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HRCI PHR Professional in Human Resources Exam Practice Test

Demo: 24 questions
Total 165 questions

Professional in Human Resources Questions and Answers

Question 1

Which of the following is a term used to describe efforts made by a downsizing company to help former employees through the transition to new jobs and help them re-orientate to the job market?

Options:

A.

Duty of diligence

B.

Exit interview

C.

Utility function

D.

Outplacement

Question 2

An organization would like to hire a 15-year old for some duties in their business. Which one of the following rules would be breaking the requirements of the child labor provisions of the FLSA?

Options:

A.

Non-school hours only

B.

4 hours per school day

C.

8 hours in a non-school day

D.

18 hours per school week

Question 3

Robert is the HR Professional for his organization. June, Robert's supervisor, assigns Robert for completing and filing the EEO-1 Report for the organization. What is the EEO-1 Report?

Options:

A.

It is a report that all employers with at least 100 employees must submit to the Department of Labor. It defines the total number of employees the organizationemploys.

B.

It is a report that all employers must submit to the Department of Labor defining the race, social security identification number, and income of all employees in the organization.

C.

It is a report that all employers with at least 100 employees must submit to the Department of Labor. It defines the total number of employees by job category, ethnicity, race, and gender the organization employs.

D.

It is a report that all employers must submit to the Department of Labor defining the race and income of all employees in the organization.

Question 4

Henry is the HR Professional for his organization and he's discussing the status of Amy's employment. Amy earns $87,500 per year and receives a paycheck via direct deposit every two weeks. Amy was hired under the offer of a salary position, but she feels that she is working far more than the agreed 40 hours per week. Based on these scenarios, do you believe Amy is exempt or non-exempt?

Options:

A.

Amy is exempt because she is paid on a salary basis.

B.

Amy is not exempt because she is working more than ten percent of her total agreed hours per week.

C.

Amy is exempt because she earns more than $1,000 per week.

D.

Amy is not exempt because she is offered bonuses as part of her pay.

Question 5

Which of the following are narrative methods of appraisal that require managers to describe the employee's performance? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.

Options:

A.

Daily review

B.

Field review

C.

Essay review

D.

Critical incident review

Question 6

Jane is preparing for an interview process for an open position within her company. Jane has prepared several questions for the interview. Inher questions, Jane is careful not to ask all of the following questions, except for which one?

Options:

A.

Our hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM. Can you meet this requirement of the position?

B.

Where are you from?

C.

How many children do you have?

D.

What's your date of birth?

Question 7

Yolanda is an HR Professional for her organization that has 250 employees. Yolanda is working with Thomas, a manager in the company. Thomas reports that Carrie, one of his staff members, will be leaving the organization for a leave absence due to a pregnancy issue. Thomas wants to know if he can terminate Carrie's employment because she won't be able to complete her work due to the pregnancy issue. What's the best answer for this scenario?

Options:

A.

Yolanda should tell Thomas that Carrie must return to work within 28 days or the organization can assume that Carrie has resigned.

B.

Yolanda should tell Thomas that Carrie's employment can be terminated as pregnancy issues are not allowable time away from the organization.

C.

Yolanda should tell Thomas that Carrie's employment can be terminated as the organization does not meet the Pregnancy Discrimination Act with 500 minimum employees.

D.

Yolanda should tell Thomas that Carrie must be treated the same way as any othertemporarily disabled employee.

Question 8

Beth works for the HJR Corporation and she feels that she has been discriminated against by her supervisor. Beth would like to file a charge with the EEOC but she's afraid of the repercussions and she doesn't want her identity exposed. Beth asks a lawyer to file the charge for her so she can remain anonymous. Is this legal?

Options:

A.

It depends on the state where the charge is being filed, as some states allow anonymous filings while others do not.

B.

No,the person who has been discriminated against must file her own charge.

C.

No, the person who files the charge cannot remain anonymous.

D.

Yes, the person who files the charge can have someone else file the charge on their behalf to protect their identity.

Question 9

Which of the following are established by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938? Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.

Options:

A.

Criteria for exempt and nonexempt employees

B.

Minimumwage requirement

C.

Laws for protecting American children against labor exploitation

D.

Health insurance requirement

Question 10

Stress is often a significant issue in workplaces. Author Ravi Tangri asserts that stress costs organizations up to $300 billion per year. Which one of the following stresses is the largest contributor to organizational cost of waste?

Options:

A.

Workplace accidents

B.

Turnover

C.

Absenteeism

D.

Drug plan costs

Question 11

Your organization is likely to be purchased by a competitor. The Management has asked you, in confidence, to complete environmental scanning to determine the effects of the purchase on your organization's culture, customers, and employees. What is environmental scanning?

