You'll get 11 questions with increasing difficulty levels. When you give a second wrong answer, you're game over. Try to see how far you can get! Your name * Your work email * What does EBITDA mean?Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortizationExpenses before investments, taxes, depreciation, and amortization A line manager proposes a new project that will cost $50,000 euro but that is estimated to return $60,000 over the next five years. Is this a good investment?Yes, because it has a positive return on investmentNo, because of the time value of money The HR team is working on two projects as part of the internal venture incubator. For cost savings, you have to discontinue one of two projects. Both projects are estimated to deliver 2 million in annual cost savings. Project A is in the testing phase, project B is in the development phase. Which project do you kill?Project AProject B You are the VP of a large and slow-moving banking organization. One of the HR managers proposes that the HR department should adapt a fully agile way of working. This will increase flexibility and will help the organization move faster, according to this manager. Would you pursue this initiative to make HR more effective?YesNo A line manager proposes a new project that will cost $50,000 euro. Over the next two years, it will return $120,000. What is the return on investment?140%240% You are the VP of HR for a successful electronics company pursuing a differentiation strategy. One day one of your direct reports comes in and proposes to benchmark your HR data with some of the low-cost competitors. This will require a significant time investment but could be interesting. Would you pursue this?Yes, because this will provide vital information that can influence HR decisionsNo, because the data will be incomparable You are the HR director of a bank. The board has decided to invest in an increase in digitization of client-facing processes to enable self-service. What is the main value driver?A focus on more value-added services to its current customersA focus on cutting cost by automating manual labor You are supporting the reorganization of a business line. One of the questions you try to answer is how many direct reports each manager should have. Who should be able to manage more direct reports?The Chief Revenue OfficerThe Sales Manager The company you work at has been explicitly aiming to produce a positive net result for this year. You are an HR business partner talking with a department head. Which of the following interventions will be most aligned with the organizational strategy?Investing $300,000 to hire additional production workers to ensure continuity of production for next yearInvesting $900,000 to buy a robotic machine that is expected to operate for the next five years A telecom company has a net promotor scores of 45. Yet, customers increasingly switch and the company has noticed a slight decline in market share. They start an initiative to turn that around. Which customer insights would be most valuable in this effort?Net promotor scores of competitors, to draw inspiration from the best performers in the marketThe root causes of (dis)satisfaction, to guide customer experience improvement areas You are the HR business partner at a ship building company. You’re developing a go-to-market strategy for a predictive maintenance service that includes internet of things devices monitoring wear and tear of ships. Today, the salesforce is primarily focused on selling equipment. Which of the following sales capabilities are most important to develop?Hiring people or upskilling the workforce so they can sell to a cross-functional, multi-stakeholder audience instead of only technical experts.Upskilling the workforce to sell optional equipment features that are not well known to many of your current salespeople. Time is Up!