interview questions to ask administrative team candidates
Learn the best interview questions to ask your prospective administrative employees.

6 Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Administrative Team

Finding your next great employee is always a challenge. It can be difficult to gauge from their resume and an interview exactly how they may perform once they’re on the job. When finding new employees, you can use First Team Staffing to find eager temporary or permanent employees willing to join your team and develop their administrative skills. If you ask the following six interview questions during your meeting with these candidates, you will swiftly find reliable, skilled employees for your business. 

How Do You Communicate? 

This interview question is essential because your new employee will have to be communicative with all team members, as they need to coordinate schedules and be able to answer client questions. It is also essential to ask how this person prefers to communicate. Depending on what your company prefers, it is important to know what your new employee may be most proficient in. 

How Would Your Former Bosses Describe Your Managing Abilities? 

At least one of your interview questions should inspire your candidate to reveal some of their strengths and weaknesses. Asking your candidate to share feedback given to them by former bosses and managers may give you better answers than if you were to ask them to describe their qualities. 

How Do You Prioritize Workloads? 

Time management is essential for administrative positions. It may be more helpful to give the client a hypothetical situation and ask them how they would prioritize the workload. This will provide you with insight into their work process and time management. 

Describe a Complex Project You’ve Managed

Asking this question will give you an idea of the size of projects they’ve handled before, as well as how they managed their responsibilities. Asking a candidate to describe something “complex” also gives you insight into what they consider to be complicated. 

What Type of Office Environment Do You Thrive In? 

Interview questions of this variety will give you insight into how a candidate might fit into your company culture. You want to be sure that any members of your team will thrive in your environment, and work seamlessly in the system you have established. 

Ask About Hard Skills

It is, of course, still important to ask interview questions relevant to any hard administrative skills your candidates hold. With which systems are they familiar? Have they used platforms that your team prefers?

Asking these interview questions will certainly help you narrow down your search and select the best candidates for your administrative team. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. 

First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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