PHRi Certification: Recruitment & Selection Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements best describes the recruitment process in human resources?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of hiring internally?

Question 3 3. The steps in the Hiring Process, in order, are:

Question 4 4. A manager decides he has a need for another employee on his team due to workload issues. He meets with HR to review what this employee's role would look like. Which stage in the recruitment process does this interaction with HR represent?

Question 5 5. Katherine and Janice are both supervisors at the same company. One day, Janice tells Katherine about an opening on her team that she is having a difficult time filling with an external candidate. Katherine tells Janice about a top performer who still works within the company that she feels would be an excellent fit for the role. This is an example of a/an:

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Question 6 6. What do you call the process of employees applying for vacancies in their current organization?

Question 7 7. An interviewer has just given outstanding scores to an average applicant who followed several very poor applicants. What type of interviewing pitfall has the interviewer fallen into?

Question 8 8. How do group interviews and panel interviews differ?

Question 9 9. Which is the assessment of an available pool of job candidates, other than existing staff?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE about external recruitment?

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Question 11 11. What makes a panel interview different than other styles of interviews?

Question 12 12. During an interview, which of the following occur?

Question 13 13. A background check involves:

Question 14 14. Rita is an HR specialist that wants to notify company employees of a vacancy. What is the name of the notification process?

Question 15 15. Larry and Sandra own ABC Services, a landscaping and home remodeling company. Each year, they go to the city's home and garden expo and advertise for open positions at their company. They also have a booth so they can meet and talk to any attendees who might be interested in coming to work for them. What is this an example of?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not an advantage of internal recruitment?

Question 17 17. Kimberly is a computer programmer within a large IT organization. She has worked hard over the last eighteen months to meet certain criteria which has enabled her to move up to an architect position. Kimberly's new role comes with an increase in both salary and responsibility. This is an example of a/an:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the best explanation of a job interview?

Question 19 19. Why might an organization use initial interviews?

Question 20 20. What is a method for attracting potential employees to an organization?

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Question 21 21. Nina is interviewing for a position as manager of a new store location. The interviewer asks if she could talk about her past experience with new store situations. Nina is getting what type of interview?

Question 22 22. Peggy recently walked past a bulletin board outside of the lunch room at her place of employment. The board listed some available jobs within her company that need to be filled. This is an example of which internal recruiting method?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a drawback of internal recruitment?

Question 24 24. What type of interview uses open-ended questions and free flowing conversation?

Question 25 25. Helen in HR is interviewing five applicants today. She will ask each of them the same job related and situational questions and record the answers. What type of interview is Helen giving?

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Question 26 26. Consider the following interview question:'Tell me about a time when everything was going wrong in your current position and how you handled it.' What kind of interview is being conducted?

Question 27 27. In the Testing step of the Hiring Process, a candidate is tested on:

Question 28 28. Alexandra has applied for a training coordinator position with an IT firm. She has been asked to participate in a skills test to see how she would handle two common customer service related issues on the job. Alexandra is in what phase of the recruitment process?

Question 29 29. The Cheatem and Howe law firm has a problem with employee morale and productivity. They employ several individuals who have worked there a number of years and have a poor attitude about their work. What could bringing in fresh talent from the outside accomplish?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of external recruitment?

PHRi Certification: Recruitment & Selection Chapter Exam Instructions

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