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Question 1 of 47
Describe a situation where you had to multi task.
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Every day I multi-task. There are tasks that have to be accomplished on a daily basis and there are always emergencies that come up that have to be dealt with.
I have had to multi task on numerous occasions. My personnel officer resigned with no notice and I had to act as HR Manager and personnel officer until I could get the position filled. I gathered my team together for their input. Since we are a "family", everyone was willing to assist. I prioritized my tasks and was willing to work through my breaks, lunch hours and overtime to complete the tasks.
Multi task in the area of termination and onboarding.
I have to multi-task on numerous occasions. I would prioritize the task from most important to least important. I would create a spreadsheet with each task and estimate the time it would take to complete each task. I would have no problem delegating assignments to my team should I need to do so.
It was during school term. When I not only have to manage attending lectures, doing reports, projects, preparing for exams but I also have other commitments such as volunteering outside school. This means being able to multitask, to find out your priorities and setting time to do it. Time is never enough, but it depends on how you assign and manage it.
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Question 2 of 47
Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision that involved either a disciplinary action or a termination.
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I have had to discipline and/or terminate employees on numerous occasions. This is not a problem for me because everyone that works with me understands my view - what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. My team should always thrive to do the right thing.
Administrative person who's house burned down.
We had an indidual that had no PTO and continuestly was adbsent.
I have had to discipline and/or terminate employees on numerous occasions. I have never had a problem with this because all of my employees know how I feel. What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. Everyone should always do the right thing.
Question 3 of 47
Describe a situation where you were under a great deal of pressure. How did you handle it?
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I recall being in a situation under a great deal of pressures on several occasions. The most recent incident occurred when my HR Assistant informed me she would be utilizing personal benefit time during our busiest season. My personnel section was already understaffed so I brought the remaining team together to discuss the situation. I wanted to get everyone's input so this would be a team effort. I divided the HR assistant's duties and responsibilities equally amongst the team, including myself. My team is like a family and everyone was will to take on extra responsibilities to get the job completed accurately and efficiently.
I have been under a great deal of pressure on numerous occasions. I have no problem with this. I analyze the situation (or task), gather input from my team, and do what it takes to get the job completed accurately and efficiently. We worked through breaks, lunch hours and overtime. This was a team effort and everyone did their part because we have a "family" environment.
Question 4 of 47
What would you measure to determine whether the Human Resources department was doing an effective job for the company?
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I would meet with each manager of the department to obtain input on their thoughts of the HR department and its effectiveness. I would also look at the retention rate of employees.
I would measure by how high there turn over is.
How long people stay in their jobs.
Question 5 of 47
What types of efforts are you making to serve your customers and to exceed customer expectations?
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I continuously attend new customer service trainings so I can keep ahead of the competition. I reach out to customers to ensure they are happy with our services.
Anticipate their needs, respond quickly to their needs, be consistent.
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About Human Resources Manager

September 21st, 2017

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization's management and its employees.