HRM 420T Week 2 Apply Assignment Answer
DataX Space is a large data management and storage company based in Chicago, Illinois, with smaller branches located in various locations throughout the United States. The company provides cloud-based solutions for corporate clients as well as small-scale data management software for individuals. The company’s central office has a fully staffed HR department whose biggest challenge is meeting the diverse HR needs of a large organization.
DataX Space branch in Boca Raton, FL, has experienced some losses over the years from hurricanes and floods. Their facility in Salt Lake City, UT has recently experienced losses from an earthquake. Security measures are in place to help keep the property safe and protected from natural disasters. What is the more serious and costly threat to property safety that should be addressed?
Poorly trained security personnel
Outdated computer virus protection
Recent violent attacks have increased in an area where DataX Space has a long-existing branch. The management team fears that customers will stop visiting the branch if they know about a threat. Earlier today, an incident occurred that threatened violence. What should the management team do?
Contact the local news station so the general public is informed
Keep the threat only to the management and HR lead until it escalates into a punishable offense
Notify employees and customers, give an overview, and keep all parties informed of any changes
Only inform the police and let them make any necessary notifications to those involved keeping security concerns low
DataX Space provides its employees with desks, coat racks, lockers, and offices. Manager Majorie Lee believes that since the premise is owned by DataX Space and not the employees, then she, on behalf of the company, has the right to search anything in the building without notice and for any reason. What constitutional right could Majorie Lee be violating?
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Computerall Inc. is a small software solutions start-up company based in Los Angeles, California, with approximately 50 employees. Because the company has expensive equipment on site, the management team has turned its attention to potential security threats. The team has determined that company facilities are vulnerable to potential break-ins. They propose several strategies to help ensure that their equipment is safe. What is the best security strategy for the company?
Place security cameras around the facility to monitor for potential vulnerabilities
Create and staff a full security department to patrol the facilities 24 hours a day
Put up fences around the complex to keep intruders out
Create a contract with an external security company to meet the start-up company’s critical security demands
Sunshine Health Clinic is a medium-sized medical provider in Kalispell, Montana. It collects and handles sensitive information regarding each of its patients, and it is required by law to ensure that data is not shared through any inappropriate channels. When discussing patient information, the employees at Sunshine must ask security questions to ensure that they do not disclose any sensitive information about their patients to third parties. In this situation, which security risk condition is most likely represented?
Low Frequency-High Risk
High Frequency-High Risk
High Frequency-Low Risk
Low Frequency-Low Risk
DataX Space, a large data management and storage company, opened a small field site in Southern California last month. Recently, company executives have started to have conversations about safety and security. The HR manager wants to start implementing security measures to ensure a safer work environment for employees. What is the first step the HR manager should take?
Establish roles and responsibilities
Perform an evaluation of safety risks
Conduct a thorough vulnerability analysis
Determine an overall security strategy
The HR manager of ClothesLine, a retail clothing store, recently read an article that stated that companies suffer huge losses from employee theft. After reading the article, the HR manager wants to help mitigate the issue in any way possible.
Which is the most effective solution to reduce employee theft?
Include some form of honesty test in the employee selection process
Require employees to take polygraph tests after a theft occurs
Create a bonus plan that will pay all employees $50 a week if no thefts occur
Place cameras in more private areas of the store to catch employees stealing
Craig is a security guard at DataX Space. His job is to ensure that no one enters the property from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. He monitors the many cameras covering the 46,000 square foot property. One morning around 3 a.m., he sees what appears to be a person trying to enter the facility. He notifies the police who quickly respond to the situation. It turns out that the figure on the video monitor was actually a stray cat climbing on the gate.
According to signal detection theory, which monitoring mistake did Craig make?
A False Alarm
A True Miss
A Security Breach
Phillip, a former employee at Roaring Water Works, a waterpark in Ohio, was recently terminated as a result of misconduct. The grounds for his termination were neglecting to monitor his lifeguarding station and therefore risking the safety of the swimmers. Philip calls the HR manager of Roaring Water Works to inquire about unemployment benefits because he is having a hard time finding another job.
What kind of unemployment benefits will Phillip receive?
Phillip can only receive 50 percent of his unemployment
Phillip will only receive unemployment for 12 weeks
Phillip will receive unemployment for 26 weeks
Phillip will not qualify for unemployment
DataX Space is paying high unemployment insurance premiums. You are invited to a meeting with the executive team to address the issue. Which HR recommendation could you offer to help solve the problem?
