HOMEWORK 1 -HUMAN RESOURCE TEXT BOOK MCGRAW-HILL/DUSHKIN 12/13 21ST ED.
1. According to â€œAre You a Leader or a Laggard?â€, many firms are reluctant to move quickly toward more sustainable business practices due to a lack of:
a. interest by business stakeholders.
b. understanding of policies and actions needed.
c. financial payoffs from incorporating sustainable practices.
d. proof that the environment is in danger.
2. As defined in â€œAre You a Leader or a Laggard?â€, sustainable practices are those that focus on:
a. process improvement.
b. waste reduction.
c. immediate value.
d. collaborative efforts.
3. According to â€œBuilding Sustainable Organizations: The Human Factor,â€ when employees do not have health insurance from employers or elsewhere:
a. they have higher salaries.
b. they have higher mortality rates.
c. they qualify for government assistance.
d. there are no effects on their economic well-being.
4. As reported in â€œBuilding Sustainable Organizations: The Human Factor,â€ working long hours has been shown to:
a. be more prevalent in Europe than in the United States.
b. have no effect on health.
c. improve productivity.
d. correlate to rates of hypertension.
5. As claimed in â€œGrooming the Next Generation,â€ for a company in the service industry, the most valuable resource is:
a. intellectual capital.
b. senior employees.
c. risk managers.
d. new workers.
6. As reported in â€œGrooming the Next Generation,â€ Aon Corporationâ€™s future workers come from:
a. organizations for retired Baby Boomers.
b. overseas corporations.
c. community universities.
d. top-tier schools across the world.
7. According to â€œEngaged Employees = High-Performing Organizations,â€ low staff turnover in all industries during the U.S. economic downturn was a result of:
a. staff loyalty to their struggling employers.
b. employee apathy about the future.
c. a dearth of available job opportunities.
d. an increased corporate focus on employee engagement.
8. According to â€œIs Everyone Disabled under the ADA?â€, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual is considered to have a disability under all of the following scenarios except that the individual:
a. is regarded by an employer as having an impairment, whether or
not one is actually present.
b. has a physical or mental impairment that meets certain
c. has a record of having an impairment that meets certain
d. could have an impairment in the future due to a genetic
predisposition to such an impairment.
9. According to â€œThe â€˜Equal Opportunity Harasserâ€™: The Slow Demise of a Strange Concept,â€ the Title VII regulations against workplace sexual harassment are not triggered in a case of sexual harassment involving:
a. same-sex sexual harassment.
b. opposite-sex sexual harassment.
c. sexual harassment of a transsexual person.
d. sexual harassment of both men and women by the same offender.
10. As defined in â€œThe â€˜Equal Opportunity Harasserâ€™: The Slow Demise of a Strange Concept,â€ quid pro quo sexual harassment might involve:
a. an employer offering an employee a raise in exchange for sexual
b. â€œgirlieâ€ calendars displayed on the walls of an office.
c. a male supervisor asking a male employee for a date.
d. employees of either sex using derogatory sexual terms toward a