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Human Resource (HR) Interview Questions

by sonia, on Jun 12, 2017 6:13:50 PM

Human Resource (HR) Interview Questions

About Human Resource:

"The people that staff and operate an organization," as contrasted with the financial and material resources of an organization. A Human Resource is a single person or employee within your organization.

Human Resources is also the organizational function that deals with the people and issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, and training.

Here are the HR Interview Question and Answers Prepared By Experts of myTectra.

Q1. What is 'Human Resources (HR)'?

Ans: Human resources (HR) is the company department charged with finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as administering employee-benefit programs. As companies reorganize to gain competitive edge, human resources plays a key role in helping companies deal with a fast-changing environment and the greater demand for quality employees.

Q2. What is the History behind the term HR?

Ans: John R. Commons, a pioneering economist, first coined the term “human resource” in his book "The Distribution of Wealth," which was published in 1893. However, it was not until the 19th century when the term was developed to address misunderstandings between employees and their employers

Q3. What are The Roles and Responsibility of an HR?

Ans: The Roles and Responsibility of an Human Resource varies according to the position given to Him/Her As there are Several Position Come Under This, Few Roles and Responsibility are listed Below:

  • Hiring Manager (HM):
    Identifies hiring need, develops the position description, Recruitment Plan, organizational chart and other recruitment related documents
    May serve as Search Committee Chair and identifies Search Committee members
    Conducts recruitments showing good faith efforts to broaden diversity
    Ensures understanding of collective bargaining agreements’ specific provisions with respect to filling of bargaining unit positions

  • Departmental Human Resources/Service Center Coordinator (HRC or SCC):
    Works with the (HM) to prepare the job description and ensures proper procedures for review and approval are met at the department level
    Initiates recruitment via the ATS
    Posts recruitment on selected job boards
    Routes recruitment to (OHRC/OSCC) for review and routing
    Processes final offer and finalizes the recruitment in the ATS
    Notifies interviewees not selected
    Organizational Human Resources/Service Center Coordinator (OHRC/SCC)
    Reviews recruitments and provides oversight of the recruitment process
    Routes online recruitment requests to Human Resources for job classification and posting to ATS
    May coordinate short list review

  • Human Resources Classification Analyst (HRCA):
    Reviews position description and assigns the Job Classification
    Conducts Job Analysis upon request
    Human Resources Recruitment Analyst (HRRA)
    Reviews recruitment and posts to UCR Job Board (Jobs@UCR)
    Ensures accurate and complete recruitment and selection guidelines and procedures

  • Search Committee (SC):
    Selected by the Hiring Manager and assigned to each recruitment
    Reviews applications, participates in the interview process and recommends final applicant

  • Affirmative Action and Compliance Liaison – Search Committee (AACL-SC):
    Assigned by the Search Committee with the status and authority to ensure all aspects of the recruitment process are fair and unbiased and in compliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity laws
    Direct access to Equal Employment & Affirmative Action (EEAA) for assistance as needed

  • Equal Employment & Affirmative Action:
    Provides consultation and assistance during the recruitment process
    Works with the AACO to ensure a diverse applicant pool exists
    Provides guidance upon request to the AACL-SC to ensure all aspects of the recruitment process are fair and unbiased and incompliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity laws
    Provides diversity profile data, availability and placement goals
    Reviews and approves interview short lists

  • Affirmative Action and Compliance Officer - (AACO):
    Assigned by the organizational unit
    Monitors staff recruitment activity and ensures affirmative action/diversity guidelines are followed for searches within the organization
    May coordinate short list review
    Works with the Equal Employment & Affirmative Action (EEAA) to ensure a diverse applicant pool exists

Q4. What are the functions of Outsourcing HR?

Ans: The HR departments of large companies have been moving away from traditional personnel, administration and transactional functions since the start of the 20th century. These functions are increasingly outsourced to free the department to recommend and implement meaningful and value-adding programs that impact the business in positive ways. Functions typically outsourced include payroll administration, employee benefits, recruitment, background checks, exit interviews, risk management, dispute resolution, safety inspection and office policies. JP Morgan Chase & Co. had most of its core HR functions transferred to its sites in the Philippines. Emerson Electric Co. uses an online HR outsourcing company for its payroll services.

Personal Interview Questions and Answers: 

Q5. Tell me About Yourself?

Ans: What do you want the interviewer to know about you when you leave, your work experience or your personal interests? I’m confident their hiring decision will be based on your work experience, save your personal interests for the water cooler after you get the job.
Briefly talk about your current employer.
Discuss 2-3 of your most significant accomplishments.
Talk about a few of your key strengths as they relate to the job for which you are applying and how they can benefit from your strengths.
Then discuss how you see yourself fitting into a position at their company.

Q6. What are some of the things that bother you?

Ans:  This is a common question, but don’t dwell on it. The interviewer is looking for a job related answer, more like “what bothers you about your job or the people you work with?” If you dig deep and think of what really bothers you, you’ll find that it’s other people and their ideas, right? But don’t tell the interviewer that, you can be more clever than that.
“It bothers me the most when other people I work with don’t meet their deadlines or deliver what they promise.”

Q7. Do you consider yourself successful?

Ans:  This is a popular interview question.

Following are 5 sample answers:

  1. Sample answers
    I feel successful with continuous progress.  I find exciting when I am allowed to implement new ideas and see its fruition. I would define my success as what I have learned through years and use them when circumstances arises or demands.

  2. Sample answers
    I feel successful when I meet my short term as well as the long-term goals. I try to achieve the set goals and work hard as much as I can, I try to reach those goals and achieve the desired outcome. I want to recognize myself as someone with a progressive attitude who does his best and gives 100% to attain goals.  To me success is not just my personal achievements but also by the efforts of the people around me.

  3. Sample answers
    Success to me is knowing that I am excelling in my performance and filling fulfilled. My work should add value to the company and its customers. Knowing that each day I am making the world a better place is a success to me. I would define success at work as what I have learned from key job assignments experiences.

  4. Sample answers
    Success to me is spending the majority of the time focused on work that are fulfilling and increasing my efficiency to help the organization grow.  While I also believe that greater success can be achieved while working as a team towards a common goal.

  5. Sample answers
    Yes. During my ___ year career, I have learned to set goals and to make sure I meet each of it. I make sure obstacles do not hinder me from reaching my goals, but instead should inspire me to exert more. I believe the new position I am applying for will enable me to reach up higher and be more successful


  • Summarize your career goals
  • Don’t say something that sound self-centric

Q8. Why did you leave your last job?

Ans: I left my previous job because I feel I want to do more, to get hold of a greater opportunity to serve.

Q9. What experience do you have in this field?

Ans: I have created several systems that are still in used to this day. Some of the systems I’m proud include [mention those remarkable ones]

Q10. What do co-workers say about you?

Ans: My co-worker [name] at [company] never gets tired of telling other people how brilliant I am when it comes to [specific task].

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