There were total 4 rounds of interviews:
Round 1: Group Discussion
In this round, candidates are divided into groups and given a topic for discussion. The participants are then expected to discuss the topic, share their viewpoints, and engage in a constructive conversation.
Here are some tips to excel in a group discussion interview round:
- Listen attentively: Pay close attention to the topic and what other participants are saying. Active listening is essential to understand the various perspectives presented during the discussion.
- Understand the topic: If you don’t grasp the topic clearly, seek clarification from the interviewer or other participants. It’s crucial to have a good understanding of the subject before expressing your opinions.
- Be assertive, not aggressive: Confidence is important, but avoid being too dominant or aggressive. Respect the opinions of others and allow them to speak as well.
- Speak clearly and confidently: When you speak, enunciate your words clearly, and maintain a confident tone. Avoid mumbling or speaking too softly.
- Support your points with examples: Whenever possible, back up your arguments with real-life examples or relevant data. This shows that you have a good understanding of the topic.
- Respect others’ opinions: Even if you disagree with someone, be respectful in your response. Refrain from interrupting or belittling others.
- Encourage participation: If you notice someone who is quiet or hesitant, politely ask for their input. Encouraging others to participate demonstrates your leadership and team-building skills.
- Stay on topic: Avoid going off on tangents or straying too far from the main subject. Keep the discussion focused and productive.
- Manage time effectively: If there’s a time limit for the discussion, be mindful of it. Don’t monopolize the conversation or let it veer too far from the topic.
- Body language: Pay attention to your body language. Maintain eye contact, sit upright, and avoid fidgeting. Non-verbal cues also play a role in communication.
- Conclusion and summarization: If the discussion is coming to an end, you can take the initiative to summarize the key points discussed during the session.
Remember, the goal of a group discussion interview is not just to prove that you are the most vocal or assertive person in the room. It’s about demonstrating your ability to work well with others, consider multiple perspectives, and engage in a collaborative and constructive manner.
Round 2: Discussion Round(Duration: 15 min)
The following questions were asked:
- Family Background
- Why HR?
- Hobbies and Interests
- What are your strengths and weakness?
- One word to describe yourself.
Round 3: Technical Round(Duration: 45 min)
- Project Work
- Why HR?
- What is the recruitment process?
- What all hiring have you done in the internship?
- What was the process of hiring you followed in your internships?
- What do you know about HR Analytics? How it is different from recruitment?
- What are different sourcing channels?
- What is Boolean search in Naukri?
- Share your screen and write a Boolean search for hiring a sales manager.
- What is Lusha on LinkedIn?
- Share your screen and show how will you use Lusha for sourcing.
- How proficient you are in using google sheets?
- What is the difference between lookup and hookup?
- Share your screen and create a pivot table for the following data.
- What is the difference between sum and sum if?
- What is the difference between count and count if?
- How will you handle conflict resolution between employees or between an employee and a manager?
- Write a job description for a digital marketing manager.
- How do you stay updated on the latest HR trends and best practices?
- How will you handle employee performance issues and conduct performance evaluations?
- Describe the steps you would take to share a Google Sheets file securely with multiple HR team members and grant them specific editing or viewing permissions
- If you need to send personalized emails to all interviewees with their scheduled interview dates and location, how could you use Google Sheets in combination with other tools to automate this process?
- How can you protect sensitive HR data in a Google Sheets file so that only authorized individuals can access or modify it?
Round 4: HR Round(Duration: 1 Hour)
- Family background
- Why HR
- What are your strengths and weakness?
- Why should we hire you?
- Why are you interested in working with TO THE NEW?
- What do you know about TO THE NEW?
- What are its core values?
- What do you understand by the term authenticity? Give an example
- What are your hobbies and interest?
- Since you did MBA in Business Analytics, Why are you not interested in pursuing your career in the business analytics field?
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
- How will you prioritize and manage your workload?
- How will you handle constructive criticism from supervisors or colleagues?
- What do you believe are the most critical qualities an HR professional should possess?
- Can you give me a brief about your internships?
- Describe a challenging situation you faced at work and how you handled it.
- Since you did an HR internship in EY and you got an offer from them. Which organization will you prefer and why?
- What is the difference between staffing and recruitment?
- What is the difference between sourcing and hiring?
- What are different sourcing channels you have explored till now?
- Any place you traveled to recently? Tell me your 3 learnings.
- Do you like reading? What is the recent book you have read?
The HR interview is not just about assessing the candidate’s technical skills but also about understanding their personality, values, and potential fit within the organization. Active listening and open-ended follow-up questions can help gather valuable insights during the interview.