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

Questions 16

A strategic response to the increasing use of mobile technology in the applicant job search would include all of the following except which?

Options:

A.

Using Facebook and LinkedIn for technical job openings

B.

Posting current openings online using videos

C.

Creating mobile-friendly company websites

D.

Outsourcing the positions to social-media recruitment firms

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Questions 17

A board of directors can have an inside director and an outside director. What is an inside director?

Options:

A.

It is an employee that serves as the director for the corporation's board, but also has operational responsibilities, such as the CEO or CFO.

B.

It is the director of the corporation's board that also started the corporation.

C.

It is an employee that also serves as the director for the corporation's board.

D.

It is an employee that has been hired by the company to be the director of the board.

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Questions 18

Your organization will be using the point factor technique in their evaluations of job performance. You need to communicate what the point factor technique accomplishes as you're the HR Professional for your organization. Which one of the following best describes the point factor technique?

Options:

A.

Specific compensable factors are identified and then performance levels within the factors are weighted on importance to the employee.

B.

Performance factors are identified by the employee and then performance levels within the factors are weighted based on importance to the organization.

C.

Specific compensable factors are identified and then performance levels within the factors are documented. The different factors and levels are weighted based on importance to the organization.

D.

Specific compensable factors are identified and then performance levels within the factors are documented.

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Questions 19

Henry is the HR Professional for his organization and he's discussing the status of Amy's employment. Amy earns $87,500 per year and receives a paycheck via direct deposit every two weeks. Amy was hired under the offer of a salary position, but she feels that she is working far more than the agreed 40 hours per week. Based on these scenarios, do you believe Amy is exempt or non-exempt?

Options:

A.

Amy is not exempt because she is working more than ten percent of her total agreed hours per week.

B.

Amy is not exempt because she is offered bonuses as part of her pay.

C.

Amy is exempt because she is paid on a salary basis.

D.

Amy is exempt because she earns more than $1,000 per week.

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Questions 20

The Fair Labor Standards Act does provide some instances of when travel time is payable to nonexempt employees. Which of the following is an example of a nonexempt employee being reimbursed for travel time?

Options:

A.

A plumber who is traveling between job sites

B.

An employee who must travel to the worksite for overtime work

C.

A daily train commute from the employee's home to the city

D.

An airplane pilot who is waiting for a customer to fly

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Questions 21

An organization is considering a new office in another country. This foreign country is considered to be a high-context culture. What does this mean?

Options:

A.

People rely more on the words of the conversation to discern what is meant.

B.

People rely more on para-lingual aspects of the conversation to discern what is meant.

C.

People rely more on nonverbal clues and relationships to discern what is meant.

D.

People rely on the hierarchy of conversation to discern what is meant.

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Questions 22

A US company has offices throughout the US and in Europe. What accounting rules are the company required to use?

Options:

A.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants rules

B.

International Financial Reporting Standards

C.

Securities Exchange Act rules

D.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

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Questions 23

Which of the following organizational structures is characterized by networks instead of traditional hierarchies?

Options:

A.

Seamless organization

B.

Geographic organization

C.

Flat organization

D.

Matrix organization

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Questions 24

As an HR Professional, you should be familiar with OSHA rules, standards, and regulations. Should an organization violate an OSHA standard, there are often penalties that the employer must pay. What is the maximum fine an employer may face for a deliberate and intentional violation of an OSHA standard?

Options:

A.

$70,000

B.

$50,000

C.

$10,000

D.

$100,000

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Questions 25

There are four negative risk responses an organization can elect to use. Your organization is completing a project where some electrical work is deemed too dangerous to be completed internally. You advise that the project manager hire a licensed electrician to complete the dangerous assignment. What type of risk response have you advised in this scenario?

Options:

A.

Avoidance

B.

Transference

C.

Mitigation

D.

Acceptance

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Questions 26

One of the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 is that employers must grant a leave of absence for military service. Typically, how long must an employer grant leave to the individual for military service?

Options:

A.

Five years

B.

Seven years

C.

Two weeks

D.

One year

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Questions 27

Frank is an employee at the HBF Corporation, and he has recently been terminated because of poor company income. Frank visits the company's blog and saw a comment from his manager, which says, "We had to let Frank go today because he kept screwing up sales order. He's incompetent!" This is an example of which one of the following?

Options:

A.

Termination evidence

B.

Freedom of speech

C.

Libel

D.

Slander

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Questions 28

Which of the following is best defined as a benefit plan that uses an actuarial formula to calculate the contribution amount needed to reach a predetermined benefit amount at retirement?

Options:

A.

Money purchase plan

B.

Profit sharing plan

C.

401(k) plan

D.

Target benefit plan

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Questions 29

As an HR Professional, you need to be familiar with learning concepts. One such concept is orientation to learning. Which of the following statements best describes orientation to learning?

Options:

A.

What I learn today needs to be able to help me solve problems in the workplace tomorrow.

B.

I am an adult, I can direct myself.

C.

Learning is hard work and time-exhaustive.

D.

I am a worker and what I learn must work in the real world.

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Questions 30

What type of dispute resolution believes that conflict is good and is used to resolve long-standing, deep-rooted conflicts within an organization?

Options:

A.

Alternative dispute resolution

B.

Constructive confrontation

C.

Arbitration

D.

Mediation

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