HR Executive Interview Questions

HR Executives manage the operations of an HR department, while also devoting time to hiring plans. Ensure you screen candidates based on their team management, communication, leadership, and mentoring skills. Look out for those who have the potential to build workplace culture and are open to changes. The below questions will help you screen candidates better. 

  • 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 do you 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? 
  • Do you consider yourself a team player? 
  • Did you ever have to fire an employee? How did you feel about it? 
  • A senior management person might require working for additional hours. How comfortable are you with working on weekends? 
  • Did you ever get complaints from an employee? How did you respond to it? What are the steps to process it? 
  • How comfortable are you with technology? Which HR software are you familiar with? 
  • Which tools of ATS, payroll and hiring are you comfortable using? 
  • What are your thoughts on experimenting? 
  • What was the most challenging task/decision you had to take at your previous company? 
  • What is your biggest failure? 
  • How do you deal with criticism and feedback? 
  • Which policies would you recommend for introducing flexible working hours for employees? 
  • Do you think an employee referral bonus program is beneficial for the company? Why or why not? 
  • How do you deal with conflicts in the team? 
  • How do you create a positive onboarding experience for a new joiner? 
  • How do you ensure you remain updated about labor laws? 
  • Tell us about a time when you felt fulfilled with your job? 
  • Defend the remuneration package that you want.