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Chapter 5

MHR 523 Chapter 5 Test Bank


Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Ted Mock
Chapter
5

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Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
1. Recruitment is defined as the process of
A. finding and attracting capable individuals to apply for employment
B. locating and hiring new employees
C. interviewing and hiring
D. attracting and outsourcing employees
E. systematic layoffs
2. The recruiting process
A. is completed after new recruits are trained
B. begins when new recruits are sought and ends when their applications are submitted
C. begins with job analysis and ends when the new employee is hired
D. involves identifying candidates from a pool of applicants
E. begins by reviewing the applicants and ends with a job offer
3. Recruiting specialists are known as
A. selectors
B. employment resource specialists
C. recruiters
D. selection specialists
E. interviewers
4. Recruitment can be done only
A. during business hours
B. after identification of job openings
C. after applicants have expressed an interest
D. following the selection process
E. if the organization has a professional human resources department
5. After identifying job openings, the recruiter next
A. publishes an ad in the employment section of the local newspaper
B. hires the best applicant
C. reviews job analysis information
D. selects people to be interviewed
E. determines what type of interview to conduct

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6. The key to success in recruitment is
A. getting people to apply for jobs regardless of fit
B. getting a very large number of people to apply
C. getting the right type of applicant
D. getting a lot of applicants at least cost
E. hiring the best person
7. Recruiting the best candidates today
A. can be a means of developing a competitive advantage
B. means increasing future recruiting and training expenses
C. is too expensive to do most of the time
D. is done usually without trouble or expense
E. is illegal under employment equity legislation
8. The easiest positions to fill are
A. executive management
B. high tech employees
C. skilled workers
D. front line staff
E. unskilled labour
9. Recruiting is becoming more challenging because of all of the following except
A. aging population
B. stiff competition for talent
C. rising compensation costs
D. technological advances
E. rising aspiration levels among new entrants
10. Key recruitment decisions in strategic human resource planning include all the following except
A. gaining competitive advantage from human capital
B. investing resources into recruitment
C. developing the benefits of a diverse workforce
D. focusing on employee development
E. current sales and budget figures

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11. When applicants lack necessary skills and aptitudes to be successful, additional resources must be spent in
all of the following areas except
A. training and development
B. employee relations practices
C. operations management
D. employee communication systems
E. selection
12. Hiring from a large, diverse pool of candidates
A. makes the selection choices more difficult
B. can offer greater flexibility and capabilities
C. is an expensive recruiting plan
D. creates a lengthy recruiting process
E. is administratively very difficult to do
13. When recruiting from within, benefits may include all the following except
A. employee familiarization with the organization
B. employee is a "known" quantity
C. increased workforce motivation
D. acquisition of skills current employees do not possess
E. possible lower recruiting costs
14. Internal recruiting can offer advantages such as
A. more accurate prediction of the person's chance of success
B. bringing in "new blood"
C. usually creates a drop in employee morale by those who were passed over for promotion
D. new ideas introduced into the organization
E. removing undesirable employees
15. External recruiting offers possible advantages including
A. the acquisition of new skills and knowledge
B. generally lower recruiting costs
C. extended training and orientation period
D. an automatic fit between the new employee and the organization
E. increased morale and motivation among current employees
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