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Chapter 2—Strategic HR Management and Planning
MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The flawed assumption underlying the creation of the “Job Bank” at GM, Ford and Chrysler in the 1980s was that a. the excess workers could be retrained for new “high tech” positions in the auto plants that would be created as the car manufacturing process was automated. b. the auto unions would trade job training for laid-off workers for reductions in the pension plans for retired auto workers thus reducing the labor cost burden per car. c. the Job Bank would be a temporary benefit to employees who took voluntary severance packages that would be phased out as the manufacturers achieved the optimal workforce size. d. demand for American-made cars would increase and the
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b. HR managers must be focused on reducing the total cost of labor. c. the HR function must form the interface between the external environment of the organization and its internal environment. d. HR policies and practices should result in the workforce with the minimum quantity and maximum quality needed to achieve productivity goals. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: Challenging REF: p. 36

OBJ: 1 TOP: Conceptual

NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking

LOC: Creation of Value

5. In order for any organizational strategy to work, the HR strategy must a. align with the “one best way” to achieve worker productivity. b. move beyond the traditional HR focus on effectiveness and efficiency. c. generate the right people in the right place at the right time. d. develop the needed human competencies in the organization’s existing workforce. ANS: C OBJ: 1 TOP: Conceptual PTS: 1 DIF: Challenging NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking REF: p. 36 LOC: Strategy

6. Georgiana, the vice president of HR in an Ohio-based firm, is in a meeting with the other top level corporate executives. They are discussing whether it is a good strategy for the firm to open a branch in Amsterdam. In her role as head of HR, Georgiana must a. warn the executives against operating in the European Union due to restrictive labor laws. b. frankly communicate whether the firm’s current human resources have the capabilities to handle such a strategy. c. raise the ethical issues of opening a branch in a country

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