3. Job descriptions can serve as a very good place to start when developing interview questions.
Once you have a job description, you can develop interview questions based on the essential functions, job responsibilities and skills by asking the candidates how they have performed these types of tasks in their past positions. For example, listed below are some essential functions and related questions:
Essential Functions for a human resources director:
• Develop, evaluate and administer human resource policies and procedures for all departments; review and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services provided by the department.
• Oversee, supervise and perform recruiting services including: Placing advertisements, revising job descriptions, receiving and recording applications, reviewing applications for minimum standards, conducting and monitoring written or oral testing procedure for administrative and clerical positions, scheduling interviews, ensuring background investigations are complete, informing applicants of status of their applications through letters, setting up oral panels.
• Describe a modification you made to a human resource policy or procedures for departments that made your program more competitive or cost effective.
• Can you give an example of a recruitment that was difficult because you knew you wouldn’t get a lot of applicants? How did you reach out to promote the position and find qualified candidates?