Are you a young turk or old fogey?

It’s
not about age – it’s about attitude. Do you think you’re fit to join the ranks
of the new breed of HR professionals? Personnel Works’ Paul Kearns offers this
chance to test yourself.

Make
a note of your answers, then follow the link to the answers and scoring guide.

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


Yes
– No

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


MD/CEO
– Another functional director

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


Yes
– No

Question 4 Have you devised a written
HR strategy?


Yes
– No

Question 5 Have you got a business
qualification?


None
– MBA

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


Yes
– No

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


Yes
– No

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


Yes
– No

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


Business partner
– Personnel officer

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


Yes
– No

Now,
to find out how you did, click here

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