Quiz: Human Resource Management & The Hiring Process

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Quiz: Human Resource Management & The Hiring Process

This test is part of a Business Management segment on the Hiring Process.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Human Resource Management can be defined as the function within an organization that:
    • A. 

      Recruits and hires employees

    • B. 

      Manages employees

    • C. 

      Directs and trains employees

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following is NOT an activity involved with Human Resource Management?
    • A. 

      Motivating employees

    • B. 

      Managing the health and safety of employees

    • C. 

      Compensating employees

    • D. 

      Preparing work schedules and work hours for individual departments

  • 3. 
    HR Management activities include the handling of employee relations and dealing with labor unions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When conducting a job interview sit directly across the table from the person to be interviewed because it gives the potential new employee a sense that you are in command of the interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When interviewing have a formalized list of questions that directly pertain to the position and follow the same questioning for each candidate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    During the interview, it is appropriate to ask about religious beliefs and sexual preferences?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The interviewer's questions should cover two areas in particular: the candidate's experience and his or her personal qualities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The interviewer should ask personal questions so that you can get to know the individual candidate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Give the applicant ample time to ask questions at the end of your questions during the interview.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Always follow up with each applicant in order to give them news about the job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What three things should be appropriately included when answering the questions, "Tell Me About Yourself?"
    • A. 

      Languages, personal weaknesses, personal strengths

    • B. 

      Marital status, children, personal facts

    • C. 

      Religion, ethnicity, and credit rating

    • D. 

      Education, Employment and Skills

  • 12. 
    The following is an appropriate answer to the questions, "Tell Me About Yourself". "I just graduated from Penn State University, I played football, had a "B" average and now I am looking for a job"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    It is a good idea to read the "job description" prior to a job interview so that you are aware of what skills are required for the job.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Open-ended questions are asked during the interview process so the interviewer can ascertain who has good communication skills and are problem solvers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The following is an appropriate answer to the question, "Why should I hire you?""I have excellent communications skills, graduated from Virginia Tech with honors, and I am very good at writing proposals?" 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When citing skills in a job interview one should indicate things that are already completed or "fixed" such as a University Degree.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Skills such as Java programmer, Excel, Access are all good things to include in answering a question such as, "Why should I hire you?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    It is a good idea to indicate all skills you have during a job interview whether or not they are relevant to the specific position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It is important to know what skills are needed for a job position prior to answering the questions, "What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Answering the question, "What are your strengths/weaknesses?" is your opportunity to boost your chance of getting the job by telling the interviewer what he/she desires to hear regardless of whether or not you can show evidence of having those skills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Doing your own research about the company and position you are applying for is important because employers want to know "Why you want to work for them?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A good reason to lean how to interview candidates for a job is that it allows you to find individuals that fit into your company or small business.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The role of the interviewer is to relay information to the applicant about the position, benefits and conditions in which they will be working, if hired.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The following topics represent 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 A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The question, "When did you graduate from high school?" is an appropriate interview question for a career position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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