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

Questions 76

Fran is a HR Professional for her organization and she is interviewing applicants for a warehouse position. One of the candidates has written on his application that he speaks Spanish. Fran interviews this candidate in Spanish and interviews all other candidates in English. This is an example of what?

Options:

A.

Perpetuating past discrimination

B.

Disparate impact

C.

Disparate treatment

D.

Accommodation

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Questions 77

Jane is preparing for an interview process for an open position within her company. Jane has prepared several questions for the interview. In her questions, Jane is careful not to ask all of the following questions, except for which one?

Options:

A.

How many children do you have?

B.

Where are you from?

C.

What's your date of birth?

D.

Our hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM. Can you meet this requirement of the position?

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Questions 78

An effective progressive disciplinary process begins with which of the following?

Options:

A.

A written warning

B.

A verbal warning

C.

A suspension

D.

Coaching or counseling

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Questions 79

Which of the following points is important to effective lobbying: that is, attempting to influence or persuade an elected official to pass, defeat, or modify a piece of legislation?

Options:

A.

Learning how the legislative and political process works

B.

Beginning by using persuasion to convince the elected official to accept your position

C.

Making big financial contributions

D.

Letting the elected official choose a solution rather than present a proposal solution

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Questions 80

As a Senior HR Professional you often have to participate in strategic planning for your department and organization. Strategic planning has four phases to its completion. Which of the following is not one of the four phases of strategic planning?

Options:

A.

Close the strategic plan

B.

Establish a foundation for the strategy

C.

Develop the strategic plan

D.

Implement the strategic plan

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Questions 81

You are the Senior HR Professional in your organization and you're working with Janet, a project manager, to discuss the scope of a new project. Janet and her project team have taken your project scope and segmented it into a visual decomposition of the project work. What has Janet created?

Options:

A.

Activity list

B.

Project network diagram

C.

Project Work Breakdown Structure

D.

Scope breakdown structure

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Questions 82

Which one of the following best describes Progressive discipline?

Options:

A.

Discussion of substandard performance, verbal warning, written warning, and final written warning.

B.

Discussion of substandard performance, written warning, final written warning, termination.

C.

Series of documents of employee's substandard performance prior to each step of discipline or termination.

D.

Series of documents of employee's incompetence or insubordination that precedes an employee's termination.

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Questions 83

As part of your implementation of a new course, you will deliver pilot programs to a small group of learners in your organization. Which of the following are the two types of pilot programs that an organization can use within ADDIE?

Options:

A.

Mock program and management-driven format

B.

Instructor-to-instructor format and instructor-to-peer format

C.

Identical program format and abbreviated program format

D.

Job-sampling program and abbreviated program format

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Questions 84

Nonexempt employees are not required to be paid to attend training events when four certain conditions are met. Which one of the following is not one of the four conditions to determine if a nonexempt employee should be paid for training?

Options:

A.

The event must be outside normal work hours

B.

The event's attendance is documented in performance review

C.

The event may not be job related

D.

The event must be voluntary

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Questions 85

Jennifer is the HR Professional for her organization. Her supervisor, Dan, has asked Jennifer to find the Compa-ratio for Sam. Sam earns $40,000 as a mechanic, but the midpoint for a mechanic is actually $50,000. What is the Compa-ratio for Sam?

Options:

A.

-$10,000

B.

125 percent

C.

80 percent

D.

$10,000

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Questions 86

According to the WARN Act, an employer with 200 employees is required to provide 60 days' notice of a mass layoff when which of the following is true?

Options:

A.

A flood requires that one of the plants be shut down for repairs, and 55 employees are laid off.

B.

The employer lays off 5 employees a week for 3 months.

C.

A major client unexpectedly selects a new vendor for the company's products, and the company lays off 75 employees.

D.

The employer is seeking additional funding and will lay off 70 employees if the funding falls through.

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Questions 87

Jan is the HR Professional for her organization and she's meeting with the management to discuss the results of a balanced scorecard review. In particular, the management is asking Jan for her opinion how the organization can enhance organizational performance through education of the organization's employees. Which specific component of the balanced score is the management likely to be concerned with, in this scenario?

Options:

A.

Performance and retention

B.

Rewards and recognition

C.

Education and learning

D.

Learning and growth

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Questions 88

Which of the following is the process of systematically determining a relative internal value of a job in an organization?

Options:

A.

Recruitment

B.

Ranking method

C.

Job evaluation

D.

Salary range

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Questions 89

A business professional must plan on the direction and mission of the organization. Questions that direct the business ask where is the business now, where does the business want to go, how will the business get there, and how will we know when it has arrived. What term is assigned to this business introspection?

Options:

A.

Planning

B.

Mission building

C.

Strategic planning

D.

Vision

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Questions 90

A corporate manager regularly participates in discussion boards with a group of peers and one-on-one emails with a development specialist. He is mostlikely engaged in which of the following development activities?

Options:

A.

Mentoring

B.

Peer-to-peer coaching

C.

Leadership coaching

D.

Virtual coaching

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