Human Resources Fundamentals Quiz: Part 1

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15 Questions

What is the primary focus of the HR department in managing the human side of the business?

Which function is not handled by the HR department?

What is essential to any organization's long-term performance success according to the text?

What does the HR department manage in terms of employee learning?

What is the difference between person-organization fit and person-job fit?

Which of the following questions are employers in Ontario not allowed to ask during an interview?

What is the main advice given for conducting interviews according to the text?

What is the foundation of human resource planning?

Which activity involves attracting qualified job applicants?

What is Canada's national hazard communication standard?

Which responsibility involves preventing workplace health and safety issues?

What is responsible for attracting, developing, and maintaining a quality workforce?

What is involved in the development of employees?

What is a part of the recruitment process involving structured and unstructured interviews?

Which activity involves discrimination and employment equity issues?


  • Human resources play a crucial role in organizational success or failure.
  • H.R. responsibilities include attracting, developing, and maintaining a quality workforce.
  • Attracting a workforce involves human resource planning, recruitment, and selection.
  • Developing employees includes orientation, training, development, performance appraisal, career development, work-life balance, compensation and benefits, employee retention, and labor management relations.
  • Legal issues in H.R. management include discrimination and employment equity, as well as sexual harassment and comparable worth.
  • Workplace health and safety is an H.R. responsibility, including policies, prevention, and post-incident consequences.
  • The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's national hazard communication standard.
  • Job analysis is the foundation of human resource planning, providing information for job descriptions and specifications.
  • Recruitment involves activities designed to attract qualified job applicants, with methods including external and internal recruitment, and traditional and realistic job previews.
  • Interviewing is a part of the recruitment process, with structured and unstructured interviews and recommended questions to ask.


Test your knowledge of human resources fundamentals with this quiz covering the purpose of HR, job title, description, and specification differentiation, and construction of effective interview questions.

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