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The HR I.Q. Test: September ’08

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1. Salary budgets at U.S. organizations increased by an average 3.9% in 2008. What’s the forecast for 2009?
    a. Smaller increases
    b. Larger increases
    c. The same

2. Oct. 20-26 is national Drug-Free Workweek (www.dol.gov/workingpartners).  What percentage of American workers does the U.S. government estimate are current illicit drug users?
    a. 3.5%
    b. 8.8%
    c. 13.1%

3. What percentage of employees say high gas prices and worsening traffic are causing them to consider a job change?
    a. 26%
    b. 36%
    c. 46%

4. What ranks as the worst office fashion faux pas, according to a Monster.com survey?

    a. T-shirts
    b. Flip-flops
    c. Visible undergarments

5. Employers with 100 or more employees must file an Employer Information Report (EEO-1 Form) each year with the EEOC by which date:

    a. Sept. 15
    b. Sept. 30
    c. Oct. 15

6. Federal wage & hour laws (minimum wage, overtime, child labor, etc.) are governed by what law?
    a. The U.S. Employment Standards Act
    b. The Fair Labor Standards Act
    c. The Fair Standards & Labor Act

7. A new study estimates that the number of illegal immigrants in the United States fell from 12.5 million to 11.2 million in the past year, mainly due to:
    a. Increased workplace enforcement
    b. Weakening U.S. economy
    c. Tighter border controls

Sources: 1. WorldatWork survey; 2. DOL; 3. BusinessWeek Research; 4. Monster.com; 5. www.eeoc.gov/eeo1survey; 6. DOL; 7. Center for Immigration Studies.

Answers:     1. C     2. B     3. A     4. C     5. B     6. B     7. A

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