HR Laggard Quiz

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lag•gard /ˈlagərd/

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

Slower than desired or expected.

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
  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?