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The HR I.Q. Test: January ’14

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1. What’s the most preferred way that employees say they want to learn about their benefits plans?

   a. One-on-one meetings

   b. Email from HR

   c. Live presentation

2. The EEOC’s new strategic plan to ferret out systemic employment discrimination puts what kind of bias at the top of its target list?

   a. Disability bias

   b. Racial bias

   c. Pay inequity  

3. If Americans were taking a new job and had their choice, more would prefer:

   a. A male boss

   b. A female boss

   c. Either one equally

4. In retail theft cases, which group was found to steal more merchandise (on a per-theft basis) when apprehended?

   a. Customers

   b. Employees

5. What employee age group reports they suffer the most workplace bullying?

   a. Under age 30  

   b. 40-49  

   c. 60+

6. New York recently cracked down on employers that were “Astroturfing,” meaning they:

   a. Harassed customers who wrote bad reviews on their websites

   b. Wrote fake customer reviews on their websites

   c. Replaced office carpet with a ­synthetic grass product


Sources: 1. Jellyvision Lab/Olinger Group survey; 2. report; 3. Gallup poll (Male 35%, Female 23%, No preference 40%); 4. Hayes International survey (Employee average: $715; customer average: $129); 5. Workplace Bullying Institute poll; 6. The HR Specialist.

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

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