Management and Organizational Studies 3342A/B Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Job Evaluation, Job Analysis
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Chapter 06 Person-Based Pay Structures
1. Pay structures that link pay to the depth or breadth
of the abilities and knowledge a person acquires,
which are relevant to work are known as _____
2. A pay structure in which employees are paid
based on the work knowledge that they acquire is
B. task-based pay
C. assignment-based pay structure.
D. work-based pay structure.
E. duty-based pay structure.
3. A(n) _____ system is one where pay increases
come with certification of new abilities.
4. Which of the following is the first step in
determining an internal skill-based structure?
A. Grouping related
skills into a single
B. Performing skill analysis
C. Arranging skill blocks into a skill
D. Performing skill certification
E. Describing and evaluating the skills
5. Which of the following is true about certification
A. Certification cannot be
accomplished through peer
B. Certification cannot be accomplished through on-the-job demonstrations.
C. Newer certification procedures are moving away from scheduling fixed-review points and
toward on-demand review.
D. Certification procedures, once in place, are difficult to change.
E. Recertification has been replaced with one-time
6. Research on skill-based plans has shown that
A. are generally well
B. are not affected by organizational strategy.
C. do not provide enough motivation for individuals to increase their skills.
D. encourage employees to focus on seeking promotions to earn more pay.
E. are long-term initiatives for specific settings.
7. Competency-based pay plans are different from
skill-based plans in that:
A. competency-based plans are not
very specific; they are more
B. competency-based plans are applied only to blue-collar jobs.
C. competency-based plans eliminate the need to control costs.
D. competency-based plans do not allow for lateral movement.
E. competency-based plans are a type of job-based pay structures.
8. Observable behaviours that indicate the level of
competency within each competency set are
B. competence builders.
C. core competencies.
D. competency indicators.
E. core mnemonics.
9. Which of the following is true about
A. They focus on average performance
rather than optimum performance.
B. They discourage employees from assuming leadership
C. They fail to provide a common basis for working together.
D. They tend to be unfair to the employees by justifying pay differences based on inferred
E. They make people lose their focus.
10. Which of the following individuals possesses
"personal characteristics" competency?
A. Jake demonstrates an
uncompromising integrity toward
B. Eric works respectfully in multicultural environments.
C. Lisa shows interest in developing others.
D. Joshua possesses leadership skills.
E. Katie works constantly to improve customer interaction.
11. Which of the following can be classified under