Options:

A.

Environmental scanning is a review of the opportunities and threats that a condition may have on an organization.

B.

Environmental scanning is the process of assessing the effects of an organization change on both macro and micro elements in an organization.

C.

Environmental scanning is a review of the cultural achievability of a new project, organizationalchange, or market influence on at least three factors in an organization.

D.

Environmental scanning is an internal review of an external catalyst.

Question 12

You are a HR Professional for your organization. You have presented an idea to your staff. The staff members then discuss their ideas based on your presentation. All of the ideas are recorded and collectively ranked from most important to least important (or some other ordinal scale). Through this process a selection or forecast can be made for the organization. What forecasting technique have you used in this scenario?

Options:

A.

Nominal group technique

B.

Ratio analysis

C.

Brainstorming

D.

Delphi Technique

Question 13

The HR Professional must take measures to ensure that he is involved with all areas of the HR Impact Model. What component of the HR Impact Model serves as the process integrator of all components?

Options:

A.

Programs and Processes

B.

HR Professional

C.

Catalyst

D.

Consultation

Question 14

As an HR Professional, you should be familiar with OSHA rules, standards, and regulations. Should an organization violate an OSHA standard, there are often penalties that the employer must pay. What is the maximum fine an employer may face for a deliberate and intentional violation of an OSHA standard?

Options:

A.

$100,000

B.

$10,000

C.

$50,000

D.

$70,000

Question 15

Which of the following is a communication that damages an individual's reputation in the community, preventing them from obtaining employment?

Options:

A.

Gainsharing

B.

Constructive discharge

C.

Duty of loyalty

D.

Defamation

Question 16

Jennifer is the HR Professional for her organization. Her supervisor, Dan, has asked Jennifer to find the Compa-ratio for Sam. Sam earns $40,000 as a mechanic, but the midpoint for a mechanic is actually $50,000. What is the Compa-ratio for Sam?

Options:

A.

-$10,000

B.

80 percent

C.

125 percent

D.

$10,000

Question 17

Holly is an HR Professional for her organization and she's creating a new application for employee candidates. On Holly's application form which item is allowed?

Options:

A.

Race

B.

Gender

C.

Request for background check

D.

Sexual orientation

Question 18

As an HR Professional, you must be familiar with certain theories and insights about organizational culture, organizational development, and management. Who addressed organizational culture as "that's the way we do things around here"?

Options:

A.

Frederick Herzberg

B.

Allen A. Kennedy

C.

Edgard Schein

D.

W. Edwards Deming

Question 19

Which of the following is a process that occurs due to mergers, outsourcing or changing business needs?

Options:

A.

Involuntary exit

B.

Plant closing

C.

Voluntarily exit

D.

Outplacement

Question 20

You are the HR Professional for your organization and you're working with the management to define the role of contractors versus employees in your organization. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are three categories of control that help determine whether a person is a contractor or an employee. Which one of the following is not one of the three levels of control as defined by the IRS for employee versus contractor?

Options:

A.

Financial control

B.

Locale of work performed

C.

Behavioral control

D.

Type of relationship

Question 21

As an HR Professional you must be familiar with the strategic business management of your organization. Henry Fayol identified five functions of business management which still apply to businesses today. Which one of the following answers correctly identifies the five functions of a manager?

Options:

A.

Prevoyance, to command, to execute, to close, and to control

B.

Prevoyance, to organize, to command, to coordinate, andto control

C.

To plan, to organize, to control, to propose, and to close

D.

Initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing

Question 22

Mark is a HR Professional for his organization and he has been given the assignment to create an Affirmative Action Plan for his company. As Mark creates this document, which one of the following is not required to be in the Affirmative Action Plan?

Options:

A.

Placement Goals

B.

Job Group Analysis

C.

Compliance Reviews

D.

Designation of Responsibility

Question 23

Pauline is a HR Professional for her organization and she's meeting with the sales manager Jim. Jim wants to know if Randy, one of his sales people, is considered exempt or not because he's doing outside sales. Pauline tells Jim that there are just two qualifiers for Randy to be considered exempt in his role as an outside salesperson. The first is that Randy's primary duty must be making sales. What is the other consideration?

Options:

A.

Randy must earn all income from commission.

B.

Randy must not have a contract to complete sales.

C.

Randy must be customarily engaged away from the employer's place of business.

D.

Randy must earn more than $48,234 per year.

Question 24

There are seven stages of internal consulting that a HR Professional must be familiar with. Which one of the following is not one of the seven stages of internal consulting?

Options:

A.

Exploring the situation

B.

Implementing

C.

Developing recommendations

D.

Executing the project plan

Demo: 24 questions
Total 165 questions