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The HR I.Q. Test: June ’12

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1. What are the three most ­important ­factors (in order) that attract applicants younger than age 40 to an employer?

   a. Job security, base pay, health ­benefits

   b. Health benefits, base pay, length of commute

   c. Base pay, health benefits, retirement benefits

2. In 2006, nearly half (46%) of ­employers reimbursed employees at least ­partially for continuing education costs needed to maintain professional designations. What percentage do so now?

   a. 62%   

   b. 41%   

   c. 26%

3.  OSHA recently alerted its auditors to crack down on employers that:

   a. Fail to fill out their injury ­record-keeping forms

   b. Discourage employees from reporting injuries

   c. Fail to post required safety posters

4.  Wells Fargo received bad publicity last month for firing an employee after it discovered:

   a. She did her banking with a competitor

   b. She had a shoplifting conviction from 1972

   c. She kept fingernail clippings in her desk drawer

5.  What do employers say is the biggest problem they face with FMLA leave for chronic ailments?

   a. Cost associated with loss of ­productivity

   b. Tracking employees’ use of ­intermittent leave

   c. Gauging the legitimacy of leave requests


Sources: 1. Towers Watson survey; 2. Robert Half Accounting survey; 3. OSHA; 4. AP News; 5. SHRM.

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

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