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Chapter 6

MHR 523 Chapter 6 Test Bank


Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Ted Mock
Chapter
6

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Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
1. The selection process begins
A. with a job vacancy
B. once the recruiting process has provided a pool of applicants
C. as soon as the human resource department becomes involved
D. between job analysis and recruiting
E. with the hiring of the best applicant
2. Proper selection processes are integral to a firm's success because of all the following except
A. an organization's success depends on the calibre of its employees
B. the skills and qualifications of new hires need to match the organization's culture
C. improper hiring can cause legal problems
D. poor selection can be expensive
E. often it is necessary to utilize employment agencies to get the best employees
3. Rejecting immigrant applicants, especially those with foreign qualifications, because they are "overqualified"
has resulted in
A. a breakdown of barriers against immigrants
B. evidence that selection tools are valid
C. systemic discrimination
D. evidence of the use of performance-based job descriptions
E. selection board members being allowed to use assumptions to reject an applicant
4. An organization's selection decisions
A. are not usually based on job descriptions
B. are generally made after the hiring decision
C. must reflect job requirements
D. are less important when the organization is in a dynamic, expanding environment
E. usually tend to be made randomly

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5. The selection process
A. is a means for an organization to achieve its objectives
B. will have no impact on internal realities
C. will have no impact on the external realities of the organization
D. is unnecessary in smaller firms
E. occurs prior to recruitment practices
6. Selection strategy should do all the following except
A. reflect job requirements
B. be linked to the organization's stage in its life cycle
C. recognize organizational constraints
D. recognize labour market realities
E. reflect the strategy of the competition
7. All of the following have an impact on the selection process except
A. human resource plans
B. organizational policies
C. the labour market
D. job descriptions and specifications
E. the number of employees in the organization
8. A selection ratio is defined as
A. the number of applicants available to the number of applicants hired
B. the number of applicants available to the number of jobs available
C. the number of applicants hired to the number of applicants available
D. the number of applicants hired to the number of jobs available
E. the number of applicants hired to the number of permanent employees
9. A selection ratio of 1:25 would normally be considered
A. a sign that the company did not get enough applicants
B. a sign that the company did not recruit from appropriate sources
C. a large selection ratio
D. impossible (it could not exist)
E. irrelevant, as selection ratios are not considered important to the selection process

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10. Which one of the following would not be viewed as a challenge to the ethical standards of the selection
process?
A. hiring based on friendship or relationship rather than suitability
B. taking bribes
C. accepting gifts from a placement agency
D. hiring on suitability and merit
E. taking age and gender information into consideration
11. There are a number of sequential steps in the selection process, which are fairly generic to most
organizations. The following are five of these steps in sequence, except for one that is out of sequence. Select
it.
A. primary review of all applications
B. realistic job preview
C. employment interview
D. medical evaluation (if required)
E. hiring decision
12. All the following are steps in the selection process except
A. screening interviews
B. employment interviews
C. reference verification
D. building an applicant pool
E. realistic job preview
13. Some factor(s) that define the type of selection procedure used by an organization include
A. the size of the organization, and the stage in the organizations growth
B. the stage of organizational growth and the specific jobs involved
C. the specific jobs involved only
D. the size of the organization, the stage of organizational growth, and the specific jobs involved
E. both the size of the organization and the specific jobs involved
14. According to one study, regardless of organizational size one of the most commonly used selection tools is
A. application blanks
B. personality tests
C. honesty tests
D. weighted application blanks
E. interests inventories
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