problem 1: Job analysis helps management in assessing the relative worth of each job, which would be one of the fundamental inputs in designing the compensation system. The process of job evaluation comprises of four steps. Which of the given is the correct series of these steps?
I. Developing a job description.
II. Developing a job specification.
III. Information gathering.
IV. Job-specific competency determination.
i) (I), (III), (IV), (II)
ii) (II), (IV), (III), (I)
iii) (III), (IV), (I), (II)
iv) (III), (II), (IV), (I)
v) (IV), (II), (I), (III).
problem 2: Responsibility is the obligation of a manager to carry out the duties allocated to him. Which of the given is/are the key principle(s) which require to be considered in delegating responsibility?
I. The delegation must enhance organizational working and must contribute positively to the organization.
II. No two employees must be assigned the same responsibility. That is, the manager has to make sure that their responsibilities do not overlap.
III. The boundaries or limits of the responsibility need not be fixed.
IV. The organization can’t afford any gaps in the delegation chain as this would result in an unaccomplished task.
i) Only (III) above
ii) Both (I) and (II) above
iii) Both (III) and (IV) above
iv) (I), (II) and (IV) above
v) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.
problem 3: An application form is a formal record of an individual’s appeal or intention for employment. In which of the given items which generally appear on the application form, applicants are needed to state their professional goals-both long-term and short-term?
i) Educational qualification.
ii) Personal information.
iii) Personality items.
iv) Work experience.
v) Reference checks.
problem 4: There are three different approaches to internationalization or globalization. Which of the given approaches is based on the optimization?
i) Ethnocentric approach.
ii) Gandhian approach.
iii) Polycentric approach.
iv) Behavioristic approach.
v) Geocentric approach.
problem 5: Career development is the procedure by which employee’s progress via a series of stages, each characterized by a distinct set of developmental tasks, activities and relationships. Which of the given is not true regarding the maintenance phase of career development?
i) The employee at this phase strives to maintain a reputation.
ii) The employee at this phase likes others to perceive him as one who is a main contributor to the organization.
iii) Employees at this phase have adequate job experience.
iv) Employees at this phase try to update his/her knowledge and skills.
v) Employees at this phase try to identify their likes and dislikes.
problem 6: The managerial function which includes establishing an intentional structure of roles for people in an organization is:
problem 7: The main objectives of recruitment are more likely to be accomplished if the recruiting sources used are appropriate for the kind of position which is to be filled. An organization will have a much greater choice in human resources if it decides to go in for external recruitment. In this context, which of the given statements is/are true regarding interested applicants?
I. Applicants apply not in response to any advertisement or announcement of a vacancy.
II. Such candidates can send their applications to the management either via post or e-mail however not in person.
III. It is significant that such applications are classified and maintained in a proper manner.
i) Only (I) above
ii) Only (II) above
iii) Both (I) and (II) above
iv) Both (I) and (III) above
v) All (I), (II) and (III) above.
problem 8: Human Resource Planning (HRP) is done at different levels in the organization to meet the resource requirement. In which of the given levels, planning is done at the strategic business unit level?
i) Intermediate-level planning.
ii) Operations planning.
iii) Corporate-level planning.
iv) Planning short-term activities.
v) Macro level.
problem 9: International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is the management of the human resources of an organization in the context of international business. According to Morgan, IHRM is stated as ‘the interplay among human resource activities, type of employees and countries of operations.’ Which of the given is/are the category(ies) of Human Resource (HR) activities?
I. Procurement of human resource.
II. Allocation of human resource.
III. Utilization of human resource.
i) Only (I) above.
ii) Only (II) above.
iii) Only (III) above.
iv) Both (I) and (II) above.
v) All (I), (II) and (III) above.
problem 10: In which of the given job analysis methods, individuals performing the job are observed and relevant points are noted?
i) Dairy method.
ii) Observation method.
iii) problemnaire method.
iv) Individual interview method.
v) Group interview method.