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The HR I.Q. Test: August ’10

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1. HR professionals believe that “relationship with immediate supervisor” is employees’ No. 1 driver of job satisfaction. Employees disagree. What do they say is the top aspect of their job satisfaction?

    a. Compensation

    b. Benefits

    c. Job security

2. Five years ago, 77% percent of U.S. employees said they were satisfied (either “somewhat” or “very”) with their jobs. How has that changed today?

    a. Less satisfied today (71%)

    b. More satisfied today (84%)

    c. The same

3. Two years ago, 39% of U.S. workers said they’ve received effective education about their employee benefits. What is that percentage today?

    a. 29%

    b. same, 39%

    c. 49%

4. The U.S. Department of Justice plans to issue regulations this year requiring corporate web sites to:

    a. List all job openings on a “careers” page

    b. List the demographic makeup of their workforces

    c.  Be accessible to people with disabilities

5. A Gallup poll shows that male employees prefer to have male bosses. The survey said female employees prefer to have:

    a. Female bosses

    b. Male bosses

    c. No difference

6. Hiring managers remove what percentage of candidates from consideration after speaking with their references?

    a. 6%

    b. 21%

    c. 34%

Sources: 1. SHRM  2. SHRM  3. Harris Interactive 4. Department of Justice  5. Gallup  6. Office Team

Answers: 1. c     2. b     3. a     4.  c    5. b     6. b

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