HR Business Partner Interview Questions

A prominent member of any company’s HR department, an HR business partner should be a person with commendable people management skills matched with the ability to solve complex challenges. They are the directors of HR engagement and have a crucial role in creating the desired work environment. They work closely with the senior management of all departments. Your ideal candidate must have persuasive communication, problem-solving, team-management, and organizational skills with a lot of experience in the HR field. The below questions will help you screen candidates better and find the right person for your company.  

  • Why do you want to work for us? 
  • What according to you are the qualities a training manager should possess? 
  • How do you define yourself? 
  • How do you think the company will be affected positively by hiring you? 
  • What do you think are the major challenges of this job? 
  • How do you think your past experience has helped you for your present role? 
  • How you do prioritize work? 
  • What do you think are your prime duties? 
  • What is the first thing you’ll focus on if you’re hired? 
  • What is your management style? 
  • What is your leadership style? 
  • Did you ever have to fire an employee? How did you feel about it? 
  • Which HR metrics are you familiar with? 
  • How do you assess the efficiency of training methods? 
  • Tell us about your past experience in hiring a candidate. How did you ensure you found the right person for the role? Which techniques worked for you? 
  • What is vital to develop a good team? 
  • Tell us about a time when your advice helped the company improve? 
  • How do you promote diversity in the workplace? What policies would you suggest to achieve it? 
  • How do you think HR strategies are related to overall business objectives? 
  • What role does HR play in creating company culture? 
  • What does company culture mean to you? How will you maintain it? 
  • What are the best employee retention strategies according to you? 
  • Imagine you face a situation that does not have policies to solve it. What would be your next steps? Tell us your plan of action. 
  • Tell us about a time when you developed a new policy. How did it help?  
  • Describe a time when a program you implemented did not turn out well. What went wrong? What would you change if given the chance today? 
  • How comfortable are you with technology? Which HR software are you familiar with? 
  • Tell us about a time you applied a new technology in your past office. How did it change the way the company worked? 
  • What was the most difficult task/decision you had to take at your previous company? 
  • What is your biggest failure? 
  • How do you ensure you remain updated about labour laws? 
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job? 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want. 

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