Human Resources Managers are responsible for the interviews, hiring, onboarding and continuous wellbeing of the team. Depending on their seniority they will be involved in team events, training and mentor programs and keeping track of employee data.
Some important points to look out for during the interview process are:
- Human Resources Managers should have outstanding communication skills and be able to converse effectively with many different people and departments.
- They should have a warm personality and be energised by welcoming new people into the teams.
- An awareness of working with sensitive information would be a great benefit as they’ll be in control of a lot of confidential data.
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 average work experience. They are therefore a little more general.