Below are some Trivia Questions on Human Resource Management on interviewing candidates. A candidate is expected to showcase their abilities to be part of the company in the interviews they take part in and the HRM is expected to use techniques to see a candidate’s compatibility with the goals of the organization. Take this test and see if your skills as an HRM are on point.
Work sample simulation
Allows candidates to ask questions
Uses a manager's time more effectively
Pursues points of interest as they develop
Scores and compares candidates with consistency
Higher potential for bias
Limited validity and reliability
Inconsistency across candidates
Reduced opportunities for asking follow-up questions
Situational interviews are based on an applicant's responses to actual past situations
Situational interviews are based on how an applicant might behave in a hypothetical situation.
Situational interviews ask applicants job-related questions to assess their knowledge and skills.
Behavioral interviews ask applicants to describe their emotions in different hypothetical situations.
"Consider a time when you were faced with an angry client. What did you do to turn the situation around?"
"We are concerned with employee pilferage. As a manager here, how would you go about discouraging this behavior?"
"Employees in this division are frequently under a great deal of pressure. How do you think you would handle the stress of the position?"
"What would you do if a subordinate threatened to sue the company for discrimination?"
"Tell me about a time you showed leadership in a difficult situation."
"Suppose you were confronted with an angry customer who threatened to sue the company. What would you do?"
"Can you think of a time when you were especially proud of your management skills? Tell me about that."
"In this position, you are responsible for hiring and firing subordinates. Have you ever fired anyone before? Describe how you handled the situation."
Provides an applicant with a task to complete in a set amount of time
Tries to make the applicant uncomfortable in order to spot sensitivity
Gives a word problem to see how the candidate thinks under pressure
Describes a hypothetical situation to assess how the applicant responds
"I see that you switched colleges four times before finally earning your degree. I think that reflects an inability to make good decisions and remain focused. What do you think?"
"Can you tell me about a time in the past when you used leadership skills to handle a difficult situation?"
"Mike and Todd have $21 between them. Mike has $20 more than Todd has. How much does Mike have and how much does Todd have?"
"Why are you leaving your current position and changing careers?"
Using an unstructured interview format
Interviewing multiple candidates simultaneously
Providing interviewers with scoring sheets and sample answers
Requiring candidates to participate in work sampling techniques
Questions presented rapidly
Response times measured for any delays
Questions focused on experience and skills
Essay questions based on hypothetical situations
Clean up the room
Use a new computer
Do a dry run
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