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The HR I.Q. Test: December ’14

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1. A new study says 36% of U.S. workers admit that they:

  a. Haven’t saved a dime for retirement

  b. Have stolen from their employer

  c. Have fallen asleep on the job


2. What percentage of managers say they have checked on workers (with calls, visits or requests for doctor’s notes) to see if a “sick” employee was telling the truth:

  a. 17% 

  b. 31% 

  c. 58%


3. In 2013, the most common FMLA complaint by employees to the U.S. Department of Labor:

  a. Discrimination for taking FMLA leave

  b. Refusal to be granted FMLA leave

  c. Fired for taking FMLA leave


4. More than at any point in the past 40 years, U.S. workers are:

  a. Taking less vacation time

  b. Working longer hours

  c. Saying they love their jobs


5. When employers conduct drug tests on workers, what’s the national average for the percentage of tests that come up positive?

  a. 3.7% 

  b. 4.6% 

  c. 7.9%


6. What percentage of OSHA inspections result in financial citations?

  a. 49% 

  b. 75% 

  c. 93%


Sources: 1. survey; 2. survey; 3. DOL’s Wage & Hour Division report; 4. U.S. Travel Association survey; 5. Quest Diagnostics; 6. OSHA.


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

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