Setting of the interview will be the very first phase of the hiring process (Stavrou-Costea, 2005). It will be mainly be conducted by the management/administration. It will include the venue for the interviewing process, the seating arrangements and those who will be involved in the process.
Step Two: Structuring the Interview
The next phase involves outlining how the interviewing process will be conducted (Stavrou-Costea, 2005). This will be done by the hiring officer. He/she will determine the roles of the interviewers and why they have been picked to conduct the interview.
Step Three: Questioning/ Interviewing
This phase involves the process of interviewing where all the interviewers will be aware of the questions that they are allowed and not allowed to ask (Stavrou-Costea, 2005). This process will involve all the individuals chosen to conduct the interviewing process. It will also include a chance for the applicants to ask questions
Step Four: Choosing the Candidate
After the interview, the panel will now choose the best candidates for the job (Stavrou-Costea, 2005). The hiring officer and the panel interviewing the applicants will conduct a comprehensive evaluation for the candidates and choose the best candidate for the positions.
The employment process will not be the same for the three job types. Remarkably, the three job types require different skills and levels of competence that are relatively incomparable. Hence, the difference will majorly be manifested in the kind of questions the applicants will be asked, the level of skills, their qualifications for the job and what the job entails (Stavrou-Costea, 2005).
Job A: Production Manager
- Tell me about yourself?
- What do you consider your biggest weakness?
- At the workplace, what motivates you?
- Describe yourself
- Why would you leave your previous job for this job?
- Why do you think you are the best for this job?
- If given the job, how would you evaluate your success
- What challenges you anticipate in this job?
- How do you plan to deal with such challenges?
- What would be your goals if given the job?
Job B: Technician
- What do you consider your greatest strength?
- How do you handle job stress?
- What are your passions?
- Describe your recent responsibilities in relation to this job position?
- If you landed the ideal job, what would it be?
- If given this job, how would you schedule your time to meet deadlines?
- If given the job, would you consider breaking the company rules and regulations to solve problems? Why?
- Do you have any regrets in your previous job? What are they?
- Describe how you would handle other employees working under you in the same job group?
- Tell me how you are planning on setting goals for your work and how you are going to achieve them.
Job C: Supervisor
- Tell me about how you solve problems
- How do you motivate somebody working below you?
- If you are aware of the phrase ‘being able to roll with punches’, tell about how you have been able to apply that in your previous line of work.
- If given a chance to head the supervision of a group of people, how have you been able to manage it and what are the major changes you have done about the same?
- Describe the process of conflict resolution
- What makes you angry and how do you deal with it?
- If an employee made a mistake against the rules of the company how do you g about it?
- What is your strategy to ensuring tasks are completed within the scheduled time?
- Give me an example of when handling employees becomes difficult
- If given the job, what would you change about the company’s line of work?
Stavrou-Costea, E. (2005). The Challenges of Human Resource Management towards Organizational Effectiveness. Journal of European Industrial Training, Pro Quest Central.