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The HR I.Q. Test: October ’17

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Patrick DiDomenico

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1. What percentage of employers that conduct background checks ask about applicants’ criminal histories on their applicants?

a. 71%

b. 32%

c. 48%

2. The U.S. Department of Labor last month began the formal process of rewriting what employment rules?

a. OSHA safety rules

b. Federal overtime rules

c. Age discrimination rules

3. What percentage of HR managers say they’re more likely to contact an applicant because he or she does something unusual or outrageous to get attention?

a. 12%

b. 29%

c. 44%

4. A Wisconsin company this summer became the first to take what technological leap:

a. Provide a fleet of driverless cars to the delivery staff

b. Pay employees solely in Bitcoin

c. Implant microchips in employees that allow them to open secure doors

5. What percentage of employers say they’re less likely to interview a candidate that they cannot find online?

a. 29%

b. 57%

c. 44%

Sources: 1. Sterling Talent Solutions survey   2. The HR Specialist   3. CareerBuilder survey   4. The HR Specialist   5. CareerBuilder survey

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

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Laura October 5, 2017 at 10:08 am

I was very surprised with question number 5 and it’s response. 57% is a high number. Are employers looking for a Linkedin profile? I would never think of looking on line before interviewing an applicant.


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