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401.In a _____________ arrangement two part-time employees fill one full-time job.
A. job enlargement
C. job sharing
D. split shift
402.Companies are utilizing home-based workers as ______, shifting away from the expense of maintaining in-house operators or less qualified offshore operators.
A. call agents
B. staff positions such as attorneys
403.Although there are advantages and disadvantages to home-based workers for both the employer and employee the disadvantages to employer, employee, and society in general can be summarized as:
A. it increases the overall costs to everyone: employers, employees, and society.
B. it increases theft because employees are likely to take more office supplies home, which changes their overall attitude about honesty.
C. it decreases important social interaction between and among employees on a number of levels, resulting in a change in the social network and corporate culture.
D. it decreases everyone's competitive advantage.
404.A major characteristic of a compressed workweek is that:
A. workers receive the same pay for fewer hours of work.
B. the pace of work is increased so that workers perform the same amount of work in fewer hours.
C. employees work fewer days each week, but work more hours each workday.
D. two or more part-time workers are hired to fill each full-time position.
405.A firm that wants to reduce its office costs, broaden its base of available talent and improve job satisfaction could achieve all of these goals by:
A. recruiting only from internal sources.
B. making greater use of scientific management techniques.
C. implementing the Hay system of compensation.
D. allowing more workers to work from home.
406.Which of the following statements about home-based work is most accurate?
A. Although home-based work may become very popular in the future, only a small percentage of workers currently work at home on a regular basis.
B. Home-based work offers big advantages for many workers, but is likely to increase costs for employers significantly.
C. Home-based work tends to increase the productivity of almost all workers, since people tend to be more productive when they are comfortable and can work flexible hours.
D. Home-based work allows workers to choose their own hours and interrupt work for child care and other tasks, but this freedom and flexibility can create problems for some workers.
407.At a large law firm, Gina works daily as a secretary from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., when she is replaced by Cassie who works from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. The arrangement Gina and Cassie have at the law firm is known as:
A. job enlargement.
B. job sharing.
C. job rotation.
D. job allocation.
408.At Friendly Financial Consulting, employees are allowed to choose what time they start each work day, as long as they arrive between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. They must be on the job from 10:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. They are required to work a total of 8 hours each day, so the earlier they arrive, the earlier they can leave. This is a ___________ system.
A. job sharing
B. job enlargement
D. compressed work week
409.Humphrey Communications uses a flextime plan; however, all employees must be on the job from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. These hours are referred to as the:
A. core time.
B. mandatory attendance time.
C. shared facilities time.
D. compressed time.
410.Walmart stores in northern Illinois have gone to a _________, where management works four 10-hour days, and has four days off.
A. flextime system
B. compressed work week
C. job rotation system
D. constrained work week