Management and Organizational Studies 3342A/B Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Job Evaluation, Job Analysis

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Chapter 06 Person-Based Pay Structures
Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
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 _____
pay structures.
A. job-
based
B. task-
based
C. opportunity-based
D. skill-
based
E. mission-based
2. A pay structure in which employees are paid
based on the work knowledge that they acquire is
known as:
A. skill-based
pay structure.
B. task-based pay
structure.
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.
A. assignme
nt-based
B. work-based
C. multiskill-based
D. task-
based
E. job-based
4. Which of the following is the first step in
determining an internal skill-based structure?
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A. Grouping related
skills into a single
unit
B. Performing skill analysis
C. Arranging skill blocks into a skill
structure
D. Performing skill certification
E. Describing and evaluating the skills
5. Which of the following is true about certification
methods?
A. Certification cannot be
accomplished through peer
review.
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
certification.
6. Research on skill-based plans has shown that
skill-based plans:
A. are generally well
accepted by
employees.
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
general.
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.
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8. Observable behaviours that indicate the level of
competency within each competency set are
known as:
A. cognitive
patterns.
B. competence builders.
C. core competencies.
D. competency indicators.
E. core mnemonics.
9. Which of the following is true about
competencies?
A. They focus on average performance
rather than optimum performance.
B. They discourage employees from assuming leadership
roles.
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
proficiencies.
E. They make people lose their focus.
10. Which of the following individuals possesses
"personal characteristics" competency?
A. Jake demonstrates an
uncompromising integrity toward
company values.
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
visionary competency?
A. Respect
for others
B. Loyalty
C. Flexibilit
y
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