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Strategic Human Resources Planning 5th Edition By Monica Belcourt – Test Bank

CHAPTER 5 — THE HR FORECASTING PROCESS

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1.What type of forecasting is concerned with changes in the external environment?

a.

process-based

b.

event-based

c.

internal-based

d.

transaction-based

ANS: B BLM: REMEMBER REF: Page 118

2.What is the relationship between the accuracy of prediction and the number of forecasting techniques used?

a.

direct

b.

indirect

c.

null

d.

inverse

ANS:ABLM: HIGHER ORDERREF:Page 119

3.If an organization does not incorporate information from the external environment, what impact will this have on HR forecasting?

a.

Lack of specificity in HR forecasting from top management.

b.

Elimination of personnel policies that are irrelevant to competitors.

c.

Incompatibility between organizational goals and HR planning.

d.

Avoidance of producing environmental scans with organizational input.

ANS:CBLM: HIGHER ORDERREF:Page 121

4.Which of the following is NOT a categorization of forecasting models according to the textbook?

a.

time-series models

b.

cause-and-effect models

c.

judgemental models

d.

prediction models

ANS:DBLM: REMEMBERREF:Pages 128

5.Which of the following would NOT be considered a “designated group?

a.

Immigrants

b.

Women

c.

Aboriginals

d.

disabled people

ANS: A BLM: REMEMBER REF: Page 147

6.According to the University of Sheffield’s Effectiveness Program, which item was the most important influence on the organization’s bottom-line performance?

a.

technology

b.

competitive strategy

c.

research and development

d.

people management

ANS: D BLM: REMEMBER REF: Page 124

7.If an organization wished to conduct HR forecasting for its operating cycle, which of the following time horizons should it use?

a.

current forecast

b.

short-run forecast

c.

medium-run forecast

d.

long-run forecast

ANS: A BLM: REMEMBER REF: Pages 124–125

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