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The HR I.Q. Test: March ’11

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1. What new initiative did the Obama administration announce in January to crack down on employers’ use of undocumented workers?

a. A redesign of the Form I-9 to clarify employer responsibilities and liability risks

b. A new national Employment Compliance Inspection Center to check I-9s

c. A limit on the number of acceptable documents for completing the I-9

2. Number of states that increased their unemployment insurance (UI) rate for employers in 2010:

    a. 18      b. 34      c. 45

3. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) says that when reservists return from active-duty tours of less than __ year(s), you must re-employ them to their old jobs or an equal job.

    a. 1      b. 3      c. 5

4. When asked to rate the performance of their immediate supervisor and the company’s CEO, what percentage say each is doing a “good” job?

a.  74% for CEO, 58% for supervisor

b.  72% for supervisor, 62% for CEO

c.  52% for CEO, 44% for supervisor

5. Which industry experienced the highest rate of job cuts last year?

a. Government/nonprofits

b. Construction

c. Retail

6. What do 72% of American workers do on days that they are sick:

a. Stay in bed

b. Go shopping

c. Go to work

Sources: 1. Department of Homeland Security; 2. SHRM; 3.; 4. APCO Worldwide survey; 5. Challenger, Gray & Christmas report; 6. survey.

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

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