Onboarding Specialists are responsible for the hiring and successful onboarding of all new team members. They will also help hiring managers with choosing the right candidates, the interview process and any conflicts that arise.
Some great pointers to look out for in your Onboarding Specialist are:
- Outstanding communication skills – this role most definitely calls for a ‘people person’.
- Time management skills and organisation will be a big bonus for Onboarding Specialists as they will be working with many different departments at once with different aims.
- A good candidate will be passionate about the HR industry in general.
- An upbeat and welcoming personality will be a great plus as they’ll be introducing everyone new that comes through the doors.
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.
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.