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The HR I.Q. Test: August ’11

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1. According to a survey of hiring ­managers, what’s the most common mistake candidates make during job interviews?

a. Lack of enthusiasm

b. Unprepared to discuss their career plans, goals

c. Little or no knowledge of the company

2. A recent Supreme Court ruling ­involving Walmart will make ­employers less vulnerable to:

a. Wage-and-hour claims

b. Slip-and-fall fraud cases

c. Big class-action lawsuits

3. Merit increases for employees in the United States averaged 2.7% last year. What’s the average merit increase that U.S. organizations are budgeting for this year?

a. 3.0%

b. 3.2%

c. 3.5%

4. Which minority segment reports ­feeling discriminated against the most in their current jobs?

a. Hispanics

b. African-Americans

c. Disabled workers

5. What percentage of employers ban all employees from using social media on work computers?

a. 18%

b. 31%

c. 44%


Sources: 1. Accountemps survey; 2. U.S. Supreme Court; 3. TowersWatson survey; 4. CareerBuilder survey; 5. Manpower Employment Blawg.

Answers: 1. c  2. c  3. a  4. b  5. b

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