When hiring a new manager for your business and or your company, you may be at a lost when it comes to what expectations you should have and what questions you should be ready to ask during the interviews. Most of the time the expectations you have, for the candidates, will be based on what type of business you are a part of. However there are some expectations any business should have for their potential managers, listed below are a few of them.
What to expect:
Experience: Expect the candidates to have previous experience, either as managers or as employees in your kind of business. Management positions take a lot of work and leadership skills; expect the candidates to have some kind of leadership experience.
Basic company knowledge: As the interviewer, it is not your job to tell the candidate what the company is like and what the job entails. The interviewee should already have a basic knowledge and understanding of the company and of the job that he or she is applying for. Expect them to know about the company, the position, and about some of the competition for the company.
Competence: A manager will be required to lead as well as learn and acquire company and technical know-how. Expect the candidates to have experience and competence.
Now here is a list of some of the questions to ask during the manager interview.
Questions to ask:
What has been your biggest achievement?
What were your organizations major goals last year? Did you meet them?
How would you describe your managing style?
How do you think others would describe your managing effectiveness?
What do you look for when you hire people?
What complaints do you think past people you have managed would have about you?
What kind of managing positions have you had in the past?
What was the biggest goal your team accomplished while you were the manager?
What do you think is the most important part of a managers’ job?
What do you know about our company?
After you have asked all of your questions and you have time to think about the candidates, remember that interviews can be daunting and many people can be more timid and shy during an interview. However, as someone who needs to choose a future manager for your company you have the right to be picky and to judge the candidates according to how they answered the questions, and how they presented themselves.
Madison Hewerdine writes for several blogs nationwide