining is not limited to the initial stage of the employment agreement.

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  • 4. 

    The ______ to an employer of buying labour services is of course significant.

    • A.

      Bargaining power

    • B.

      Monetary costs

    • C.

      Relations

    Correct Answer
    B. Monetary costs
    Explanation
    The answer "monetary costs" is the most appropriate option to complete the sentence. When an employer buys labor services, the financial implications or monetary costs associated with this transaction are undoubtedly significant. This includes expenses such as wages, benefits, and other related costs. The phrase "bargaining power" does not fit the context of the sentence, and "relations" is too broad and does not specifically address the financial aspect of buying labor services.

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  • 5. 

    Expectations of employers from employees are that they should: (Select three)

    • A.

      Be capable of displaying initiative

    • B.

      A level of control over how the job tasks may be performed

    • C.

      Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work flexibly

    • D.

      Fair and equal treatment in all situations relating to the employment

    • E.

      Be adaptable and open to situations of change

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Be capable of displaying initiative
    C. Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work flexibly
    E. Be adaptable and open to situations of change
    Explanation
    Employers expect employees to be capable of displaying initiative, as this shows that they can take charge and make decisions independently. They also expect employees to demonstrate a willingness and ability to work flexibly, as this allows them to adapt to different tasks and schedules. Additionally, employers expect employees to be adaptable and open to situations of change, as this ensures they can adjust to new circumstances and challenges.

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  • 6. 

    A secondary labour market includes:  (Select four)

    • A.

      Demand for labour is from small to medium sized organisations

    • B.

      Lower skill levels

    • C.

      Stable employment levels

    • D.

      Less attractive earning potential

    • E.

      Minimum opportunities for career advancement

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Demand for labour is from small to medium sized organisations
    B. Lower skill levels
    D. Less attractive earning potential
    E. Minimum opportunities for career advancement
    Explanation
    A secondary labour market typically consists of small to medium-sized organizations that have a demand for labor. The skill levels required for jobs in this market are generally lower compared to the primary labor market. The earning potential in the secondary labor market is less attractive, and there are limited opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, stable employment levels are often observed in the secondary labor market.

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  • 7. 

    Human resource planning is an activity that only happens at a specific time of the business year.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Human resource planning is not limited to a specific time of the business year. It is an ongoing process that involves forecasting the organization's future workforce needs, identifying the necessary skills and competencies, and developing strategies to attract, recruit, and retain employees. This process is not confined to a particular time frame but is continuously monitored and adjusted according to the changing business requirements and external factors. Therefore, the statement that human resource planning only happens at a specific time of the business year is incorrect.

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  • 8. 

    It is clear that the success of the HR activity relies on removing obstacles such as suspicion and lack of commitment by line management, by involving them extensively in the process.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that involving line management extensively in the HR process helps to remove obstacles such as suspicion and lack of commitment. When line management is actively involved, they become more committed to the HR activities and are less likely to be suspicious of them. This involvement also helps to build trust and collaboration between HR and line management, leading to a more successful implementation of HR initiatives.

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  • 9. 

    A key purpose of trade unions is to participate in the regulation of the employment relationship between workers and employers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Trade unions play a crucial role in regulating the employment relationship between workers and employers. They negotiate with employers on behalf of workers to secure better wages, working conditions, and benefits. By participating in the regulation of the employment relationship, trade unions ensure that workers' rights are protected and that fair and equitable practices are followed in the workplace. This includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements, addressing grievances, and advocating for workers' interests in various labor-related matters. Therefore, the statement that a key purpose of trade unions is to participate in the regulation of the employment relationship between workers and employers is true.

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