Zoltan Vadkerti is a work-life expert, blogger and co-founder of the WorkLife HUB.
Take our short HR and Employee Experience quiz, the correct anwers to these questions can be found in the bottom of the page.
1st Round - Warm-up: about the Zukunft Personal
Question 1: In which year was the first Zukunft Personal organised?
Question 2: How many people participated at the Zukunft Personal in 2015?
Question 3: Who isn’t a main sponsor?
Question 4: What’s the name of the ORACLE robot?
Question 5: The headline title of this year’s Zukunft Personal is the: ‘Work 4.0 - the employee experience’. But, which German Minister is in charge of driving the super-innovative Work 4.0 dialogue?
A: Manuela Schwesig - Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
B: Andrea Nahles - Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
C: Alexander Dobrindt - Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
D: Peter Altmaier - Federal Minister for Special Tasks
Question 6: How many organisations exhibit at the 2016 Zukunft Personal?
2nd Round: HR in general
Question 7: Ulrich and Brockbank (2005) have identified 5 main roles that HRM carry out. They are: - read on your papers and select the right answer
A: Employee advocate, human capital developer, functional expert, HR leader and strategic partner
B: Employee recruiter, human resource developer, legal expert, HR leader and value creator
C: Internal consultant, employee developer, functional expert, external consultant and strategic partner
D: Internal consultant, employee relations expert, legal expert, external consultant and stakeholder partner
Question 8: One of the fastest-growing approaches to recruiting today is:
C: Social Media
Question 9: What is the name of the process in which a more experienced employee is paired with a newcomer or a less-experienced worker to provide guidance, support, and learning opportunities?
A: Peer to peer learning
Question 10: Managing change is an ongoing process whose objectives are all but: - read on your papers and select the right answer
A: enhance the ability of an organization
B: anticipate and respond to developments in their external and internal environments
C: enable employees at all levels to cope with the changes
D: create time schedules for employees
Question 11: How would you define the quality of work?
A: the level of productivity achieved by employees
B: objective indices of employee well-being at work
C: the degree to which an organization adopts Japanese management principles
D: employee perceptions of their well-being at work
Question 12: Mobile technologies and applications have made job search easier. Which is the most popular place to be looking for jobs?
A: In bed (41%)
B: During the commute (38%)
C: While at work (30%)
D: Toliet (18%)
3rd Round: Local knowledge: about Employee Experience
Question 13: How can you best define Employee Experience? - read on your papers and select the right answer
A: Employee Experience is the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their relationship
B: Employee Experience is what an employee receive during their interaction with careers’ elements (e.g. firms, supervisors, coworkers, customer, environment, etc.) that affect their cognition and affection
C: Employee Experience is is the function responsible for effective communications among participants within an organization
D: Employee Experience includes various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries.
Question 14: What are the key components of employee experience?
A: authoritarian leadership, defensive attitude, rapid change
B: emotionally troubled employees, boring work, hazardous settings
C: supportive social, physical and work spheres
D: timing, project objectives, problem statement
Question 15: The most forward thinking organisations apply thenewest employee experience methods. Which is not one of them?
A: understanding differentiation touchpoints (branding and customer experience to grow the market share)
B: allocating capital budgeting (appraising the ROI of investments from own capital)
C: building cross functional experience
D: applying rapid design principles
Question 16: Which company has recently unveiled its Employee Experience Index?
4th Round: Famous faces
Question 17: Who has changed job title recently from Chief HR Officer to Chief Employee Experience Officer?
A: Valerie Hughes D’Aeth - HR Director of the BBC
B: Names Eileen - Head of People Operations at Google
C: Mark Levy - HR Director of the AirBnb
D: Lori Goler - VP of People at Facebook
Question 18: What is McDonald’s worldwide training center called?
A: Big Mac University
B: Hamburger University
C: McRib University
D: McHappy University
Question 19: Who is regarded to be the father of employee experience management?
A: Professor Kaveh Abhari, University of Hawaii
B: Professor Lynda Gratton, London Business School
C: Professor Peter Senge, MIT
D: Professor Gilles Amado Fischgrund, HEC Paris
Question 20: Who said the following: “If each of us hire people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of GIANTS!”
A: Laszlo Bock, former HR Director at Google
B: Steve Jobs, entrepreneur and inventor
C: Nicola Tesla, inventor and engineer
D: David Ogilvy, the Father of Advertising, Ogilvy & Mather
5th Round: True or False - rapid fire round
Question 21: HR managers believe that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week.
Question 22: An industry-wide study of over 2500 people found that 55% of workers would take less pay to have more fun at work.
Question 23: Social media is becoming the go-to for recruiters and candidates. By today, 45% of recruiters use Facebook for recruiting?
Question 24: A weak employer brand can cost you job applicants: About 11 percent of job seekers said they would decline a job offer from an employer with a bad reputation–even if they were unemployed. (Source: Glassdoor)