Submit unemployment insurance appeals to prevent the impact of false claims
Provide employees with the option to invest in a 401(k)
Only offer unemployment insurance to select employees
Offer a severance package to reduce the need for unemployment insurance
Amy is the chief human resources officer at DataX Space, a large data management and storage company. She and the executive team at DataX Space are becoming increasingly concerned about proprietary information and other intellectual property theft. The team is especially concerned about employees purposefully stealing data after quitting or being terminated.
To minimize the likeliness of intellectual property theft, Amy should implement all except which of the following policies for employees who are leaving the company?
Remind each employee about post-termination restrictive covenants and intellectual property assignments
Ask each employee to sign a document stating that he or she has not shared private data through company email
Show each employee his or her confidentiality agreement during the exit interview
Ask each employee to sign a document stating that he or she has returned all the company’s devices
During exit interviews with departing employees, the employees should be shown confidentiality agreements that they signed earlier and be reminded of their commitment. They should be asked to sign a document saying that they have returned all computers and electronic storage devices and that they have not made copies of such records. In their severance agreement, they should be reminded about post-termination restrictive covenants, intellectual property assignments, and non-solicitation agreements.
DataX Space stores and handles sensitive information for several companies. One of the ways the company provides value to its customers is by ensuring that customers’ sensitive information remains safe. The executive team at DataX Space wants to take the proper steps to avoid security threats, including hackers, thieves, and scammers. What is one of the first steps DataX Space should take to increase computer security?
Monitor employee website use on company devices
Implement a firewall
Conduct employee trainings on ways to avoid unsafe websites
Encrypt all sensitive information entering and leaving the company
You are an HR manager at DataX Space. For the past few weeks, you have been running a series of training sessions for a group of managers. Today’s training is on how to create a safer work environment for employees. During the discussion, a manager asks, “How can we, as managers, reduce the likeliness of an incident of workplace violence when disciplining employees?”
What is the best advice you could give to this manager?
The manager should never discipline employees. Disciplining employees leads to low morale and upset feelings.
The manager should always discipline employees with a security guard present because employees are less likely to become violent.
The manager should always discipline employees in private because it’s better to handle sensitive information one-on-one.
The manager should always discipline employees in a public setting because people are less likely to act aggressively with their peers present.
Last week, DataX Space had a fire in one of its research and development labs due to some poor electrical wiring. The employees were trained on how to handle the emergency situation. Unfortunately, an employee working in the lab was burned badly on his left arm and had to be treated at the hospital. The employee is now safe and making a swift recovery. As the HR manager, you are meeting with other managers to debrief them on the situation and create a plan moving forward. How would you advise the management team to communicate with employees of DataX Space moving forward?
The management team should communicate the details of the incident as quickly and accurately as possible because silence following an emergency can be unsettling.
The management team should only communicate solely within management because they will be the ones carrying out the safety plans moving forward.
The management team should not communicate the details of the incident to the other employees because it will make them feel unsafe.
The management team should wait a few weeks to communicate with the employees because it will give everyone time to decompress from the stressful situation.
Greg is part of a rotational HR development program at DataX Space. His current role is in employee relations. This week, he is flying to a field site with another seasoned HR professional to perform his first theft investigation. Greg is putting together a plan for the investigation, and he needs to determine how to produce the best results.
What should Greg do to get the best results from the investigation?
Begin with the manager because he is responsible for discipling the employees
Begin with non-suspect employees to collect general information
Begin with the least-likely suspect leading up to the most-likely
Begin with the most-likely suspect leading up to the least-likely
Sue is an HR manager at DataX Space. Recently, an employee named Jonathan got into a disagreement and assaulted another employee. Jonathan is a high-performing employee with no history of receiving disciplinary action. In fact, Sue was completely surprised to hear that Jonathan got into an altercation. After Sue performed a thorough investigation of the incident, Johnathan admitted to hitting the other employee in anger. As the HR manager, Sue now has to determine how to discipline Jonathan.
What should Sue do?
Terminate Jonathan and end the working relationship
Suspend Jonathan for two weeks without pay
Ignore the incident because it was likely a one-time incident
Write Jonathan up and place him on probation for the next six months
Some workplace violence stems from the personal problems of employees rather than from adverse events at work. Managers and supervisors need to be able to recognize troubled employees and try to respond to their needs before they resort to violence.
The executive team at DataX Space is working hard to make the organization a safer place for employees to work. All except which of the following actions would help improve safety?
Appoint a safety specialist to enforce all safety practices
Create an advisory committee to oversee safety concerns
Create and implement a policy regarding emergency situations
Appoint a coordinator to oversee the development and implementation of the plan
HRM 420T Week 2 Apply Assignment Answer