Employee Relations Managers are responsible for the wellbeing of the team. They will also overlook training and mentor programs for employees to improve performance or skills. Depending on the size of the team they may also be involved in the onboarding success of new starters.
Some great pointers to look out for in your Employee Relations Manager are:
- Outstanding communication skills – this role most definitely calls for a ‘people person’.
- Time management skills and organisation will be a big bonus for Employee Relations as they will be juggling many teams and department practises at once, especially in a small company.
- A good candidate will also be passionate about knowledge sharing and helping others improve both professionally and personally.
Interviews naturally breed nerves, so the first part of your interview should aim to make the candidate feel comfortable speaking with you, you’ll get much more information out of them and a better sense of the person they are if they feel like they can trust the environment they are in.
To do this you can ask some fun and interesting questions linked to the role, they should be open-ended and encourage conversation.
Please note: Our interview questions are suggestions for the earlier stages of the application process and for candidates with an average amount of work experience. In later stages of the interview process you can get a little bit more in depth from the answers they give you here.