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Many of Vebrol Corporation's department heads Will retire this year. The number of employees with the qualifications Vebrol Will require for promotion to department head is equal to only half the expected vacancies. Vebrol is not going to hire department heads from outside the company, have current department heads take over more than one department, or reduce the number of its departments. So some departments Will be without department heads next year, since Vebrol Will not__________________________

A) promote more than one employee from any department to serve as heads of departments
B) promote any current department heads to higher-level managerial positions
C) have any managers Who are currently senior to department heads serve as department heads
D) reduce the responsibilities of each department
E) reduce the average number of employees per department
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New post 17 Jan 2017, 07:27
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Many department heads are retiring this year.
Eligible candidates for department heads = 50% of vacancies.
Department heads can't handle multiple departments and candidates are not hired from outside the company.
Conclusion: Few departments will not have department heads.

We have to find an answer choice that supports the conclusion.

A) promote more than one employee from any department to serve as heads of departments - Incorrect. Even if the company promoted more than one employee the number of eligible candidates is only half the number of vacancies.

B) promote any current department heads to higher-level managerial positions - Incorrect. No effect on the conclusion.

C) have any managers Who are currently senior to department heads serve as department heads - Correct. Supports the conclusion by providing one more condition.

D) reduce the responsibilities of each department - Incorrect. Out of scope. We do not have any stated relationship between responsibilities of a department and department head.

E) reduce the average number of employees per department - Incorrect. Even if there were few employees in the department the department can be without a department head.

Answer: C
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C) have any managers Who are currently senior to department heads serve as department heads - Correct.
Supports the conclusion by providing one more condition.
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Many of Vebrol Corporation's department heads Will retire this year. The number of employees with the qualifications Vebrol Will require for promotion to department head is equal to only half the expected vacancies. Vebrol is not going to hire department heads from outside the company, have current department heads take over more than one department, or reduce the number of its departments. So some departments Will be without department heads next year, since Vebrol Will not__________________________

Premise 1: Many of Vebrol Corporation's department heads Will retire this year.
Premise 2: The number of employees with the qualifications Vebrol Will require for promotion to department head is equal to only half the expected vacancies.

Conclusion: Some departments Will be without department heads next year
Strengthener1: Vebrol is not going to hire department heads from outside the company
Strengthener2: will not have current department heads take over more than one department, or reduce the number of its departments

Strengthener3: This we are required to figure out from the options.

A) promote more than one employee from any department to serve as heads of departments They don't have enough qualified people to handle the job.
B) promote any current department heads to higher-level managerial positions out of scope
C) have any managers Who are currently senior to department heads serve as department heads Sounds good as no super senior mgmt personel would be asked to manage the deptt
D) reduce the responsibilities of each department still doesn't ans why some dept would be without dept heads next year
E) reduce the average number of employees per department still doesn't ans why some dept would be without dept heads next year
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Imo C
If the managers who are senior to department heads will not be asked to remain department head then there will be more vacancy for department heads , hence this is what C is saying .
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New post 30 Jan 2018, 15:05
A: Even if Vebrol promoted employees, there would still be some depts without leaders. Eliminate

B: Similar to A. This would exacerbate the problem. Eliminate

C: Hold

D: Irrelevant. The argument is not about the responsibility of departments. The argument is about headcount and vacancies.

E: This is already happening. If the company were to avoid reducing headcount, then this answer choice provides the opposite of what we're trying to achieve.

Let's look at C. It reminds me of "have current dept heads take over..."
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IMO C

Conclusion : So some departments Will be without department heads next year. how this is possible? Somehow department head position will not be filled. Only C is on line of thinking.
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