I have been invited to participate in a "stay interview" by an HR rep. I have read up on what these typically involve and there are a lot of fluffy questions like:
"What part of your job makes you happy to hop out of bed in the morning?"
"Do you feel you are an invaluable part of the company's mission?"
However, there are other questions that appear to be a little more devious and try to label the interviewee as a 'Flight Risk'. Questions include:
"In the past year, have you considered quitting or resigning from your current position?"
"What event or situation has triggered you in the past year to consider resigning?"
"What did you enjoy about a previous position that you do not experience in your current role?"
I understand the primary purpose of these interviews is employee retention and to identify outstanding issues before an employee decides to leave and its too late. However, parts of this "stay interview" appear to have an alternative purpose of perhaps identifying and labeling people as unhappy, disengaged, or willing to leave depending on responses.
If I am open about several legitimate critiques, I could appear to be overly critical of the company. If I am very reserved and do not contribute much, I could appear to be not interested or not considered an engaged employee. Am I being paranoid or should I carefully navigate how I respond to questions in this interview?
EDIT: As I mentioned in a comment, this interview is one year to the day after I started and is (from what I have been told) being conducted with a sample of others that are one year in. Interview will be in person, not with my manager, and not as a group.