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The HR I.Q. Test: July ’13

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in HR Management,Human Resources

1. What was the No. 1 reason for employees’ long-term disability claims last year?

  a. Cancer

  b. Mental health issues

  c. Heart disease

2. What percentage of employment lawsuits are won by the employer?

  a. 38%  

  b. 51%  

  c. 72%

3. Which gender is more open to the idea of sharing a work space with a co-worker?

  a. Women  

  b. Men

4. What percentage of executives believe that taking paternity leave will slow an employee’s career advancement?

  a. 20%  

  b. 40%  

  c. 60%

5. A manager at an Intel office in New Mexico was convicted of petty misdemeanor battery for doing what to an employee?

  a. Putting superglue on his keyboard keys

  b. Taping a “kick me” sign to his back

  c. Wrapping his car in aluminum foil

6. A federal court last month said U.S. employers do not have to display a workplace poster that explains:

  a. Summer office safety risks

  b. The number and type of lawsuits filed against the employer

  c. Employees’ union rights

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Sources: 1. Unum Group study; 2. Jury Verdict Research; 3. Ask.com ­survey; 4. Korn/Ferry ­survey;  5. Fox News;  6. TheHRSpecialist.com.

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

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