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    Interview Questions and Characteristics of a Job

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    You work in the Human Resources department of your organization. You have been charged with recruiting a manager for a department within the Services division. The Vice-President of the Services division stresses to you that "This department hasn't had a good manager in years. I need someone who can take charge, organize things, and get people motivated and working again."

    Based on her comments/expectations and your knowledge of management functions, behaviors and skills, draft the following:

    1. A list of five to ten questions that you will use during the interview process that go beyond the information you can gain from the candidate's application or resume. These should give you insight into why the candidate can fulfill the requirements outlined by the HR manager.
    2. A description of the types of characteristics and experience that you will look for in the candidate. Be specific, include the various management functions and roles that this individual must have experience.
    3.Explain the role of a manager. (100%)

    Your report should contain a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper.

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    When hiring for a management position it is vitally important to understand the candidate's leadership style and how it will fit within your organization's mission and values. Many times organizations hire management based on just their application and former experience; however, this is not the optimal way of gathering information about your candidate. Resumes are often exaggerated and may not give you the full scope or picture of who this candidate really is. The HR manager must first understand what the position requires and what type of person they are looking to fill the position. What are the company's values? What is its mission and does the job description fit within that description?

    Always ask behavior questions. Ask the candidate to describe how he or she has reacted and handled a situation in the past. Then, as an interviewer, you can assess whether you believe the situation was handled appropriately. You can determine how the candidate approaches problem solving, and so forth.

    The following are some example questions that may help in determining the candidate's ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution provides 12 general questions and 5 behavioral questions to ask during an interview.