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Human Resources: Pay Strategy, Appraisal, Benefits

24. A pay strategy that has the potential to sustain a competitive advantage:

a. will be difficult for employers to imitate.
b. specifies low base pay and high job security.
c. will not change even if the company changes business directions.
d. will be the same in all countries in which the organization operates.
e. will dictate promotions from within the organization.

25. When a job involves very routine, mechanistic tasks, the best appraisal format that is most appropriate is:

a. BARS.
b. MBO.
c. standard rating scales.
d. alternation ranking.
e. critical incident method.

30. Benefit surveys of employees, in general, show that the most highly valued employee benefit is:

a. a dental plan.
b. a pension.
c. paid vacation and holidays.
d. life insurance.
e. medical insurance.

31. The first issue in setting up an employee benefits package is:

a. who should be protected or benefited.
b. how much choice should employees have among benefits.
c. how should benefits be financed.
d. are benefits legally defensible.
e. none of the above.

32. A hierarchical pay structure will encourage employees:

a. to accept a promotion which requires developing new skills.
b. to offer customers excellent service.
c. to search for other jobs.
d. to be committed to the organization objectives.
e. to control costs.

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24. A pay strategy that has the potential to sustain a competitive advantage:

a. will be difficult for employers to imitate.
One way of creating a competitive advantage is to establish differentiation between organizations. Differentiation can be manifest in employees, products, organizational structure, and benefits including compensation.

25. When a job involves very routine, mechanistic tasks, the best appraisal ...

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This solution addresses the questions related to employee benefits and compensation plan structures. It accomplishes this with in text citations and a reference.

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