One of the best human resources interview questions is this one...
you've done your homework on this employer before your interview, you're
going to know if they are big, small, or medium in size.
Company size is often measured by annual sales and number of people.
It's important to know this because size matters in how employers are structured and managed. Company size can give you clues as to what the work environment could be like.
Most importantly, you will have some insight into their problems and challenges, and how your strengths can contribute to their success.
human resources interview questions are asked early in the interview
because, in this case, if your ideal work environment is the opposite of
theirs...there is no need to continue the interview.
This really is a fair question because if you're not a fit...you're not a fit.
Do you really want to work somewhere where you'll be stressed out and uncomfortable all day?
However, you may be a very resourceful, flexible person who can adapt to any work environment. If this is the case, simply adapt your answer to this human resources interview question to showcase your strengths to mirror their likely environment.
Example for large employer:
I enjoy working in large complex organizations. I am well organized and patient. I work well within teams as a leader or a follower. I'm open to travel and relocation.
Example for a medium employer:
I thrive in a fast-paced work environment and welcome change. I am flexible, hard working, and open to long hours and travel to get the job done. I enjoy a challenge and I'm good at problem solving. I'm a self-starter and do my best work when I'm given the freedom to do my job with minimal oversight.
Example for small employer:
I enjoy working for a smaller organization where everyone knows each other. I am flexible, hard working, and get along well with people. I don't mind pitching in to help others with their work. I do my best work when I can see a company from a big picture perspective.
If you can't pass this short quiz...cancel your job interview.