HRMT2000

Question

1.The intention behind the new unfair dismissal provisions was:

Select one:

a.to boost productivity.

  1. b.to make it more difficult for businesses to employ contractors.
  2. c.to force employers to introduce decision-making procedures that ensured fairness to employees.
  3. d.to improve employee morale and motivation.

2.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.Human resource management policies that integrate health and safety issues can reduce the likelihood of injury, reduce the costs of OHS to the organisation, and increase the capacity of workers to work in a safe manner.
  2. b.Human resource management policies have no effect on either OHS costs or productivity.
  3. c.Human resource management policies that integrate health and safety issues have found to reduce the likelihood of injury, nor the costs of OHS to the organisation.
  4. d.Human resource management policies that integrate health and safety issues can reduce the likelihood of injury, but increase the costs of OHS to the organisation.

3.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.The employment relationship, according to many pluralist and radical analysts, is an ‘open and uncertain’ arrangement, in the sense that the employee can only promise to supply labour effort, and the employer accepts this promise on faith.
  2. b.The employment relationship, according to many unitarist analysts is an ‘open and uncertain’ arrangement, in the sense that the employee can only promise to supply labour effort, and the employer accepts this promise on faith.
  3. c.Both of the answers are correct.
  4. d.Neither of the answers are correct.

4.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.Australia has moved from a decentralised wage system to a centralised system in the 1980s and 1990s.
  2. b.Australia has had no movement away from a centralised wage system to a decentralised system in the 1980s and 1990s.
  3. c.Australia has neither a centralised nor a decentralised wage system.
  4. d.Australia has moved from a centralised wage system to a decentralised system in the 1980s and 1990s.

5.Which of the following options is the correct definition for ‘transactional psychological contracts’?

Select one:

  1. a.Expectations between employers and employer groups that are focused on a specific economic exchange with flexibility and defined terms.
  2. b.Expectations between employers and union shop stewards that are focused on a specific economic exchange with little flexibility and narrowly defined terms.
  3. c.Expectations between employers and employees that are focused on a specific economic exchange with little flexibility and narrowly defined terms.
  4. d.Expectations between employers and employees that are focused on a specific economic exchange with enormous flexibility.

6.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.The scholarly comparison between HRM and industrial relations (IR) is not an arcane academic exercise.There is, however, little justification for students of HRM to study and learn IR.
  2. b.The scholarly comparison between HRM and industrial relations (IR) is an arcane academic exercise.It provides a strong justification for students of HRM to study and learn from IR.
  3. c. The scholarly comparison between HRM and industrial relations (IR) is not an arcane academic exercise.It provides a strong justification for students of HRM to study and learn from IR.
  4. d.None of the statements are correct.

7.The classical definition of a ‘trade union’ comes from:

Select one:

  1. a.Beatrice and Sidney Webb, who defined it as: ‘a continuous association of wage-earners for maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment’.
  2. b.Beatrix Potter, who defined it as: ‘a continuous association of wage-earners for maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment’.
  3. c.Beatrice and Spyder, who defined it as: ‘a continuous association of wage-earners for maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment’.
  4. d.None of the statements are correct.

8.At a global level, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that:

Select one:

  1. a.around 4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) is lost each year due to occupational injuries and diseases, including lost working time, production interruptions and workers compensation costs.
  2. b.around .04 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) is lost each year due to occupational injuries and diseases, including lost working time, production interruptions and workers compensation costs.
  3. c.around 40 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) is lost each year due to occupational injuries and diseases, including lost working time, production interruptions and workers compensation costs.
  4. d.None of the statements are correct.

9.Thinking about rights and duties of employees, which of the following is correct?

Select one:

  1. a.Duty to comply with labour contract
  2. b.Duty to respect employers’ property
  3. c.Duty to comply with the law
  4. d.All of the answers are correct.

 

10.Developing a set of values, perception and attitudes of behaviour with regard to safety is an example of a:

Select one:

  1. a.business safety culture.
  2. b.positive safety culture.
  3. c.negative safety culture
  4. d.neutral safety culture.

11.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.One of the possible reasons for the decline in union membership is that the structures and polices of the unions themselves failed to recognise and accommodate to changing times.
  2. b.One of the possible reasons for the decline in union membership is that management became increasingly intolerant of union membership in their enterprise and were more likely than in previous decades to mount anti-union strategies.
  3. c.One of the possible reasons for the decline in union membership relates to growth industries and having jobs with little traditional union involvement.
  4. d.All of the statements are correct.

12.The employment contract:

Select one:

  1. a.is a critical tool for employers to use in preventing damage to the business when a staff member is poached.
  2. b.is a critical tool for employees to help them open the opportunities for their poaching by an employer’s competitors.
  3. c.serves no real assistance for employers to prevent damage to business when a staff member is poached.
  4. d.None of the answers are correct.

13.The tendency to emphasise the interest and wellbeing of the group over those of each individual is referred to as:

Select one:

  1. a.collaborationism.
  2. b.unitarism.
  3. c.collectivism.
  4. d.mateshipism.

14.Asking female job candidates how they will juggle work and family commitments is:

Select one:

  1. a.a reasonable question for HR to ask a potential employee.
  2. b.an important part of the interview process.
  3. c.harassment.
  4. d.discrimination.

15.The Rudd/Gillard Government’s ten National Employment Standards included (among other factors):

Select one:

  1. a.maximum weekly hours; requests for flexible working arrangements.
  2. b.maximum weekly hours; requests for flexible working arrangements.
  3. c.parental leave and related entitlements; also annual leave.
  4. d.All of the statements are correct.

16.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.The Fair Work Act 2009 replaced WorkChoices.
  2. b.Australia does not currently have legislation that governs workplaces.
  3. c.None of the answers are correct.
  4. d.WorkChoices replaced the Fair Work Act 2009.

17.The aim of both award rationalisation and award modernisation was to:

Select one:

  1. a.neither reduce nor increase the number of awards but to make it less complex.
  2. b.remove awards entirely.
  3. c.reduce the number of awards and complexity of the award system.
  4. d.increase the number of awards.

18.Select the most appropriate statement from the following:

Select one:

  1. a.Workplace bullying is no longer a problem in Australian workplaces.
  2. b.Workplace bullying is okay so long as no one is physically injured.
  3. c.Workplace bullying can be described as unreasonable behaviour directed towards a person or group of persons.
  4. d.None of the statements are correct.

19.Which definition listed below best describes the process of conciliation?

Select one:

  1. a.It is a process by which a third party hears evidence in connection with a dispute and makes a binding determination.
  2. b.None of the answers are correct.
  3. c.It is a process by which a third party conciliator attempts to resolve a dispute through discussion and negotiation.
  4. d.It is a type of arbitration process.

20.Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 National Employment Standards introduced by the Rudd/Gillard government?

Select one:

  1. a.Maximum weekly hours
  2. b.Six weeks annual leave
  3. c.Long service leave
  4. d.Requests for flexible work arrangements
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