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Human Resources Manager

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Describe a situation where you had to multi task.
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Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision that involved either a disciplinary action or a termination.
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Describe a situation where you were under a great deal of pressure. How did you handle it?
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What would you measure to determine whether the Human Resources department was doing an effective job for the company?
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What types of efforts are you making to serve your customers and to exceed customer expectations?
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Have you ever had to juggle two or more projects at the same time?
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How do you define great customer service?
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What are some of the things you are doing to ensure the effectiveness of the team you are leading?
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Have you been on a dysfunctional team? What did you do as a team member or team leader to address the problems?
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How are you gathering feedback from your customers and how do you use this feedback?
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Tell us about an innovation that you've introduced in your work area.
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What have you done to introduce change or redefine the way work gets done in your area?
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What kind of system or method are you currently using for reporting progress on your work?
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How do you follow through on projects that you delegate to others?
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Give me an example of the type of work experience you have had on a day-to-day basis with the public.
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What has been your most rewarding experience dealing with the public?
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Give me an example of a time when you were able to help an angry customer with a problem.
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What do you do on an ongoing basis to keep your professional skills up to date?
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What would others say about how you handle customers?
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Do you like working with the general public?
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Give me an example when you were praised for your people skills in a past job.
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How many people have you supervised at one time?
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How would you define a dependable employee?
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Are you known as a dependable individual?
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Give me an example of the last major project you worked on.
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Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
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Explain how you motivate your human resource department employees.
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How do you assist your employees with reaching their professional development goals?
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How did you determine or contribute to determining the priorities for the Human Resources department in your most recent position?
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What do you think are the most important roles of the Human Resources department in relation to employees in an organization?
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If you were the decision maker, what programs for people would be your priority in an organization?
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Thinking back over your college years and your job experiences, have you ever helped to initiate a change? Describe.
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Tell me about the last time that you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
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Describe a recent unpopular decision you made and what the result was.
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Give an example of a time when you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.
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Tell me about a time when you were able to overcome an obstacle in a creative manner.
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Tell us what you do to ensure that you meet the work commitments you make to others?
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What do you expect someone you supervise to do if she disagrees with you?
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What are your key skills?
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Unfortunately every office has personality conflicts. What do you do when you work with someone you don't particularly like?
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Have you ever been in a situation where the majority disagrees with you? What did you do?
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What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
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Describe a situation where you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
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Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs that demonstrate your willingness to work hard.
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Give an example of how you have acted with integrity in your job.
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Why do you want to be a Human Resources Manager?
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Indicate some of the significant development efforts you have undergone in the last few years.
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