National Labour Market Conditions – Human Resources HRM

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Human Resources, Planning, National Labour Market Conditions, Local Labour.

The key terms in this Human Resources course include Planning, training and development, local labour market conditions, national labour market conditions, unemployment rates, competitorsʹ strategies, supply, Demographic trends, occupational market conditions, general economic conditions


Highly educated immigrants are the predominant drivers of:

A) growth. correct
B) organizational training and development.
C) local labour market conditions.
D) national labour market conditions.
E) competitorsʹ strategies.


Community growth rates and attitudes affect:

A) local labour markets. correct
B) unemployment rates.
C) competitorsʹ strategies.
D) occupational market conditions.
E) general economic conditions.


To project the supply of outside candidates, employers generally assess all of the following EXCEPT:

A) competitorsʹ strategies. correct
B) general economic conditions.
C) local labour market conditions.
D) occupational market conditions.
E) national labour market conditions.


In general terms, the lower the rate of unemployment:

A) the harder it is to fill skills-shortage positions.
B) the less competition there is for employees.
C) the more difficult it is to recruit employees. correct
D) the easier it is to fill positions.
E) the larger the labour supply.


Demographic trends have a significant impact on:

A) occupational market conditions.
B) general economic conditions.
C) national labour market conditions. correct
D) unemployment rates.
E) local labour market conditions.


National Labour Market Conditions – Human Resources

Each of the following statements about local labour markets is true EXCEPT:

A) Chambers of commerce can be excellent sources of local labour market information.
B) One reason growing cities are attractive to employers is the promise of large future labour markets.
C) They are affected by community growth rates and attitudes.
D) Provincial/local development and planning agencies can be excellent sources of local labour market information.
E) In communities experiencing population increases, it is often impossible to attract new business. correct


Each of the following statements about occupational market conditions is true EXCEPT:

A) Organizations generally want to forecast the availability of potential candidates in specific occupations.
B) HRDC is a good source of information on occupational demand and supply.
C) In recent years, there has been an undersupply of nurses.
D) In recent years, there has been an oversupply of IT specialists. correct
E) HRDC forecasts are useful for determining whether any projected imbalances will be self-correcting.


To successfully fill positions internally, organizations must manage performance and careers. Performance is managed through:

A) implementing a suitable reward structure. correct
B) career tracking.
C) effective selection and placement strategies.
D) training and development.
E) effective recruitment policies and systems.


A hiring freeze is all of the following except:

A) a strategy that most employers use initially to balance demand and supply.
B) a common response to an employee surplus.
C) when openings are filled by reassigning current employees.
D) a solution when demand exceeds supply. correct
E) no outsiders are hired


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