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The HR I.Q. Test: January ’13

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1.  More than three in four workers (77%) over age 50 say they:

   a.  Increase their 401(k) contributions after age 50

   b.  Plan to remain in their current jobs until retirement

   c.  Don’t use social media during the workday

2.  The U.S. Department of Labor has signed agreements with 13 states to conduct strict audits of employers that:

   a.  Have higher than average injury rates

   b.  Have higher than average layoff rates

   c.  Use independent contractors

3.  A new OSHA fact sheet outlines safety measures to protect workers during:

   a.  Weather emergencies

   b.  Terrorist attacks

   c.  Major retail sales events

4.  The most common cause of death last year by Americans at work was:

   a.  Homicides

   b.  Traffic accidents

   c.  Falls/struck by objects

5.  What’s the percentage of employers that say they typically contact references when evaluating a candidate?

   a.  80%  

   b.  62%  

   c.  91%

6.  On Dec. 11, state lawmakers voted to have Michigan become the 24th:

   a.  State that approved medical ­marijuana

   b.  Right-to-work state

   c.  State mandating that employers use the E-Verify system


Sources: 1. 2012 AARP survey; 2. U.S. Department of Labor; 3. OSHA Crowd Control fact sheet; 4. OSHA;
5. CareerBuilder survey; 6. Washington Post.


Answers:  1. b  2. c  3. c  4. b  5. a  6. b

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