That doesn’t mean it’s not an attractive career choice. It is a high paying career in industrial and organizational fields, making it a profession sought by graduates, particularly those who are in the industrial-organizational psychology and management courses. Right now, given the job market, it’s the best you might get.
Something to keep in mind when hiring and staffing human resources applicants is that these job seekers are most likely experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to employment selection. You should keep in mind that they may be telling you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear.
Here’s a little advice on what to ask these HR applicants during interview to avoid those classic pitfalls.
- What are (or were) your different responsibilities at your last job, and how did you execute on them?
- How do/did you hire people, and navigate the interview process?
- How do/did you let go of people who were not good fits for the job?
- How will you tell an applicant with the employment assessments result of high hypochondriasis that he’s not a good fit?
- How would you handle it if an employee sued the company because of moral failings from a manager?
- What will you do when problems regarding wages arises?
- How do you deal with unions?
- What does employee illumination mean to you?
- How will you install programs in order to increase employee productivity?
- What are wellness programs and how do you make and implement them?
- What is your philosophy as an employee?
- How can you convince the employees to join the programs that company has set for them?
When you have a qualified candidate, these are good questions to ask on the skills interview. You may have noticed we left out anything about strengths versus weaknesses. This is due to the fact that applicants will certainly point our their strengths and gloss over their weaknesses.