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HRCI GPHR Global Professional in Human Resource Exam Practice Test

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Global Professional in Human Resource Questions and Answers

Question 1

A company has selected a young Operations manager to start a factory operation in Malaysia over a three-year period. The assignment may extend another couple of years depending on the required transition. Which of the following programs is likely the MOST valuable to this international assignee while on assignment?

Options:

A.

Programs to help manage his career

B.

Creating vehicles for communication with home country

C.

Mentoring

D.

Training

Question 2

Which of the following best describes the reason why continual environmental scanning is important for an organization?

Options:

A.

To train their managers more effectively

B.

To create a technologically advanced workforce

C.

To identify potential external opportunities and threats to an organization

D.

To attract a talented pool of applicants to choose from for its workforce

Question 3

Which of the following stages of globalization is an organization likely in if it is pursuing a polycentric staffing approach?

Options:

A.

Domestic

B.

Global

C.

Multinational

D.

Transnational

Question 4

An organization is in the decline stage of the organizational life cycle. It has worldwide locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. However, it will be closing three of offices within the next two years. This was joint decision made by the management team at the annual managers’ meeting, which all managers above the senior manager grade level attended.

Key personnel in each of these offices are not worried because they will likely be re-deployed to meet specific organizational needs. In fact, this was what had occurred last year to one of its offices had shut down. In addition, management has reiterated this message. Which of the following stages of globalization BEST describes the phase this company is in?

Options:

A.

Global

B.

Multinational

C.

International

D.

Transnational

Question 5

Which of the following factors is NOT likely an issue a human resources professional would help a family to work through to determine the appropriateness of an international assignment for the family at that time?

Options:

A.

Is adventure and discovering new things characteristic of the family?

B.

Is the family stable and relationships currently harmonious?

C.

Is there a history of drug abuse in the family?

D.

Are the children open to moving to the host country?

Question 6

The HR Director of a multinational, U.S.-based company is proposing a staffing plan where foreign offices are staffed with as local nationals as possible instead of expatriates. Which of the following are NOT business justifications for this proposal?

Options:

A.

Building local expertise competencies

B.

Compliance with U.S. tax regulations

C.

Favorable tax treatment by local government

D.

Realization of cost savings

Question 7

According to Gregersen and Black, which of the following type of expatriate is the most likely to work through problems by constantly weighing the pros and cons of basing decision s on localized values vs. the corporation’s standardized procedures and processes?

Options:

A.

Dual citizen

B.

Expatriate who “goes native”

C.

Homebound expatriate

D.

Free agent

Question 8

Which of the following is an intangible cost of an international assignment?

Options:

A.

Career support for spouse in home and host country

B.

Allowances

C.

Home leave for vacation back to the home country to visit family

D.

Opportunity cost of potential contributions in home country

Question 9

Let’s assume you are training assemblers on how to use the production database to enter and track data on the status of work in process. In addition, in compliance with internal ISO 9001 procedures, you must evaluate the status of the training for the individual as (1) performs with close supervision, (2) performs with minimal supervision, (3) capable of supervising others, or (4) extended training.

Which of the following level of learning (as described by Bloom’s taxonomy) would best describe an individual who “performs with minimal supervision”?

Options:

A.

Synthesis

B.

Application

C.

Knowledge

D.

Evaluation

Question 10

Which of the following factors is NOT a significant variable in how an individual may re-adjust after returning home ?

Options:

A.

Extent of previous experience on international assignments

B.

Length of time on international assignment

C.

Clarity of new job and role

D.

Changes in family & friends

Question 11

A U.S. Based high tech company has built a R&D office in Bangalire, India. Four years have passed since greenfield operation was successfully built. During this time, the new location has taken on higher priority engineering projects and has trained and developed managerial skills of its newly recruited managers in Bangalore.

Headquarters wants the office to take on a new engineering project that would expand its business by adding a new product line. This project has been identified as the most important objective for the corporation in the mid-term. However,the site still lacks technical knowledge in a particular area. Which of the following types of international assignments is the most appropriate in order to fill this knowledge gap ?

Options:

A.

Localized transfer

B.

International commuting

C.

Short-term assignment

D.

Long-term expatriation

Question 12

Which of the following decribes an employee’s motivational potential, according to the job characteristics mode?

Options:

A.

Ability to implement, responses, feedback

B.

Motivation factors and incentives

C.

Skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomu, feedback

D.

job analysis, task significance

Question 13

A company has two locations and is in the domestic stage of globalization. The firm has identified an objective to become a truly multinational corporation in 5 years in order to become competitive and reduce overall costs of operations. Given this strategic goal, which of the following international assignments would result in the highest ROI?

Options:

A.

Operations executive with the following tangible costs = $180,000 salary + $70,000 allowances + $60,000 services to open up operations in the second location

B.

Human resources manager with the following tangible costs = $105,000 salary + $70,000 allowances + $60,000 services to open up operations in the second location

C.

Customer service coordinator with the following tangible costs = $55,000 salary + $50,000 allowances + $30,000 services to open up the market in the second location

D.

Sales executive with the following tangible costs = $180,000 salary + $70,000 allowances +$60,000 services to open up the market in the second location

Question 14

Which of the following is NOT a potential outcome of a poor decision making process by the individual in resolving to pursue an international assignment?

Options:

A.

Home country manager addresses problems quickly and thoroughly while the individual is on assignment

B.

Dissatisfaction by assognee’s family

C.

