HR Assistant Interview Questions

HR Assistants are responsible for clerical and admin tasks. They are responsible for welcoming new hires, plus they’re the first point of contact for employee questions and complaints.

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HR Assistant interview questions

Your zero-regret new hire is a super communicator with great interpersonal skills. They know what it takes to keep confidential data secure and are a computer wizard. 

Top tips: 

  • Potential over experience: As this is a junior role, HR experience isn’t essential—but if your candidate has it, it could make the difference.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • What drew you to apply for this role?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • Describe your responsibilities from when a candidate is offered a position to when they’re hired. What is your role and what paperwork do you complete?
  • Describe your experience with HRIS systems.
  • What’s the top data to include in an employee database? How do you keep databases super accurate?
  • What’s your experience preparing data-driven reports? Have you ever made a mistake? What happened?
  • What would you do with an employee compensation complaint? How would you resolve it? Would you seek help from a superior?
  • What would you do if a coworker wanted to discuss confidential info with you? 

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