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Staffing Manager Interview Questions

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Amy Hagan is an HR Executive turned HR Consultant. She has 20+ years of experience in human resources, including HR Specialist for the US Department of Defense.

Staffing Manager was updated on September 6th, 2021. Learn more here.

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If hired as our next Staffing Manager, how comfortable are you in making quick decisions on the job? If possible, give me an example of a time you had to do just this.

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  1. 1.

    If hired as our next Staffing Manager, how comfortable are you in making quick decisions on the job? If possible, give me an example of a time you had to do just this.

  2. 2.

    How do you stay current on changes in the staffing and HR field?

  3. 3.

    If hired on our team as a Staffing Manager, how would you help impact the overall engagement of your team?

  4. 4.

    Why are you the best Staffing Manager that we can hire at our organization?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about a time when you implemented recruiting metrics into your work. What metrics did you use?

  6. 6.

    What overall experience in managing a team of individuals would you bring to our organization as our next Staffing Manager?

  7. 7.

    What employee background screenings are you familiar with and what role did you play in coordinating them in previous roles?

  8. 8.

    How would you rate your written communication skills? Why are written skills important for a successful Staffing Manager?

  9. 9.

    If hired as our next Staffing Manager, would you be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people?

  10. 10.

    What would you say you like least about being a Staffing Manager?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about a time when you built rapport quickly with someone under difficult conditions.

  12. 12.

    We expect our next Staffing Manager to have a strong focus on employee retention strategies. What do you feel are one or two of the best retention strategies to implement in our organization?

  13. 13.

    Why is attention to detail so important in the work of a Staffing Manager? How can you bring this skill to our team?

  14. 14.

    What was the most useful criticism you ever received during your career in recruitment and staffing?

  15. 15.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Staffing Manager?

  16. 16.

    What has led you and motivated you up to this point in your career as a Staffing Manager?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you had to manage multiple staffing projects at once. How did you prioritize your time to ensure success with every project?

  18. 18.

    What HR software have you worked with in the past?

  19. 19.

    As our next Staffing Manager, how would you keep organized and stay on track of all of your work so that it gets done on time?

  20. 20.

    As a Staffing Manager, what do you believe is your best asset that you could bring to our team?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a time when you had to tell a hiring manager that they had a very difficult to fill role. How did you handle that situation?

  22. 22.

    Why are you looking to leave your current employer?

  23. 23.

    What has been your best experience in recruitment and staffing during your career? How can that experience benefit you in our role as a Staffing Manager?

  24. 24.

    If hired as our next Staffing Manager, what do you think are the two or three keys roles you will play within the organization?

  25. 25.

    Talk about the last mistake you made on the job. What did you learn from ?

  26. 26.

    Do you see any difference between staffing and recruiting within an organization?

  27. 27.

    As our next Staffing Manager, talk about your candidate dispositioning philosophies and why they would be important in our industry?

  28. 28.

    If offered this role as our next Staffing Manager, do you have any salary expectations?

  29. 29.

    We have the full expectation that our next Staffing Manager will be a great communicator that is well respected. Do others respect you and listen to you?

  30. 30.

    As our next Staffing Manager, what experience would you bring in handling employee discipline. What are key things involved in ensuring that employee discipline is fair and just?

  31. 31.

    When do you give positive feedback to people? Tell me about the last time you did.

  32. 32.

    If hired as our next Staffing Manager, what can we expect from you in the first 90 days on the job?

  33. 33.

    What experience in leading staff training would you bring to our team as our next Staffing Manager?

  34. 34.

    In our industry, having a solid candidate pipeline is important. How would you go about developing a great candidate pipeline as our next Staffing Manager?

  35. 35.

    Talk about a time you gave feedback to a hiring manager. Why was the feedback necessary and how did you approach the conversation with them?