Marie’s Answer: Uncontrollable gossips don’t belong in human resources. By failing to protect confidentiality, this chatty employee damages the credibility of her entire department. So someone in needs to know.
If you fear that her boss will blow off your concerns, seek out a manager with a more sympathetic ear. Then present the facts in a calm, businesslike manner.
For example: "I hate to get anyone in trouble, but I hear a lot of confidential salary information being shared when Mary is on the phone. This seems inappropriate, but I don't think it's my place to tell her. So I just wanted to make you aware of it."
Once you have pointed out the problem, your role is at an end. Management can then decide how to deal with it. For more advice on working effectively with colleagues, check out the topics at Coworker Relationships .
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/12645/our-hr-colleague-is-a-gossip "