Hr Interview Answers Essay

15313 Words Sep 2nd, 2014 62 Pages

1. How can you motivate people/ employees?

These days you have a diversified work force. What motivates one individual may not motivate the other. To motivate your employees you have to understand them. You can motivate them through employee recognition programs, employee involvement programs, skill based pay programs, give monetary and non- monetary rewards, provide good work environment, flexibility.

2. Which techniques you use to motivate?

Provide meaningful and challenging work, Set clear targets and expectations and measure performance, Give regular, direct, supportive Feedback, Design people's roles so they can use their strengths, Enable input and choice in how work
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8. What are the theories of motivation?
Content theories: focus on the internal factors that energize and direct human behaviour. Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Alderfer's ERG theory, Herzberg’s motivator-hygiene theory (Herzberg’s two factors theory) and McClelland's learned needs or three-need theory.
Process theories: provide an opportunity to understand thought processes that influence behaviour. Adams' equity theory, Vroom's expectancy theory, goal-setting theory, and reinforcement theory 9. Differentiate between Maslow’s vs. other motivational theories?
Maslow has money at the lowest level of the hierarchy and shows other needs are better motivators to staff. Others consider money as one of the important motivating factors. Others tend to stress cultural differences and the fact that individuals tend to be motivated by different factors at different times which Maslow does not. 10. How do you form team?
Formation stage: The team sets goals, identifies members' strengths, and discusses the limits within which it will operate.
Storm stage: the most difficult to get through, is characterized by conflicts & disagreements. During this stage, the group might set unrealistic goals because it cannot reach good compromises.
Norm stage: conflicts resolved and harmony emerges. Members begin to feel secure in expressing their views, people start listening to each other. Leaders and what team members' identified and roles discussed.
Team performs: real

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