Temporary Staffing Recruiter Interview Questions

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Which technology and tools you do lean on most often during your day?

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Temporary Staffing Recruiter Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Which technology and tools you do lean on most often during your day?

  2. 2.

    What would you do if a client asked something unethical of you?

  3. 3.

    How would you make an average candidate appear more attractive to a client?

  4. 4.

    How often do you look for opportunities to approach potential new clients?

  5. 5.

    What do you believe to be the most significant change in recruitment this year?

  6. 6.

    Are you comfortable being paid on a 100% commission basis?

  7. 7.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  8. 8.

    When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?

  9. 9.

    When interviewing a temp candidate, what is the most important question you could ask?

  10. 10.

    What approach do you take when telling a candidate that they did not get the job?

  11. 11.

    Recruitment requires a lot of selling. Do you have any sales training?

  12. 12.

    In which industry are you best versed, when it comes to temporary staffing needs?

  13. 13.

    Do you have experience using an ATS? Which applicant tracking systems do you know best?

  14. 14.

    How do you maintain relationships with your clients?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about your experience in terminations.

  16. 16.

    Walk me through your process after receiving a new job order.

  17. 17.

    Tell me about a time when you were unsuccessful in filling a job order. How did you handle the situation?

  18. 18.

    What is your most successful strategy in attracting new candidates for your clients' temporary positions?

  19. 19.

    Name one thing you could improve in your process, as a Temporary Recruiter.

  20. 20.

    How is your recruitment performance measured in your current role?

  21. 21.

    Temporary staffing can be highly frustrating at times. How do you cope with the fact that you are always putting out fires?

  22. 22.

    What is your current temp-to-hire ratio?

  23. 23.

    When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.

  25. 25.

    Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  26. 26.

    Do you like being around people?

  27. 27.

    What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?

  28. 28.

    When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?

  29. 29.

    What questions do you have for me?

  30. 30.

    Why would a client prefer to hire a temp over a permanent employee?