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Competency Assessment: Paper N Sample Questions
To help you prepare for your IHRP Certification assessment, view sample multiple-choice questions for Paper N.
Which of the following would be MOST effective in obtaining buy-in from senior leadership, for the investment in a new HR Information System (HRIS)?
|A||Align the benefits of the new HRIS with the overall business goals|
|B||Invite the different HRIS vendors to present their solutions to the senior leaders|
|C||Use past years’ strong KPI results to convince management of the usefulness of the new HRIS|
|D||Perform competitive benchmarking on competitors’ HRIS|
Which of the following does NOT indicate that a manager may be making hiring decisions based on biases?
|A||Successful candidates are similar to the manager in terms of demographic characteristics such as gender, age, race, etc.|
|B||The manager uses results from personality tests to make hiring decisions|
|C||The manager believes that the first 5 minutes of an interview are decisive|
|D||The manager hires candidates based on the reputation of their university degree|
Which of the following statements regarding coaching in the workplace is TRUE?
|A||Coaching focuses on helping an individual to remove obstacles and interferences to enable better performance|
|B||A coach relies on his/her personal experience to support the coachees|
|C||A coach helps by providing advice and answers to the coachee on the problems they may have in the workplace|
|D||Coaching is about counselling an employee about their personal and professional concerns that may be impacting their work performance|
What is the MOST appropriate course of action to take if an employee tells you she is pregnant and would like to understand the organisation’s benefits?
|A||Schedule a meeting with the employee and her direct supervisor to go over the next steps and plans|
|B||Direct her to the Ministry of Manpower to get up-to-date information on her maternity rights|
|C||Schedule an individual meeting with her to discuss the organisation’s existing HR policies regarding pregnancy and maternity leave|
|D||Request her supervisor to start transferring her work to other team members|
Which of the following topics would be relevant for a Diversity and Inclusion campaign?
|A||Ways for baby boomers and millennials to collaborate in the workplace|
|B||Tips and tricks for achieving work-life balance|
|C||Success factors for effective communication|
|D||The benefits of a homogenous workforce|
Which of the following statements about retrenchment benefits in Singapore is TRUE?
|A||It is mandated by law to provide retrenchment benefits to all retrenched employees|
|B||Retrenchment benefits are provided to employees in replacement of giving employees notice period|
|C||Retrenchment benefits are payable via Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions|
|D||Retrenchment benefits are calculated as per contract or collective agreement|