Possessing the skills to change or improve a hiring practice in the workplace is a valuable asset to any employer. Talk to the interviewer about a time you recognized a need to change or enhance a hiring practice. Touch on the steps you took to implement the change and how you measured the success of the improvement.
"The standard hiring practices at Company XYZ were enabling the organization to hire qualified candidates based on their experience. Too often, when new hires arrived, we found they lacked the behaviors that would enable them to be successful within our culture. I took the initiative to implement more behavioral interview questions in our hiring practices. To implement, I gained buy-in from our hiring leadership by including them early in the process of creating the questions. We worked together to create a training certification that would equip leaders with the skills to effectively behavioral interview candidates. Then, we measured our success by monitoring turnover, retention, and time-to-hire metrics. We changed the process and, therefore, improved the results."
"Being new to my career, my experience taking the reigns with hiring practices is limited; however, I come with some great ideas. I am currently working towards being Gallup certified, which will allow me to lead better interviews that are more focused on behavior, situational, and topical questions; therefore, better vetting candidates."