HRM 531 Week 6 Knowledge Check

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HRM 531 Week 6
Knowledge Check


The material
presented below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know
in the content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge
and skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to
help you master the material.

Personalized
Study Guide Results:

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Concepts Mastery
Questions

Five Reasons Why
Diversity Has Become Dominant in Managing Human Resources 100% • 1

• 2• 3

Differences Between
EEO/AA and Diversity 100% • 4

• 5• 6

Characteristics
of four generations of workers 100% • 7

• 8• 9

Concept: Five
Reasons Why Diversity Has Become Dominant in Managing Human Resources

Mastery : 100%
Questions : • 1

• 2• 3

Materials on the
concept:

• Making the
Business Case for Diversity*

1.

Diversity in
organizations makes good business sense because

• A.

diversity is the
new trend

• B.

diverse
organizations are popular

• C.

diverse
organizations have less legal problems

• D.

a diverse
organization can be helpful when expanding into global markets

2.

The demographics
of the United States are changing so dramatically that over the coming decades
it will be impossible for employers to fill their ranks with members of the
traditional workforce, __________.

• A.

white females

• B.

males under
forty

• C.

baby boomers

• D.

white males

3.

To manage
diversity, you should replace inflexibility and intolerance with

• A.

care and concern

• B.

fear and
distance

• C.

adaptability and
acceptance

• D.

discipline and
segregation

Concept:
Differences Between EEO/AA and Diversity

Mastery : 100%
Questions : • 4

• 5• 6

Materials on the
concept:

• Workforce
Diversity: An Essential Component of HR Strategy

4.

Which of the
following describes affirmative action rather than diversity?

• A.

Legally driven

• B.

Assumes
integration

• C.

Proactive

• D.

Opportunity
focused

5.

Which of the
following is true?

• A.

Diversity is
problem focused, while affirmative action is opportunity focused.

• B.

Diversity is
government initiated, while affirmative action is voluntary.

• C.

Diversity is
proactive, while affirmative action is reactive.

• D.

Diversity is
quantitative, while affirmative action is qualitative.

6.

Which of the
following is a characteristic of affirmative action?

• A.

Affirmative
action is qualitative.

• B.

Affirmative
action is externally focused.

• C.

Affirmative
action is proactive.

• D.

Affirmative
action is problem focused.

Concept:
Characteristics of four generations of workers

Mastery : 100%
Questions : • 7

• 8• 9

Materials on the
concept:

• Age-Based
Diversity

7.

Which generation
was born in the middle of the Great Depression?

• A.

The silent
generation

• B.

Generation Y

• C.

The baby-boom
generation

• D.

Generation X

8.

The baby-boom
generation

• A.

represents approximately
50 million Americans

• B.

was born in the
middle of the Great Depression

• C.

does not change
jobs frequently

• D.

is a
computer-literate generation

9.

Hurt more by
parental divorce and having witnessed corporate downsizing firsthand, this generation
tends to be independent and cynical and does not expect the security of
long-term employment.

• A.

The baby-boom
generation

• B.

Generation X

• C.

Generation Y

• D.

The silent
generation
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