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61) The guarantee by the employer to pay specified compensation and benefits in the case of termination due to downsizing or restructuring is known as:
A) a guaranteed annual wage.
B) wage protection insurance.
C) a golden parachute clause.
D) a severance package.
E) supplemental unemployment benefits.
62) Survivor sickness is:
A) a sickness found among white—collar workers.
B) a range of emotions that can include feelings of betrayal or violation, guilt, and detachment.
C) a sickness found among production workers.
D) a physical illness caused by a toxic building.
E) an illness causing errors in work and reduced performance.
63) Outplacement is:
A) a service within a company facilitated by HR professionals.
B) a service within a company that provides resume-writing and interview-skill workshops.
C) a service offered by an outside agency that provides job opportunities.
D) a service offered by an outside agency that can assist terminated employees in finding employment elsewhere.
E) a service offered by an outside agency that is provided to executives only.
64) A major Canadian automaker has laid off 20% of its workforce over the course of 2 years. You are the HR professional responsible for surveying the employees remaining with the company to determine their level of engagement and job satisfaction. The survey responses indicate that many employees are experiencing feelings of guilt and detachment. What these employees are likely experiencing is known as:
A) a negative work ethic.
B) employee apathy.
C) reality shock.
D) survivor sickness.
E) survivor-guilt syndrome.
65) The initial response to a labour shortage is often:
E) scheduling overtime.
66) To deal with a labour shortage, firms often use all of the following strategies EXCEPT:
A) scheduling overtime.
B) subcontracting work.
C) offering generous early retirement and buyout packages.
E) transferring and promoting employees.
67) Advantages associated with a transfer include:
A) the fact that skills and perspectives may be broadened.
B) an increase in task significance.
C) the fact that new challenges are the inevitable result.
D) a pay increase for the employee involved.
E) more employee autonomy.
68) Which of the following statements about merit-based promotions is true?
A) Unions often prefer that merit be the deciding factor.
B) Using seniority, the employee who is promoted is always the most competent.
C) When promotions are based on seniority, objectivity is a problem.
D) A promotion is sometimes based on an assessment of future potential.
E) Promotions involve the movement of an employee from one job to another that is the same level in responsibility.
69) Canada faces a long-term labour shortage. Many employers are seeking strategies to increase the workforce participation of:
A) people with disabilities.
B) aboriginal peoples.
C) visible minorities.
E) older workers.
70) Many employers are seeking strategies to set aside stereotypes and prejudice that older workers:
A) are difficult to work with.
B) do not want to try new things.
C) are less productive.
D) are resistant to change.
E) all of the above.
71) Although flexible work arrangements have traditionally been associated with improving work/life balance, they are increasingly seen as part of a ________.
A) telecommuting plan
B) flextime plan
C) compressed workweek
D) business strategy
E) department's overhead
72) You have just been hired as the Director of Human Resources at Greenlight Inc., a mid sized Canadian furniture manufacturer. You are considering implementing compressed workweeks. The following would be a potential advantage of implementing this at Greenlight:
A) decreased willingness of workers to work some evenings/weekends.
B) reduction in paid overtime.
C) improved efficiency and reduction in absenteeism.
D) improved efficiency, reduction in absenteeism, and reduction in paid overtime.
E) reduction in absenteeism.
73) Other employers are switching to a plan that they call flexyear. Flexyear is when:
A) two or more employees can share a single full-time job.
B) employees work four ten-hour days instead of the more usual five eight-hour days.
C) employees' flexible workdays are built around a core of midday hours.
D) employees can choose the number of hours that they want to work each month over the next year.
E) employees work from home.