Multiple Choice Answers

Max applied for a part-time job at a sunglasses store in the mall. Following his interview he was asked to take a test on paper. One of the questions asked what he would do if he were to find a wallet full of money in the restroom. This type of test would be described as a(n)
Personality test.
Validity test.
Morality test.
Integrity test.
Cognitive ability test.

Suppose you have interviewed for a job with a local manufacturing firm. You know that you meet all the minimum requirements for the job, so you are not surprised when you receive a formal job offer from the company. However, two days later, the human resources director for the company calls to tell you that they are rescinding the job offer. When you ask why they are taking this action, you are told that the manager you were going to be working for does not believe that women should work in a manufacturing environment. The HR director tells you that it’s nothing personal and wishes you well in your career.

Which of the following laws should the company be concerned about having violated in this situation?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The WARN Act.
The Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

You have met with your supervisor for your annual performance appraisal meeting. You feel the meeting was handled inappropriately. You were told your work was “okay but done with a bad attitude.” When asked what you need to improve, you were told, “Do better. Work harder.” Your supervisor did not take notes and did not allow you to take notes in the meeting. You left the meeting with no resolution to the problem and no agreement on when to discuss this again.

When your supervisor gave you the feedback that your work was “okay but done with a bad attitude,” which of the following recommendations for employee feedback was most likely violated?
Determine the causes for the low performance.
Describe specifically the expectations and standards for job performance.
Document discussions of employee feedback.
Agree to a solution and a timetable for improvement.
Summarize the employee’s specific performance

You have met with your supervisor for your annual performance appraisal meeting. You feel the meeting was handled inappropriately. You were told your work was “okay but done with a bad attitude.” When asked what you need to improve, you were told, “Do better. Work harder.” Your supervisor did not take notes and did not allow you to take notes in the meeting. You left the meeting with no resolution to the problem and no agreement on when to discuss this again.

When your supervisor said that to improve you need to “Do better. Work harder,” which of the following recommendations for employee feedback was most likely violated?
Determine the causes for the low performance.
Describe specifically the expectations and standards for job performance.
Document discussions of employee feedback.
Agree to a solution and a timetable for improvement.
Summarize the employee’s specific performance.