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The HR I.Q. Test: March ’14

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1. Starting March 24, federal contractors must ask applicants to identify their __________ status at the time of application.

  a. employed/unemployed

  b. sexual-orientation

  c. disability

2. OSHA requires many employers to post a summary of workplace injuries and illness in their workplace each year during what period?

  a. From Jan. 1 to March 30

  b. From Feb. 1 to April 30

  c. From April 1 to June 30

3.  About one in 10 U.S. workers are members of a union. Which gender is more likely to be union members?

  a. Women

  b. Men

  c. Both equally

4. The Treasury Department is planning to create a government-backed starter retirement savings account for low- and middle-income people. It will be called:

  a. myRA

  b. myIRA

  c. IRAme

5. In 2009, the average job interview process lasted about 13 days. In 2013, the process averaged:

  a. 12 days

   b. 18 days

   c. 23 days

6. When asked how they feel about their job security, what percentage of HR professionals said “very” or “somewhat” concerned?

  a. 26%  

  b. 40%  

  c. 58%


Sources: 1.; 2. OSHA; 3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 4. Treasury Department; 5. study; 6. Society for Human Resource Management survey.


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

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