Quizzes to test your knowledge and prepare for your exams with multiple choice questions.

1. The approach to HRM which is associated with the instrumental use of employees to achieve organisational objectives is referred to as

a. assertive

b. coercive

c. hard

d. conflictual

Ans: C

2. Guest (1987) suggests which four elements are central to HRM

a. commitment, flexibility, quality, strategy

b. communication, flexibility, quantity, strategy

c. collaboration, functionality, quality, standardisation

d. communication, functionality, quality, strategy

Ans: A

3. Firms that have no formal individual or collective structures and practices for the purposes of employee management are referred to by Guest and Conway (1999) as

a. black hole

b. partnership

c. red dwarf

d. bleak house

Ans: A

4. The area of HR activity associated with HR planning, recruitment and selection is referred to as

a. reward

b. resourcing

c. development

d. employer branding

Ans: B

5. The term ‘personnel management’ (PM) is often contrasted with the contemporary notion of HRM because

a. PM refers to the management of blue-collar workers only

b. PM refers exclusively to union-management relations

c. PM represents a predominantly administrative function which contrasts with the strategic intent of HRM

d. PM is associated with smaller organisations whereas HRM is only practised in large blue-chip firms

Ans: C