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Who would typically have responsibility for carrying out human resource activities in a small, independent business?

The owner or general manage

Adam is a project manager in the human resources department of Intel, the U.S. semiconductor manufacturer. Adam says, "I work on issues ranging from dependent care to work/life benefits. I work with employees to better understand their needs and to help design programs for them." Which of the fundamental goals of HR management is Adam working on?

Promoting individual growth development

The widespread use of ____ has affected how HR systems are delivered.

electronic technology

During the 1950s and 1960s, all of the following developed within the field of human resource management EXCEPT

the human resource management function was recognized as being critically important to organizational success.

Genevieve, a human resource staff member, has the task of investigating employee complaints about civil rights violations at work. Which of the goals of HR management is Genevieve working on?

Complying with legal and social obligations

The HRCI offers several certifications, including all of the following EXCEPT the


The human resource function in organizations today

has grown into the role of strategic partner.

Which of the following is NOT a specific requirement for being a successful human resource manager?

A degree in human resource management

Following the requirements of the American Disabilities Act falls under which particular goals of HR?

complying with legal and social obligations

The 1964 Civil Rights Act made it illegal for corporate managers to make decisions based on all of the following EXCEPT


All of the following researchers contributed to the early growth of the human resource function EXCEPT:

Thomas Edison

Early research determining that individual and group behavior was important to organizations involved the

Hawthorne Studies.

One of the first factors that increased the importance of human resource management was

the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

A small restaurant is concerned about increasing worker productivity and tries to better structure its jobs to maximize output and service delivery. The restaurant is likely using some of the principles discussed in

scientific management.

The modern term used to describe the management of people is

human resource management.

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