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Human Resources Management Trainee

Review the job description for a Human Resources Management Trainee.  The underlined keywords link to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description:  The Human Resources Management Trainee learns the daily operations and the overall role of the Human Resources department as a strategic business partner within logistics operations.  The successful candidate will:

  • Become knowledgeable on staffing, training, diversity awareness, and teamwork.  

  • Get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from motivating themselves and others every day.

  • Work with the Human Resources manager, Human Resources representatives, operational executives, headquarters, payroll and benefits, and HR technicians - as well as outside government agencies and vendors.

  • Receive technical training and mentoring.

  • Learn to assess talent to build a strong management and hourly team.

  • Ensure that staffing needs are met in a timely manner, from placing ads to interviewing and hiring.

  • Learn how we build our company culture.

  • Maintain an environment that supports diversity.

  • Become familiar with our HR programs, including Workers Compensation, Drug-Free Workplace, and New Employee Orientation

  • Ensure that employees receive timely, accurate reviews, wage, increases, and benefits.

  • Build credibility with employees to facilitate communication > and respond to concerns.

  • Ensure that our legal obligations are met by tracking team employee member records and conforming to all applicable laws.


  • Four year college degree or equivalent Human Resources experience

  • Willingness to develop expertise in all aspects of Human Resources

  • Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • History of academic achievement and participation in school or community activities

  • Team-oriented thinking and action

  • Desire to grow professionally with enthusiasm for continuous learning

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations 

  • Ability to interpret, understand and relate complex policies and procedures

  • Basic PC skills

Also see the mock interview for HR Professional.

Review these critical interview tips before your interview:

The HR Professional Interview Guide answers the toughest interview questions from the HR professional's interview, 3 mock interviews and in addition over 200 possible interview questions organized by 30 different HR subject areas including:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act

  • Compensation, wage and salary administration and incentives

  • Employee retention

  • Human resource policies, procedures and administration

  • Recruitment

Search for current trends and subject areas for your Human Resources Management Trainee interview:

Practice Human Resources Management Trainee Interview

  1. Tell us about yourself.
    Tips on your interview opening.

  2. Why do you want to leave your current employer?

  3. What are your goals for the next five years?

  4. What are you looking for in a company?

  5. Why do you want to work for us?

  6. When have you used a PowerPoint presentation?

  7. Give an example of when you had a problem with a peer.  How did you handle it?

  8. Name an instance that you made a wrong decision.

  9. Give an example of a time when you felt you were right and others were wrong.

  10. Give an instance of when you were wrong and others were right.  How did you handle it?

  11. When have you been asked to do something that you knew was wrong?

  12. How have you been a leader in the past?

  13. What courses have you taken that have been most influential in your professional development?

  14. What advice would you give to someone taking the same course?

  15. What are your salary requirements?

  16. Is there anything else that we should know about you that would impact our decision?
    Tips on your interview closing.

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