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# In a study of factors affecting employee satisfaction ,

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04 Oct 2010, 11:10
+1 for D.

Easy one =)
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05 Oct 2010, 17:50
shekharvineet wrote:
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In a study of factors affecting employee satisfaction , investigators polled staff at eight companies with over \$100 million in revenues and benefits including flexible schedules and on-site daycare. The investigators found that overall satisfaction levels at the companies were high, that the companies enjoyed profit margins averaging over 20% over the last five years, and that the rates of employee departures at these companies had varied between 1% and 5% over this period.

Which of the following conclusions may be drawn from the information above?

(A) Flexible schedules and daycare are important benefits for raising overall levels of employee satisfaction.
(B) High profitability levels for companies with revenues over \$100 million are most likely the result of high employee satisfaction levels.
(C) Companies without daycare and flexible-schedule benefits have higher rates of employee departures than do those with these benefits.
(D) At least 95% of employees will stay for at least one year at some companies with daycare benefits.
(E) More companies have recently begun offering daycare and flexible schedule benefits to attract potential employees who are also parents.

Definitely D.
(A) it is true but fails to capture the main point of the argument. Moreover, nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey. There could be other benefits as well which may result in greter employee satisfaction.
(B) Out of scope. Nowhere it is mentioned in the stimulus. A Shell Game answer. Plays on the profitability part mentioned in the stimulus. It may be the case that high satisfaction level can result in high profitability but since it is not mentioned in the stimulus, we cannot conclude it is the right answer.
(C) Out of scope. Noting is mentioned about the companies without daycare and flexible schedule. New Inormation answer.
(D) The best answer simply because it supports the stimulus. Employee satisfaction is related to low employee turnover or low departure rate. Moreover it is mentioned in the stimulus.
(E) New Information. Wrong
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Arggg, i fell for the shell game ans, good explanation, +1 for you.

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05 Oct 2010, 20:08
Inference question. Only thing that can be absolutely infered is D. Rest all are extrapolation of the argument.
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13 Oct 2010, 19:29
Has to be D. It is the only conclusion that can be made. The rest are all inferences.

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14 Oct 2010, 09:23
vote to B.

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15 Oct 2010, 02:59
it was easy to pick out as the other options like ho Companies without daycare and flexible-schedule benefits affects,
whether companies have recently begun offering daycare and flexible are out of scope

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15 Oct 2010, 08:37
good one

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17 Sep 2011, 10:38
The option D which is OA talks about only those companies who have day-care as benefits,and assumes the same statistics as that for companies that have day care as well as flexible timings.How come then D be proved beyond reasonable doubt to be the conclusion.A on the other hand, says that flexible timings and day care are "important" from the employee satisfaction point of view which can be concluded because the stimulus talks only about these two things with respect to employee satisfaction in the companies.
Hence I feel that the OA should be A.

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17 Sep 2011, 19:14
+1 D
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06 Oct 2011, 06:21
Rest all are not stated in the passage.
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06 Oct 2011, 09:40
+1 for D

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06 Oct 2011, 09:56
I have the feeling that "high level" would need to be stated as such or at least require a benchmark in the stimulus to be true.
You know that 20% is a high profit level, but it is external information, so that's another argument to disqualify B
what do you think?
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06 Oct 2011, 23:04
shekharvineet wrote:
MamtaKrishnia wrote:
In a study of factors affecting employee satisfaction , investigators polled staff at eight companies with over \$100 million in revenues and benefits including flexible schedules and on-site daycare. The investigators found that overall satisfaction levels at the companies were high, that the companies enjoyed profit margins averaging over 20% over the last five years, and that the rates of employee departures at these companies had varied between 1% and 5% over this period.

Which of the following conclusions may be drawn from the information above?

(A) Flexible schedules and daycare are important benefits for raising overall levels of employee satisfaction.
(B) High profitability levels for companies with revenues over \$100 million are most likely the result of high employee satisfaction levels.
(C) Companies without daycare and flexible-schedule benefits have higher rates of employee departures than do those with these benefits.
(D) At least 95% of employees will stay for at least one year at some companies with daycare benefits.
(E) More companies have recently begun offering daycare and flexible schedule benefits to attract potential employees who are also parents.

Definitely D.
(A) it is true but fails to capture the main point of the argument. Moreover, nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey. There could be other benefits as well which may result in greter employee satisfaction.
(B) Out of scope. Nowhere it is mentioned in the stimulus. A Shell Game answer. Plays on the profitability part mentioned in the stimulus. It may be the case that high satisfaction level can result in high profitability but since it is not mentioned in the stimulus, we cannot conclude it is the right answer.
(C) Out of scope. Noting is mentioned about the companies without daycare and flexible schedule. New Inormation answer.
(D) The best answer simply because it supports the stimulus. Employee satisfaction is related to low employee turnover or low departure rate. Moreover it is mentioned in the stimulus.
(E) New Information. Wrong

Agreed.. thought A is the right answer until reading this. because they mentioned that Day care and flexible timings are included i am confused and its a trap.
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12 Oct 2011, 02:17
I am still not convinced......if D can be inferred....so can A.....
questioning the explanation above.......
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(A) it is true but fails to capture the main point of the argument. Moreover, nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey. There could be other benefits as well which may result in greter employee satisfaction.

(D) The best answer simply because it supports the stimulus. Employee satisfaction is related to low employee turnover or low departure rate. Moreover it is mentioned in the stimulus. Doesnt the explanation applied to A apply here too....nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey..

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15 Nov 2011, 22:07
It is D - the only one that isn't beyond what is given in the prompt.

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16 Nov 2011, 01:47
IMO D seem to strong to draw the conclusion.Confused between A & B.

D)At least 95% of employees will stay for at least one year at some companies with daycare benefits.-Agree that 95% employees will stay for atleast 1 yr but its not necessaryly because of daycare only.

Could someone please elaborate why A or B could be wrong?
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16 Nov 2011, 02:28
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Definitely D.
(A) it is true but fails to capture the main point of the argument. Moreover, nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey. There could be other benefits as well which may result in greter employee satisfaction.
(B) Out of scope. Nowhere it is mentioned in the stimulus. A Shell Game answer. Plays on the profitability part mentioned in the stimulus. It may be the case that high satisfaction level can result in high profitability but since it is not mentioned in the stimulus, we cannot conclude it is the right answer.
(C) Out of scope. Noting is mentioned about the companies without daycare and flexible schedule. New Inormation answer.
(D) The best answer simply because it supports the stimulus. Employee satisfaction is related to low employee turnover or low departure rate. Moreover it is mentioned in the stimulus.
(E) New Information. Wrong

Thanks, turnover rate definitely prove answer D is correct. I was deceived by this question when choosing D
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got confused between A and D...n went for A...thanks for exp..D is justified
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The passage simply states a correlation between Company profits and employee satifaction. It says that both are seen to occur together. It does not specify which one causes the other to occur.
B is wrong because it talks about a causation between Company profits and employee satisfaction.. It says High company profits causes high employee satisfaction. NOT TRUE. We cannot assume causation just like that when only a correlation is given.

D is the only other contender. So, D is correct.

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