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The HR I.Q. Test: August ’13

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1. Which two industries, in order, have the highest percentage of employees who’ve taken FMLA leave?

  a. Health care, construction

  b. Manufacturing, attorneys

  c. Casinos, health care

2. This year’s updated version of the main psychiatric diagnosis manual is expected to result in more employees:

  a. Taking FMLA leave

  b. Claiming ADA-covered disabilities

  c. Filing age discrimination suits

3. A federal court confirmed this year that _______ is considered unlawful sexual discrimination.

  a. Firing a new mother because she is lactating

  b. Firing a pregnant woman

  c. Firing the father of a newborn

4. A new study says  ______ is the best tool to motivate employees to take action to improve their health.

  a. Cash bonuses

  b. Co-worker contests

  c. Health premium reductions

5. When employers reject candidates based on the person’s social media presence, what is the No. 1 reason why?

  a. Poor communication skills shown

  b. Provocative or inappropriate photos or info

  c. Candidate bad-mouthed previous employer online


Sources: 1. ComPsych Corp. study; 2. The HR Specialist; 3. EEOC v. Houston Funding; 4. WorldatWork survey; 5. CareerBuilder.com survey.


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

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