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The HR I.Q. Test: April ’17

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Patrick DiDomenico

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in HR Management,Human Resources

1. In what region of the United States do employees take FMLA leave most often?

a. Northeast

b. South

c. West

2. Which skill do U.S. employees say their managers need to improve the most?

a. Leadership

b. Communication

c. Project management

3. In March, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits:

a. Fell after five months of increases

b. Spiked to a three-year high

c. Fell to a 44-year low

4. In 2016, employee claims of job discrimination (race, sex, age, etc.):

a. Increased from 2015

b. Decreased from 2015

c. Stayed the same

5. Which two countries have no federal right to paid maternity leave?

a. Germany and Egypt

b. Australia and Brazil

c. The United States and Papua New Guinea

6. CFOs estimate that 17% of the time they spend on work email is wasted. What is the biggest culprit?

a. Spam

b. Being copied on irrelevant messages

c. Long, rambling messages


Sources: 1. U.S. Department of Labor   2. Robert Half survey   3. U.S. Department of Labor   4. EEOC   5. DLA Piper report   6. Robert Half survey


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

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