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Hello sirs and madam my question is that when we take interview of person in managerial level what things we should keep in mind while hiring. What kind of questions we should ask him. please kindly reply me.
Dipika Sharma
Dear Deepika
As a HR professional having handled recruitments at all levels, I wish to share some points. The art of Interveiwing is a special skill, which is enriched by experience.
  • Basically, you should thoroughly go thru his/her Resume in detail and have a bit of frame of mind as to his profile and suitability.
  • Have a telephonic discussion before calling the candidate and find out his interest for change of job, and his seriosness as well.
  • Call him/her the day when you exclusively devote for interveiw and not more than two candidates a day.
  • Always make a comfortable ambeince ( Aviod Mobile, visitors etc) give a brief of your Company before interveiwing and speak only good points of your Company.
  • Say him his role and reporting relationship clearly and why you want to have a managerial position.Understand his current responsibilities and his special achievements,his communication levels,professional command, and leadership quality to handle a team under him.
  • Have two/three levels of interveiw to check the technical ability. See if his CTC matches. Close only if you do not get better candidate.
  • Last but least, be confident that he/she continues for a longer period and you also give a brief about your Company's procedure of Performance Reveiw and do not give any assurance.

Dear Dipika
I dont know for what post u r talking abt I mean job Manager accounts, Manager sales or what but in all respect you just try to find out whether he is capable of managing things. Manager is not to work he is to manage the things. Whether he is able to delegate work, he must have capacity to get the work done. Delegation is the main thing and to get work done.
follow this line for interview.
Atul Somani
Manager Accounts

Dear Dipika,
1. It is better that you make a questions on your note book as profile.
2. Show the confident i.e. you are the only one.
3. Think about first his/her cv & arise some questions such as profile, family background, growth path & salary structure.
4. Try to read the face reading.
Although if any doubt mail to me.
Pawan Mittal
Manager - HRM & IR (MNC)

dear deepika just go through dis attachment, u may get some idea.

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This is good opportunity for you to learn.. be confident and ask the question which you generally ask to the other.. according to thier profile. As per his/ her past experience and his family background, you would come to know about his behaviour and presentation skill. and ask about his reporting authority.,. which shows his intelligence and working way in the organisation. Good luck.
can u plz send me the exact questions and answers what we should ask at the time of interview and get the answers at the time of hiring Managerial level position. regards, Satish Patil.
Dear Deepkia
I'm considering that you will be executing Interview for Mid-level Employee. Here are few inputs-
A. Focus more on the Assignments the candidate had executed.
B. Area of Interest of Candidate in the domain, where you can generate questions.
C. Ask some lateral thinking questions.
*Ebook on Lateral Thinking is with me, will be delighted to share with you.
D. Ask critical questions, mentioning his/her contribution and achievements in the tasks.
E. Ask him to elaborate more on the innovation or achievements, cost-cutting initiatives taken by him.
Dear Dipika,
Please see the main questions for interview:
  • Q: Please tell me about your self.
  • Total work experience.
  • Why did you choose only HR.
  • Will you work with team or independent?
  • What are you looking after in current?
  • Tell me PF/ESI rules or something……………?
  • What is organ - gram in your department?
  • How many reporting to you & you are report to whom.
  • Why do you want to leave your current organization?
  • What is your strength & weakness?
  • What is your achievement? Or do you have any achievement.
  • What about your current boss.
  • Tell me about current organization.
  • What do you mean IR/ER?
  • Do you know about strikes?
  • Are you member any club or any society.
  • Did you take any specific any training?
  • What is first – Aid?
  • What will you do in case of an emergency situation?
  • What will you do in case of fire?
  • Why do you want to join our company?
Pawan Mittal

Ask him questions regarding stuff on his resume. Ask him how he’d act in different situations.
What were your responsibilities at your current (or last) positions?

What was most / least rewarding?

What was your biggest accomplishment / failure in this position?

What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?

What were your starting and final levels of compensation?

Why are you leaving (did you leave) your job?

What applicable attributes / experience do you have?

What can you do for this company?

How do you evaluate success?

What is your greatest weakness?

What is your greatest strength?

What do you expect from a manager?

What was it like working for your manager?

Who was your best manager and who was the worst?

If you knew a manager is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it?

How do you handle stress and pressure?

What motivates you?

What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make?

What do people most often criticize about you?

If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say?

Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

Why should we hire you?

What can you contribute to this company?

Why are you the best person for the job?

What are your salary expectations?

What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you?

What are your goals for the next five years / ten years?

How do you plan to achieve those goals?

Tell me about yourself.
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