HR Generalist Interview Questions

HR Generalists are responsible for managing employee records, preparing reports, benefits admin, hiring, onboarding and performance management.

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HR Generalist interview questions

Your future high-performer is an experienced, qualified people-person with great communication skills. They’re a logical thinker and can clearly express their views on HR issues and trends, drawing on their own experiences.

Top tip: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • How has your previous experience prepared you for this role?
  • How do you prepare to draft and implement new HR policies?
  • What are your favorite HR tools?
  • How do you put together awesome benefits packages?
  • What does company culture mean to you? 
  • Describe a time you worked on a challenging hiring effort. What happened?
  • Have you ever made a mistake that resulted in regulatory issues? What happened?
  • How would you handle a sexual harassment complaint from an employee? 
  • How do you keep up-to-date with national regulatory laws?
  • What do you think of 360 degree performance reviews?
  • How would you handle an employee termination?
  • Have you ever encountered a conflict of interest at work? How did you handle it?
  • What do you think of our brand? How would you improve it?

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