14 Interview Questions For Hiring Activity Staff

14 Interview Questions For Hiring Activity Staff

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Your activity staff members are crucial to your department’s success. Learn how to ask the right questions to narrow down your choices when adding to your team.

When it comes time to hire a new member of your activity staff, how can you make a confident decision? Asking the right questions and listening for the “right” answers can give you the insight you need to hire the next member of your team.

In this article we cover:

  • Before the Interview Begins
  • What Are Behavioral Interview Questions?
  • 14 Behavioral Interview Questions for Activity Staff
  • The Signs to Listen For
  • You Can't Teach Heart

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Jack 27th May 2021 Activities Assistant
I loved reading these questions and tried to answer as if I was being interviewed for a job, and have come to the conclusion I am brilliant :-) :-) :-) and extremely modest with it :-)
Talita 31st May 2021
Thanks for your feedback Jack! When you're brilliant there's no reason to be modest about it : )
Susan 12th May 2021 Activity Director
Hi Nathaniel
Thank you for this great information
Nathaniel 11th May 2021 AL/IL Recreation Director
Great article, recreation and activities is difficult to to find staff for. Often seen as "entry level" without promotion potential, it was a struggle to find ANY applicants prior to the pandemic. Most of the applicants we got were people who didn't have any experience with seniors, but were looking for: 1. career change, 2. getting back into the workforce after time off, or 3. work schedule that compliments their family schedule (stay at home mom/dad). The last four people we hired lasted less than 2 months, with a few of them lasting a week. What worked at other companies, previous companies I worked for would transition the more "outgoing" staff into the recreation program. Care aides, housekeepers, dining servers; the staff who have the "it" factor, they light up a room when they walk in, and work well with seniors. Although we hate to steal staff from other departments, those who are outgoing often thrived in their new role as activity "ambassadors," and saw how promising a career in senior recreation can be.