Answers to young turks quiz

did you do? Now compare your answers with those below and score accordingly.

Question 1 Does your job title refer to
“Personnel” or “HR”?

Personnel. You are stuck in the past. Deduct 1 point
– HR. Add 1 point

Question 2 Do you report to the
managing director/chief executive officer or another functional director?

MD/CEO Add 2 points
– Another functional director. Deduct 2 points

Question 3 Do you regard anything with
an “e-” at the front as new fangled?

Yes. Deduct 1 point
No. Add 1 point

Question 4 Have you devised a written
HR strategy?

Yes. Add 2 points
No. Minus 2 points

Question 5 Have you got a business

None. Deduct1 point
– MBA. Add 1 point

Question 6 Has your department ever
been referred to as the “Human Remains” department or some similar pejorative
or derogatory term?

Yes. Deduct 2 points
– No. Add 2 points

Question 7 Now that you’ve outsourced
half of your function, is the other half wondering what to do with all their
spare time?

No. Add 2 points
– Yes. Deduct 2 points

Question 8 Do the words “bottom line”
and “performance measurement” sound like a foreign language in your team?

No. Add 2 points
– Yes. Deduct 2 points

Question 9 What title do you prefer –
business partner or personnel officer?

Business partner. Add 1 point
– Personnel officer. Deduct 1 point

Question 10 Do you think dress down day
means replacing the pinstripe with a plain blue suit?

Yes. Add 1 point
– No. Deduct 1 point


did you do?

15 points: You are a high-flying, board
member running the company. If you’re not, you should be.

10-14 points: It’s only a matter of
time before you get your seat on the board.

5-9 points: Time to call in the image
consultants and make sure you get that qualification under your belt.

1-4 points: You must be gathering dust
in a fusty old personnel department.

Less than 0: Have you thought about
changing your job?

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