HR Specialist Interview Questions

HR Specialists oversee all HR ops including compensation and benefits, performance reviews and employee development.

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HR Specialist interview questions

Your high-quality new hire is experienced, qualified (think: BSc in HR Management or CIPD qualifications) and an awesome communicator. They’ll be professional, friendly and—if the role requires them to supervise others—they’ll also have awesome leadership skills.

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

  • What info would you use to create a forecast of our hiring needs?
  • How would you help improve employee work/life balance via benefits?
  • What would you include in a parental leave company policy?
  • How would you boost our employer brand via online campaigns?

Role-specific interview questions

  • What does a successful onboarding process look like?
  • How would you evaluate sales-team performance?
  • How do you calculate turnover rates?
  • What HR tech have you used?

Behavioral interview questions

  • How do you ensure employees are on board with company policies?
  • Describe a time an employee didn’t conform to company policy.
  • Describe a time you successfully resolved differences between an employee and upper-level management.
  • Have you ever dealt with regulatory issues at work? What happened?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with labor law changes?

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