HR Laggard Quiz

HR Laggard Quiz

lag•gard /ˈlagərd/

Noun
A person who makes slow progress and falls behind others: “I have no time for laggards”.

Adjective
Slower than desired or expected.

Synonyms
noun. lagger – slowcoach
adjective. sluggish – lagger – slow – tardy

Turns out, you are either a laggard or you are not. That's life in the big city folks. Take this simple quiz to find out if you are indeed a laggard or not.

  1. Can applicants apply to open jobs at your company via mobile/tablet device? Yes or No
  2. Have you created visual job ads and posted to Pinterest? Yes or No
  3. Does your company pay for the data plans of all employees? Yes or No
  4. Do all employees have consistent brand language regarding your company in their LinkedIn profiles? Yes or No
  5. Can employees conduct performance reviews via mobile/tablet device? Yes or No
  6. Do you use Twitter to source job candidates? Yes or No
  7. Are company benefits easily accessible via mobile/tablet device? Yes or No
  8. Do you allow Facebook access at work? Yes or No
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  10. Do you provide tablets to all employees? Yes or No
  11. Do you use Instagram to document the culture at your firm? Yes or No

All the answers are of course YES. Here's a key to find out your level of laggardness…

Answer Key

  • 0-5 Correct answers – You're a dinosaur, please help us all out and get out of the HR profession. You might not even have a pulse.
  • 6-8 Correct answers – We're not giving up on you but you are clearly a laggard. Get help.
  • 9-10 Correct answers – Congrats you are NOT a laggard. Now, for the love of all that is holy, please go help your peers.

Here's the thing… social isn't going away. Get over it. Find a way to explore and/or become an expert using these new mediums. As an HR pro, your future career progression is related to your mastery of these mediums.  'Nuff said.

In terms of mobile… it is the new method of computing. The concept of touch… on all devices… and it is already here and will NOT slow down. Again, it isn't going away folks… get over it.  The real question is… how will you master mobile?

So, are you a laggard?

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FOT Background Check

William Tincup
WILLIAM TINCUP, SPHR. William is the CEO of HR consultancy Tincup & Co. William is one of the country’s leading thinkers on social media application for human resources, an expert on adoption of HR technology and damn fine marketer. William has been blogging about HR related issues since 2007. He’s a contributor to Fistful of Talent, HRTechEurope and HRExaminer and also co-hosts a daily HR podcast called DriveThruHR. Tweet him @williamtincup and check him out on Facebook and LinkedIn. Not up to speed in the social media game? Reach out via email. William serves on the Board of Advisors for Insynctive, Causecast, Work4Labs, PeopleReport, Jurify, TrackMaven, SocialEars, AppLearn, StrengthsInsight, The Workforce Institute, PeopleMatter, SmartRecruiters, Ajax Workforce Marketing and is a 2013 Council Member for The Candidate Experience Awards. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Chequed and is a startup mentor for Acceleprise. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned a MA from the University of Arizona and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

3 Comments

  1. Doug Shaw says:

    I’m torn on this one. I kinda like where you’re coming from and yet, hell I don’t like being told what to think quite so prescriptively. Your ‘real question’ finish about how will you manage mobile…that is bang on. I’m about to start experimenting with iZettle which allows customers to pay me by credit card on my smart phone. Will let you know how I get on.

    Happy New Year.

    Love – Doug

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