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How good is your HR English?

La conoscenza accurata della lingua inglese oggi è fondamentale nella professione e nella vita privata. In ambito business occorre prestare molta attenzione all’utilizzo corretto di termini ed espressioni per evitare malintesi ed errori a volte fatali. Per questo, in collaborazione con EF Corporate Solutions, vi proponiamo una serie di test per misurare il vostro livello di inglese in ambito lavorativo. Dopo il test sulle espressioni idiomatiche in ambito business, eccone uno relativo al settore delle risorse umane. 

Chi desidera ottenere un profilo di valutazione sulla base delle risposte fornite e una serie di esempi in cui queste espressioni idiomatiche possono essere utilizzate, può rispondere alle domande, in alternativa, a questo link o contattare direttamente EF Education Italia per avere un quadro dell'offerta didattica per quanto riguarda l'inglese in ambito business.


Question 1 of 10:

1 - “360 appraisal” It's time for your 360 appraisal:
(select one of the below)


A - It's time for your round-table interview 

B - It's time to see how strong your circle of trust is 

C - It's time for an assessment of all aspects of your personality 

D - It's time to get feedback on your performance from all people in your immediate work circle


2 - “Balanced scorecard ” Have you implemented a balanced scorecard system?
 (select one of the below)


A - Have you implemented a system that grades employees on the number of skills they have? 

B - Have you implemented a system that rates an employee against their manager? 

C - Have you implemented a system that reviews staff activities based on strategic business goals? 

D - Have you implemented a system that judges an employee in relation to their peers?


3 - “Summary dismissal” This is a summary dismissal:
(select one of the below)


A - These are the reasons why someone was fired 

B - This short report is no good 

C - This is a dismissal of an employee on the spot and without notice 

D - This is a very short goodbye


4 - “Gardening leave” You can take gardening leave:
(select one of the below)


A - You can learn the job by yourself without management supervision 

B - You can take time off to refresh your skills 

C - You can go home and not work your notice period 

D - You can now focus purely on these physical tasks

5 - “Rightsizing” We are rightsizing this organization:
(select one of the below)


A - We are strategically reducing the number of employees 

B - We have to save costs so we need smaller offices 

C - We are ensuring that our products fit our customers' needs 

D - We are moving into new headquarters

6 - “Gross misconduct” This is a case of gross misconduct:
(select one of the below)


A - This is an unacceptably high number of disciplinary points 

B - This is an example of someone repeatedly getting something wrong 

C - This is an action or behavior that is extremely damaging to the business 

D - This is the sum of all bad behavior

7 - “Whistle blower” He is a whistle blower:
(select one of the below)


A - He is responsible for calling everyone back into the meeting 

B - He has told his boss that he made a mistake 

C - He tells employees when it's the end of their shift 

D - He has revealed a business's bad actions to the press

8 - “Last in first out” Our policy is last in first out is:
(select one of the below)


A - This is our rule to determine the order that people exit a lift 

B - This is our strategy for whom to fire 

C - This approach results in working long hours 

D - This is our Managing Director's attitude to meetings


9 - “Onboarding” We have some onboarding to do:
(select one of the below)

A - We are welcoming a new director onto the board 

B - We need to introduce our new employees to the business and teach them how we operate 

C - We need to get employees to accept a new company strategy 

D - We need to get our new product accepted in the marketplace

10 - “Attrition” We have achieved better profit through attrition:
(select one of the below)


A - We achieved better profit because of our competitors' failures 

B - We achieved better profit by not replacing employees that left our company 

C - We achieved better profit by repeating our sales message regularly 

D - We achieved better profit by buying most of our rivals


Keys: 1-D; 2-C; 3-C; 4-C; 5-A; 6-C; 7-D; 8-B; 9-B; 10-B.


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