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

Questions 61

You are the Senior HR Professional for your organization and you're leading a workshop on HR practices for your department. Your first topic is the Davis Bacon Act. What did the Davis Bacon Act accomplish?

Options:

A.

It established the minimum retirement age of 65.

B.

It established the minimum working age to be 15.

C.

It was the first legislation to regulate minimum wages.

D.

It abolished the requirements for workers to be forced to retire.

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Questions 62

You are an HR Professional for your organization and you're preparing your team for a series of interviews. You want the team to be familiar with the validity types you'll use and encourage in the series of interviews. During the interview process, the candidate will need to complete a psychological test to determine his ability to perform in the job role based on collected and desired traits. This is an example of what type of validity?

Options:

A.

Construct-related validity

B.

Predictive validity

C.

Content validity

D.

Criterion-related validity

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Questions 63

Match the ways of managing risks with their examples.

SPHR Question 63

Options:

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Questions 64

Your organization offers employees an employee contract as part of the employment proposition. In the contract, there's a requirement that disputes must be settled using arbitration. When an employment contract includes the requirement for disputes to be settled through arbitration, what term is assigned to this relationship?

Options:

A.

Compulsory arbitration

B.

Binding arbitration

C.

Ad hoc arbitration

D.

Contractual arbitration

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Questions 65

A corporation is a legal entity that has rights and obligations. The corporation has a responsibility to act in the best interests of its owners. What term describes the obligation of the corporation to act in the best interest of its shareholders?

Options:

A.

Fiduciary responsibility

B.

Ethical responsibility

C.

Mission statement

D.

Corporate charter

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Questions 66

As an SPHR you know that it's important for the management to show recognition for employees that have gone above and beyond what's expected of them. For rewards and recognition to be useful, the employees must be interested in the recognition. What other factor must be true?

Options:

A.

The recognition must be genuine.

B.

The recognition must be swift.

C.

The recognition must be monetary.

D.

The recognition must be public.

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Questions 67

One of your employees has requested a leave from employment because of a call to military service. You are obligated to allow the leave, but it turns out that the military service was cancelled. Are you obligated to reemploy the individual under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994?

Options:

A.

Yes, if the company has a policy of re-hiring military personnel post-duty even if it is for less than one year.

B.

No, as this is one caveat to the law that allows employers to hire replacement employments for military personnel for up to one year when they are called away for military duty. Even if the duty is cancelled the employer must be able to retain business.

C.

No, because the individual requested leave, you do not have to accept the individual back for up to one year.

D.

Yes, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 requires it.

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Questions 68

Which of the following occurs in violation of a contract clause prohibiting strikes during the term of the contract?

Options:

A.

Wildcat strike

B.

Lockout

C.

Strike

D.

Involuntary exit

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Questions 69

As a Senior HR Professional you should be familiar with the rights of employees and how it relates to the performance and relationship with management and the organization. In this light, what are Weingarten Rights?

Options:

A.

It is the right of the employee to refuse to work overtime hours that may have been requested by management.

B.

It is the right of an employee to have a union representative present at any investigatory interview that the employee believes may lead to a disciplinary action.

C.

It is the right of an exempt employee to refuse to work more than 40 hours per week in seven-day time period.

D.

It is the right of the employee to leave the organization's employment at anytime without retribution by withholding or delaying payments due for work.

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Questions 70

One aspect of organizational development is leadership development. According to Pano's model, there are five components needed to bridge the gap between management and leadership. Which component in Pano's Model of Leadership Development states that for you to lead, you must have the permission of the people whom you lead?

Options:

A.

Establish credibility

B.

It's not about you

C.

Commit to achieve

D.

Align people

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Questions 71

What common law term best describes an employee's obligation to act with reasonable care and skill for the employer?

Options:

A.

Duty of diligence

B.

Duty of obedience

C.

Duty of honor

D.

Duty of loyalty

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Questions 72

You are developing a new seminar for your organization and you're meeting with John, the Manufacturing Manager, about the seminar. You are asking questions to John such as why the course is needed, what problem the course should solve, and what the current level of competence the participants have about the course topic. What component of ADDIE are you performing?

Options:

A.

Development

B.

Analysis

C.

Aptitude

D.

Investigate

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Questions 73

What term is assigned to an employee that makes a complaint about their employer to a federal agency claiming that illegal activity has occurred?

Options:

A.

Benedict

B.

Whistle-blower

C.

Reporter

D.

Scab

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Questions 74

Which of the following statements about substance-abuse policies is not true?

Options:

A.

An effective policy describes what happens to employees who test positive.

B.

An effective policy describes when tests will occur and what drugs will be tested.

C.

Federal law requires all employers to implement substance-abuse policies.

D.

Substance-abuse policies identify who will be tested.

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Questions 75

There are four factors that contribute to an engaged workforce. Which of the following is NOT one of the four factors that will contribute to an engaged workforce?

Options:

A.

Look for key performance metrics when hiring new talent.

B.

Identify the best fit for the employee.

C.

Concentrate on individual employee strengths.

D.

Clearly establish desired results.

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