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HRCI HR Associate Professional Sample Questions:
01. The ADDIE model is an acronym that describes the five elements of __________ design.
d) Talent management
02. Which of the following terms refers to collapsing multiple pay ranges into a single-wide pay range?
a) Wide banding
b) Pay compression
c) Green circle rates
03. According to Maslow’s hierarchy theory, which need must first be met?
04. Which of the following compensates employees who arrive at work but find that no work is available?
a) On-call pay
b) Reporting time pay
c) Premium pay
d) Travel pay
05. HR metrics are measurements used to determine:
a) The amount of supplies such as pencils and printer toner to order
b) How many Disneyland discount tickets to arrange
c) The value and effectiveness of HR performance such as turnover, training, return on human capital, and expenses per employee
d) The annual holiday party budget
06. When an employee’s doctor releases the employee to return to work with restrictions, what should happen?
a) The employer must take the employee back and find a way to accommodate the restrictions.
b) The employer can determine whether there is a way to accommodate the restrictions.
c) The employer is obligated to return the employee to the same job without doing all the heavy lifting.
d) The employer is required to pay the employee the normal rate even if there is no job available with the required restrictions.
07. Progressive discipline policies generally involve multiple levels of:
a) Management approval before a warning is possible
b) Increasingly severe disciplinary action
c) Employee appeal before disciplinary action
d) Supervisory explanation before approval of a warning
08. A private-sector employer does not have the right to:
a) Examine the contents of employee lockers and desks
b) Listen in on customer service representative phone calls with customers
c) Track drivers of company vehicles using GPS devices
d) Use cameras in the employee restroom to catch smokers who should not be smoking in the bathroom
09. Employment policies as laid out in the employee handbook can take precedence over union contracts.
a) If there is a conflict between the union contract and the employer’s policies, the contract will always win.
b) If a conflict arises, then the policy will always prevail.
c) Whenever there are different provisions in a union contract and employer policy, the differences must be arbitrated to resolution.
d) It is up to the manager of the unit involved to determine which will be applied in the given situation.
10. Why was the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act passed by Congress?
a) Employers were being nosy about employee health problems that they had not admitted on their job applications.
b) Insurance companies were using genetic information to determine who would have expensive diseases in the future.
c) Insurance companies were finding it useful to know genetic information to defend against lawsuits.
d) Employers were using the genetic information to determine racial category membership.
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