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41.HR professionals are primarily responsible for all but which of the following?

a.Developing HRM practices that enhance competitive advantage.

b.Ensuring that employees are treated ethically.

c.Ensuring that their own talents are appropriately utilized by their companies.

d.Ensuring that the organization’s top managers are engaging in ethical accounting practices.

42.The most serious ethical problems in workplace behavior involve HRM decisions that are based on:

a.prejudice.

b.favoritism.

c.differential standards.

d.biased performance appraisals.

43.HR professionals play all but which of the following roles in the area of workplace ethics?

a.Monitoring

b.Designing the organization’s ethical code of conduct

c.Serving as company spokespeople

d.Investigating

44.As part of which of their roles must HR professionals observe the actions of organizational members to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and legally?

a.Monitoring

b.Handling grievances

c.Ensuring legal compliance

d.Investigating complaints bearing on ethical issues

45.____ serve as company spokespeople by defending the company’s actions when confronted by a regulatory agency or the media.

a.PR executives

b.Line managers

c.HR consultants

d.HR professionals

46.The SHRM code of ethics dictates that HR professionals should do all but which of the following?

a.Maintain loyalty to employees when confronting top management.

b.Uphold all laws and regulations relating to employer activities.

c.Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.

d.Maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.

47.HRM professionals are often ignored by top management because:

a.they perceive that HRM practices do not contribute to competitive advantage.

b.HRM professionals have limited business experience.

c.HRM certification is not widely respected.

d.they perceive that HRM professionals are incompetent.

48.HRM best practices include all but which of the following?

a.Monitoring the effectiveness of recruiting sources.

b.Validating selection practices.

c.Conducting unstructured, rather than structured, employment interviews.

d.Use cognitive ability tests and biographical inventories when selecting candidates for most jobs.

49.Firms that employ HRM best practices generally experience all but which of the following?

a.Higher profits

b.Higher turnover

c.Higher overall performance

d.Higher levels of profit growth

50.The failure to universally adopt many of HRM’s best practices can be attributed to all but which of the following factors?

a.Resistance to change

b.High expenses involved

c.Political considerations

d.Ignorance on the part of decision makers

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