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Strategic Planning, Human Resources Planning And Management. Personnel, HRP

The key terms in this Human Resources course include Human Resources Planning And Management, Strategic Plans, Personnel, HRP, Strategic Planning, CFO, CEO, Board of Directors.

Strategic plans are created and carried out by:

A) Human Resources personnel.
B) a CFO.
C) a Board of Directors.
D) a CEO.
E) people. correct

Each of the following statements about the relationship between HRP and strategic planning is true EXCEPT:

A) HRP has long been part of the strategic planning processcorrect
B) failure to integrate HRP and strategic planning can have very serious consequences.
C) determining whether or not people will be available is a critical element of strategic planning.
D) environmental scanning is a critical component of both HRP and strategic planning.
E) HRP and strategic plans become effective when there is a reciprocal and interdependent
relationship between them.

External environmental factors that are most frequently monitored in HR and strategic planning include all of the following EXCEPT:

A) economic conditions.
B) market and competitive trends.
C) new or revised laws.
D) demographic trends.
E) international trade patterns. correct

A labour surplus exists when the internal supply of employees exceeds the organizationʹs demand. Most employers respond initially by terminating employment.


A strategy used to deal with an employee surplus is the promotion of employees.


Today, the most significant environmental factor relates to the dramatic demographic changes in:

A) labour force composition. correct
B) the technological sector.
C) the service sector.
D) the small business sector.
E) the public sector.

Which of the following is the first step in human resource planning?

A) forecasting future HR needs
B) forecasting the availability of external candidates
C) forecasting the availability of internal candidates correct
D) analyzing the HR implications of the organizationʹs strategic plans
E) balancing supply and demand

HRP is a process of reviewing human resources requirements to ensure that an organization has the required number of employees, with the necessary skills, to meet its goals.


A major Canadian automaker has laid off 20% of its workforce over the course of 2 years. You are the HR professional responsible for surveying the employees remaining with the company to determine their level of engagement and job satisfaction. The survey responses indicate that many employees are experiencing feelings of guilt and detachment. What these employees are likely experiencing is known as:

A) reality shock.
B) a negative work ethic.
C) survivor sickness. correct
D) employee apathy.
E) survivor-guilt syndrome