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30 Interview Questions & Answers

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Describe the most significant written document, report or presentation which you had to complete.
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Why did you choose to become a human resources professional?
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How do you treat candidates not selected for the job? Walk me through your process.
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What does the term attrition mean, and what are the biggest causes of employee attrition rates?
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Do you have experience preparing or leading new hire orientation?
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Do you have experience choosing, introducing, and explaining employer health benefits?
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Do you have experience coordinating interviews, and documenting the candidate journey?
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We want to foster innovation within our workforce. What does the term innovation mean to you?
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When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.
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How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
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What questions have you prepared for me, today?
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Tell me how you find qualified candidates. Share an experience in which one of these methods helped you find a great employee.
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Do you have experience using an ATS? Which applicant tracking systems do you know best?
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What is the most difficult part of working in human resources?
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When interviewing a candidate, what is the most important question you could ask?
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Tell me about a time when you influenced hiring practices at your current or former employer.
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Talk about a time when you dealt with a difficult person in the workplace. How did you handle the situation? Were you able to correct their behavior?
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What new human resources topic is piquing your interest the most right now?
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How do you show people that you are listening to them?
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How do you help your company to make sound hiring decisions?
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Do you have experience leading terminations?
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Do you have experience guiding candidates through job offers and negotiations?
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As a Human Resources professional, which publications and resources do you turn to the most?
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Give an example of a time when you had to be quick in coming to a decision.
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How do you use data and analytics in your HR process?
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What do you enjoy most about being an HR Specialist?
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How do you use social media and other online tools in your recruitment process?
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Tell me about a hiring mistake you made. Were there any details in the hiring process you missed and realized later? How did you adjust from what you learned?
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When hiring, is it important for you to contact a candidate's professional references?
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