Aplia Questions ch 7-13

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diversity

all the ways in which people differ

inclusive dimensions of diversity include:

competency
work style
personality
education

which of the following is a rigid, exaggerated, irrational belief associated with a particular group of people?

a stereotype

which of the following is a psychological experience of a person who, usually engaged in a task, is aware of a sterotype about his or her identity group suggesting he or she will not pergorm well on that task?

stereotype threat

Phiex Plastic has a very strong set of corporate values. In fact, phlex has been known to discourage the emergence of alternative values. Phlex is most likely:

monoculture

which of the following means that an organization accommodates several subcultures?

pluralism

trouser's, inc. top management is exclusively made up of older white males. Trouser's promotes from within, and top management is most comfortable with individuals who are similar to them. Women and minorities at this company who wish to be promoted are likely to experience:

the glass ceiling effect

which of the following suggests that women deal with glass ceilings and walls by leaving the company?

the opt-out trend

_______ involves exposing traditional managers to nontraditional peers to help break down stereotypical beliefs.

exposure

mentor

higher ranking, senior organizational member who is committed to providing upward mobility and support to a protege's professional career

Organizations that offer childcare, flexible work schedules, and home-based employment are using ____________ to improve diversity

accommodations

Matthew is Mandy's supervisor. He promises to fire her if she does not engage in sexual activity with him. This type of sexual harassment would be categorized as:

Quid pro quo

today, more than ever, strategic decisions are related to human resource considerations. which of the following refers to the economic value of the knowledge, experience, skills, and capabilities of employees?

human capital

the ______________ requires that employers provide "reasonable accommodations" if they are necessary to allow performance of duties.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Which of the following restricts mandatory retirement?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Which health/safety law reguires continued health insurance coverage (paid by employee) following termination?

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

Under the new social contract, the employer provides:

Incentive compensation

What is the first step in attracting an effective work force?

Human resource planning

Bryan, who works in human resource department, is interested in gathering date on the projected number of resignations and retirements over the next 10 years. He is most likely performing which of the following activities?

Human resource planning

A _________ is a systematic process of gathering and interpreting information about a job's essential duties.

job analysis

Which of the following is a device for collecting information about an applicant's education, previous job experience, and other background characteristics?

an application form

on employee applications and during interviews, it is appropriate to ask all of the following except:

race or color of skin

pizza deluxe learning center is an in-house education facility that offers broad-based learning opportunities for employees. Pizza Deluxe Learning Center would be considered to be:

A corporate university

The process of observing and evaluating an employee's work, recording the assessment, and providing feedback to the employees is referred to as:

Performance appraisal

which of the following is a processs that uses multiple raters, including self-rating, to appraise employee performance and guide development?

a 360-degree feedback

Which of the following is developed from critical incidents relating to job performance?

behaviorally anchored rating scale (BARS)

With __________ , compensation is linked to the species tasks an employee performs

job-based pay

which of the following allows employees to select the benefits of greatest value to them?

cafeteria-based benefits packages

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