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Here are some of the most common interview questions and suggestions on how to answer them.

Tell me about yourself?

What is your greatest weakness?

What personal characteristics make you a good HR Manager?

What have been your hiring strategies? How do you find talented people for the company?

Why is employee training important to an organization?

How do you collaborate with other company departments in your role as HR manager and why?

Describe briefly your involvement with various company personnel?

How would you say is multitasking important to an HR assistant?

How to create a KPI?

What experience do you have in HR field?

What have you done to improve your HR knowledge in the last year?

What have you learned from mistakes on the HR job?

What are the competitive challenges in Human Resource Management?

What is the Career Scope for the person working in HR.

How to conduct job analysis?

How to measure effectiveness of workforce?

How to be compliance with H&S regulation of local law?

How many are training methods?

How do you motivate your employees?

What is more important to you money or position?

How many methods are used to pay employee?

What are compensation and benefit setup for senior positions at our industry?

How to set up corporate culture in our industry?

What is core competency of HR?

Tell us how many selection methods are used in recruitment and selection process?

How many recruitment channels in this …?

Describe recruitment and selection process?

What is HR scorecard?

How to set up HR strategy?

What is competency mapping?

What are retention strategies?

Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.

What do u want to do with your life?

What is your favourite colour?

Who has inspired you in your life and why?

What is your achievements? Why you feel proud of your work? Why should I hire you?

What would you most like to accomplish if you had this job?

What motivates you to do good job?

Why u choose MBA after doing graduation in science stream?

where do you see yourself after 10 years from now?

What is the main role of HR in an organization?

How to break the HR interviewers?

Which one is more better mentoring or coaching?

What is the difference between personnel management and human resource management?

You can develop above interview questions for positions of human resources manager, hr executive…

Why do you want to work in HR and why is confidentiality so important?

Why do you think HRM is important?

Why companies always ask for experience candidates even at entry level and what do you think that how a fresher can get experience without having a job?

While developing new compensation packages and salary slabs, what factors do you keep in mind?

When it comes to the issue of stress in the workplace, what policies have you developed which provide assistance to staff? Describe them.

What strategy you will make to recruit a senior manager and how you will make benefit analysis to attract the best candidate for the job yet adhering with company resources?

What steps do you take to verify a candidate’s credentials?

What kind of personal questionnaires and psychometric test you would like to suggest for the senior and important positions of company?

What kind of factors and concerns do you keep in mind while making staffing and recruiting policies that can suit the company goals and object at the best?

What kind of compulsory claims and covers companies provide to its employee?

What is your salary expectation from this job? What was your job designation in your last company?

What is your overall understanding of employment law, and how do you ensure legislation is complied with during the recruitment process?

What is your knowledge about state’s new and old employment legislations? How do they usually affect your strategy of recruiting?

What is your approach to conflict resolution? Provide an example.

What is the toughest part of HR job and why?

What is MSDS?

What is job analysis from employee’s viewpoint?

What is human resource management?

What is employee redeployment process?

What do you think about internet as a recruiting channel? How much it is effective and helpful to attract best talent?

Describe your ideal company, location and job?

What was the toughest part of your last job?

Why are u change to voice process to non-voice process? Why do you leave your previous organization ?

What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?

What could i say in tell me about yourself?

Are you willing to relocate or travel ?

What are your greatest weakness ?

Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?

Describer a situation that didn?t suffer because of you but from external conditions beyond your control ?

Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss?

Looking back, what would you do differently in your life ?

What do you prefer recruitment or selection?

What do you mean by 360? feedback?

What do you believe is the role of technology in the HR arena?

What do you believe is the overall role of HR?

59. What do you believe is the most effective method of communication with employees of all levels? Describe a time when you used this to good effect.

What aspect of supervision do you find the most difficult?

What are the legislation regarding pension and insurance claims and other allowances?

What are the latest trends or strategies for recruitment procedure? What resource one needs to generate jobs and opportunities in a company?

What are the key stages in any recruitment process, and what aspects are mission critical points to consider?

What are the different job evaluation methods used in a company?

What are the common staffing methods and how we can make them more effective as per our requirements?

What are the common practices or sources to recruits fresher?

What are staffing and selection methods? How you will use them to recruit senior officials for the company?

What are SHRM and HRM? Describe the difference and their importance as well?

Tell us about your interpersonal skills? How you will rate your skills?

Suggest a training program/workshop for feedback skills?

May a deceased employee remain on the payroll to exhaust her annual leave accrual?

If you are selected, when can you join us? Is there any notice period in your last organization that you have to serve while resigning?

If hired, are there any specific innovations or technology that you would employ to ensure the goals of the HR department are not only met but exceeded?

If a person who is physically Disable and is working in HR Wants to migrate to some foreign country. Is he capable of doing so?

How you will prepare a brochure of prospective job openings and recruitment news of a company? Have you done this kind of work earlier?

How would you terminate an employee who is not performing?

How would you ensure training and staff development contributes to achieving the company’s strategic objectives?

How will you design the recruiting process to fulfill the requirement of company within its budgetary limitations?

How to do career development?

How to check candidate?

How much experience do you have with competency based/behavioral interviewing? Provide an example.

How many types of tax deductions take place and what is their total amount for an entry-level employee?

How do you think that you can encourage the professional development of company staff members in a manner that will greatly benefit the company?

How do you envision the role of the HR department will contribute to the company achieving its strategic goals in the next 5 years?

How do you ensure that employment law is fully understood and complied with throughout the company?

How do you define empowerment?

How do you believe that HR can work together with department managers to ensure the successful retention of employees?

How can you make use of IT in HRM?

Have you made analysis and assessment reports of market trends of salary and benefits of different employees in your prior jobs?

Give me an example of where you used the HR budget provided to you to maximum effect?

First, tell us your pervious experience in hiring and selection procedure? What was your last job profile?

Explain managing changes in HRM?

Effective use of resources is important in these tough economic times. Describe in a prior position where you have saved money, used resources in a highly efficient way or increased productivity through cost cutting or some other measure?

Does an agency have to provide an employee with time off if the employee is donating blood?

Do you see any difference between staffing and recruiting?

Do you have any experience of dealing with unions in salary and benefit related issues? If yes, than what have been your strategies to resolve such maters?

Describe what are your understandings of Human Resources Development?

Describe training process?

Can you make a checklist for the entry-level employees? Explain the key points of such list?

Can you give an example of a staffing policy where benefits and salary options could be proven as best deal?

source: Most common interview questions and answers 2013

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