I had a Very Big interview on Tuesday morning. The folks on the hiring side of the table were the usual suspects for a small company: CEO, CFO, business manager. They had obviously actually spent some time preparing questions that were thought-provoking and applicable to the position. Then, they threw me this zinger:
- “So, in Human Resources, you come across a lot of confidential information- be it about employees or perhaps the company. How do you deal with that?”
I blinked twice and took a deep breath before replying…
- “Um, you keep it confidential?”
Once they stopped laughing their asses off, I went on to ’splain that being in HR you learn a lot, no, more than you want to know sometimes about things. You just have to keep it to yourself, and keep it at the office. That’s all.
I hope I didn’t come off as a wiseass, but hey…they asked. So there.