Individual evaluates aspectds of the international assignment incorrectly due to the lack of knowledge in doing so

D.

Unrealistic expectations about assignment

Question 15

Which of the following statements describes a false positive in the selection process?

Options:

A.

A qualified candidate who was hired

B.

An unqualified candidate who was rejected

C.

A qualified candidate who was rejected

D.

An unqualified candidate who was hired

Question 16

Which of the following competencies is required for a global leader to succeed cross-functionally across groups ?

Options:

A.

Transferring knowledge

B.

Establishing credibility

C.

Obtaining information

D.

Selling

Question 17

Which of the following statements is ture?

Options:

A.

In a functional organization, conflicts between functional managers and project managers are uncommon

B.

Project mangers have a moderate to high level of authority in a functional matrix organization

C.

Project mangers have low to moderate level of authority in a balanced matrix organization

D.

In a weak matrix organization, conflicts between functional managers and project managers are uncommon

Question 18

Which of the following factor is NOT affected by demographic considerations?

Options:

A.

Business unit level strategies

B.

Corporate level strategies

C.

Functional strategies

D.

Government and regulatory agencies

Question 19

Which of the following ways does a U.S. company practices regarding industrial relations differ from the approach of most nations?

Options:

A.

Automatic representation

B.

Government mandate approach

C.

Positive approach

D.

Employer free speech

Question 20

Utilizing Briscoe and Hall’s framework of defining competencies, which of the following is disadvantage of utilizing a strategies-based approach to defining competencies?

Options:

A.

May be too broad to relate to specific jobs in specific locations

B.

Aligns with long-term organizational goals

C, Expensive to utilize

C.

Characteristic may be interpreted differently in different countries

Question 21

Which of the following is NOT considered a competitive advantage strategy ?

Options:

A.

Above Market Compensation Structure

B.

Product differentiation

C.

Cost advantage

D.

Customer Intimacy

Question 22

Researchers have determined that in some cultures, informal training programs are more effective than formal training programs. Which of the following programs is an example of a formal training program?

Options:

A.

Job rotations

B.

Mentors

C.

Cross-cultural training

D.

Knowledge management]

Question 23

Which of the following represents a PRIMARY reason why employees leave an organization ?

Options:

A.

Lack of challenging work

B.

Manager does not share relevant information with employees

C.

Manager is not approachable and open to new ideas

D.

Uncertainty of future

Question 24

Which of the following is NOT an external third-party source for recruiting ?

Options:

A.

Private employment agencies

B.

Labor unions

C.

Outplacement firms

D.

Agencies

Question 25

Which of the following is NOT a potential reason for geographic differentials in pay?

Options:

A.

Different cost of living standards

B.

Incentive to attract akilled workers to an area, which normally has rain for 80% of the year

C.

Existence of a large group of minorities in the area

D.

Incentive to attract workers to a foreign country

Question 26

Which of the following would NOT impact the effectiveness of the transfer of training?

Options:

A.

Pressure amongst colleagues not to perform new skills

B.

Lack of reinforcement

C.

Fear of change

D.

Lack of aqtiude

Question 27

Which of the following is NOT a reason why corporations in the 21st century have decided to accelerate the rate of their global expansion?

Options:

A.

To compete with their major competitor who is in the global stage of globaliztion

B.

Pressure to lower costs

C.

Shortage of particular resources

D.

Favorable trade agreements and government policies

Question 28

Which of the following takes into account the effects of inflation when analyzing data from a pulished survey?

Options:

A.

Aging

B.

Measuring central tendency

C.

Utilizing frequency distributions

D.

Leveling

Question 29

A company decide to purpose an international assignment program to fill a new position in its new office Beijing, China. With the assistance of the human resources professional, the management, team has finalized a list of selection criteria of the candidate for the role considering the entire scope of the international assignment. During the interviewing process, they utilize various tools to isolate out the success factors.

After deciding on the candidate and the individual accepting the offer, the human resources professional with vendors to provide cross-cultural training prior to departure and plans all the logistical details for the relocation. The human resources professional also assists the individual and his family by providing contacts and setting up meetings with other expatriates in the host country to orientate the expatriate before country, ie career deveploment, potential roles, personal transition, etc. In this scenario, which of the following actions items were forgotten to ensure a successful international assignment?

Options:

A.

Plan for a successful repatriation

B.

Provide ongoing support, while on assignment

C.

Plan the international assignment as part of a process, not an activity

D.

Provide appropriate training

Question 30

After two years of selling mostly prototypes of their product, built to customer specifications, a company is beginning to commercialize this product. The current average cost to build the product is $1000 per unit, where $600 is the bill of materials and $400 id the direct labor. The company currently produces at the run rate of the 100 good units per week from 200 total units processed. The firm currently sells the product at $1500 per unit, without volume discounts. One of the major pressures from their customers is to cut costs by 40% within one year. Which of the following strategies should the firm pursue first based on the following research data ? Please assume there is infinite customer demand.

Options:

A.

Acquiring a company overseas in order to manufacture the product, which would reduce costs by 75% in Year 1 (5% probability of the success )

B.

Developing a turnkey operation that reduces costs by 65% in Year 1 (30% probability of the success )

C.

Participate in a joint venture for new R&D that would help reduce costs by 50% by improving yields in Year 1 (20% probability of success )

D.

Licensing out the technology to a corporation in another country that would reduce costs by 55% in Year 1 (15% probability of success )

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