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Achieve Success in the HRCI SPHR Exam: A Detailed Senior Professional in Human Resources Guide

Questions 181

Which of the following moves an entire function out of the organization to be handled by a company specializing in the function?

Options:

A.

Corporate restructuring

B.

Outsourcing

C.

Payrolling

D.

Professional employer organization (PEO)

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Questions 182

Which of the following Acts provides protection to workers in the event of mass layoffs or plant closings?

Options:

A.

WARN

B.

BLBA

C.

FECA

D.

OSHA

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Questions 183

Which of the following includes payments made to employees that are associated with wages and salaries?

Options:

A.

Non-monetary compensation

B.

Monetary compensation

C.

Direct compensation

D.

Extrinsic reward

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Questions 184

Which employee growth and assessment program is characterized by performance objectives?

Options:

A.

Continuous-feedback program

B.

Management by objectives (MBO)

C.

Skills-based performance assessment

D.

Behavioral-based performance assessment

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Questions 185

Federal legislation does not specifically prohibit disparate treatment of caregivers, but claims of disparate treatment for employees caring for elders, children, or disabled family members increased 450 percent between 1990 and 2005. On what basis are these claims filed?

Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.

Options:

A.

Americans with Disabilities Act

B.

Family Medical Leave Act

C.

Dvis-Bacon Act

D.

Title VII

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Questions 186

Which of the following is a process that occurs due to mergers, outsourcing or changing business needs?

Options:

A.

Outplacement

B.

Involuntary exit

C.

Voluntary exit

D.

Plant closing

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Questions 187

Which of the following focuses on the person in the job?

Options:

A.

SWOT analysis

B.

Performance management

C.

Policies

D.

Risk assessment

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Questions 188

Which of the following provides additional pay for work that is considered beyond the minimum requirements of the job?

Options:

A.

Pay differential

B.

Base pay

C.

Performance-based pay

D.

Seniority-based compensation

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Questions 189

Which of the following is additional pay for dangerous or risky working conditions?

Options:

A.

Reporting pay

B.

Call-back pay

C.

Hazard pay

D.

Base pay

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Questions 190

The most common reason for the failure of organizational-change initiatives is which of the following?

Options:

A.

There was no training system in place.

B.

Employees were not prepared for the change.

C.

The strategic plan was not communicated to employees.

D.

Organization leaders did not support the change.

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Questions 191

A company that wants to reduce the cost of its unemployment insurance should do which of the following?

Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply.

Options:

A.

Terminate employees who violate company policy

B.

Establish an effective performance-management program

C.

Aggressively fight unjustified claims for unemployment

D.

Enhance national productivity and competitive ability

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Questions 192

Which of the following acts requires federal contractors or subcontractors with contracts of $25,000 or more to list all nonsenior management job openings with state employment agencies?

Options:

A.

Executive Order 11246

B.

The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974

C.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973

D.

Executive Order 11375

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Questions 193

Which of the following collects data from employers throughout the United States in order to put this information on its website?

Options:

A.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

B.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

C.

National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

D.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

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Questions 194

Which of the following allows two people with complementary skills to share the duties and responsibilities of a full-time position?

Options:

A.

Job sharing

B.

Internship program

C.

Workforce expansion

D.

Merger

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Questions 195

Which of the following decisions results in a workforce reduction or transfer of employees to other jobs?

Options:

A.

Outsourcing

B.

Acquisitions

C.

Merger

D.

Workforce expansion

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