PHR – Need to Know

I-9 Retention

Mission

Vission

Core values

culture

Value statement

Matrix structure

H1-B Visa

Assessment center

In basket activities

Closed shop/open shop/agency shop/union shop

Behavioral/situational. directive/non-directive/stress interview questionnaires

Mean/mode/median

Reliability/validity

Ways to measure reliability

Different types of validity

Who established that all assessment/methods need to be reliable and valid?

Reasonable accommodations

Essential functions

Specialization/Division of Labor/Simplification

Departmentalization: Functional/Divisional/Matrix

Formalization/Centralization/Decentralization

Span of control

Regression Analysis

Porter 3 Grand Strategies (generic strategies): Cost leadership, differentiation, focus strategy

Difference between mergers and acquisitions

Organizations’ objectives of mergers and acquistions

HR’s role with merger and acquisitions: Due diligence and plan integration – Explain the difference

Job Analysis/how are they performed/objectives of job analysys

Job Evaluation/methods of job evaluations

Ranking job evaluation, advantages and disadvantages

BFOQ

Affirmative action plans

Goals versus Quotas

Reverse Discrimination

EAP and confidentiality

ROI – formula

OSHA General Duty Clause

Liability without fault

OSHA 300 Log

OSHA 300A

OSHA301

OSHA’s concern with recognition and incentives programs

GANTT Charts versus PERT Chart

Andragogy

3 Influential contributors to the TQM methodology

Common-Law

Progressive Discipline

Aptitude tests versus cognitive tests

Participative Performance evaluation:__________

ADDIE Model

Kirkpatrick’s 4 levels of evaluation and methods used to gather data for each level

Most learning occurs on the job or off the job

360-degree feedback

The most widely used method of performance evaluation is ____________

SOX

WARN Act

RJP – Realistic Job Preview

Insider Trading

Who are “Whistleblowers” – what is HR’s role with whistleblowers

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – what does it do?

5 protected categories under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Difference between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Civil Rights Act of 1991

OWBPA – Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

COBRA – Qualifying events – maximum pay is _______%, when the employee can keep COBRA up to 18 months, up to 24 months, up to 29 months and up to 36 months – when COBRA can be terminated

FMLA – employee’s eligibility requirements & who is a “covered employer”?

FMLA timing requirements: How many days to provide the forms to employees, which forms, how many days to have the certification returned to the employer, how many days to have employee/MD “cure deficiencies”, how many days to provide “designation form”.

Compa Ratio and how to calculate it

ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Difference between Mediation and Arbitration

Why are non-compete agreements used? are they indefinitely?

Difference between job posting and job bidding

Difference between job enlargement and job enrichment

Difference between the ZBB – Zero Based Budget and the Incremental Budget

What does “SMART” objectives stand for?

Difference between Balance sheet and Income statement

Broadbanding

Blended Training

Vestibule Training

Succession Planning

Dual Career Ladders

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – what are the levels

Options to handle Forms I-9 during a merger or acquisition

HIPAA

When do we conduct a credit history check? a motor vehicle check?

Cafeteria Plans

Are telecommuters covered by OSHA?

Executive Order 11246

GINA

Green Circle Rate versus Red Circle Rate

Employment Branding – why is important

Employee Engagement – why is important

Employee Involvement – why is important

Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation

Internal equity versus external equity

Outsourcing – what is it? Why is used? Advantages and disadvantages? Which HR functions can be outsourced and which should not? Steps in the Outsourcing process?

Offshoring

Right to work states versus At-will employment

The most common exceptions to the at-will employment

Roth IRA – before taxes or after taxes

ERISA

Qualified versus Non-Qualified plans

Difference between Defined benefit versus Defined contribution

Difference between Cliff vesting and graded vesting

When is am employee’s contribution 100% vested?

Blackout periods

Stop-Loss Coverage

Fiduciary Responsibility

Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Plan

Disparate/Adverse Impact versus Disparate/Adverse Treatment

Constructive Discharge

Retaliatory Discharge

Defamation

Negligent hiring – best way to avoid a negligent hiring claim

Vicarious liability

LOTO

Yellow Dog contracts

Weingarten rights

Employer ULP’s (unfair labor practices)

Union ULP’s

Excelsior list

NLRA

NLRB

LMRA

LMRDA

Percentage to win a union election

Percentage for the union to petition an election to the NLRB

Difference between Certification versus Decertification

Management Prerogatives

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