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The HR I.Q. Test: November ’11

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1. According to a new LinkedIn survey, what’s the No. 1 pet peeve among U.S. office workers?

    a. Meetings that start or run late

    b. Irritating or loud cellphone ringtones

    c. People who steal food from the office fridge

2. During the Bush administration, the average employer fine for ­hiring undocumented workers was $16,666. How have average fines changed in the Obama years?

    a. Up by 30% to $21,851

    b. Down 20% to $13,332

    c. Stayed the same

3. The top three occupations with the highest fatality rates are, in order:

    a. Police officers, miners, roofers

    b. Fishing workers, loggers, aircraft pilots

    c. Truck drivers, farmers, garbage ­collectors

4. While a majority of U.S. employees receive pay by direct deposit, what percentage continues to receive paper checks?

    a. 8%

    b. 25%

    c.  37%

5. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently expanded into 16 more states a pilot program that would allow people to:

    a.  Apply for a “universal” I-9 form they could carry to any new job

    b.  Print and complete their own I-9 forms at home

    c.  Check their own work eligibility using the E-Verify system


Sources: 1. LinkedIn survey;  2. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); 3. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 4. NACHA; 5.

Answers: 1. c  2. a  3. b  4. b  5. c

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