Questions about employer relations involve the relationship between an employer and its employees. These questions should generally involve the relationship with a group of employees rather than individuals.

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How does upper management get feedback from employees? [closed]

Generally when companies promote someone as a manager of a team, how do they evaluate if that person performs adequately? My assumption is that part of the manager's job is to have a good working ...
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Should I tell internship employer about potential lab job? [closed]

I'm very happy working at my current summer internship, but there is a lab opportunity at my University next summer that is very well regarded (most employees at my internship have worked there) that ...
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How should I approach my manager that I want to move to another team inside the same company?

I joined my current company a year and a half ago and I've had the same manager since then. My manager has been stressing out in our one-to-one meetings that I am not performing adequately, even ...
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How do I advise my boss about my colleague's work, which I don't believe is useful for the company

I work at a small startup company, comprised of mostly technical people. Our company is currently undergoing a tough time (we just had to lay off 3 people) and we're under a lot of pressure to finish ...
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Can I sell to the company I'm employed something I have made [closed]

I am a software developer and as such my productive output is easily repurposed. Some background A few years ago, long before I was employed at my current job, I made a piece of software in an ...
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How do you “confront” your manager if you believe he wronged you?

I am looking for an advice from those more experienced than I am. In my current team I was working in a project for quite a long time, mainly doing maintenance (unfortunately). I believed that I ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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Don't know if my company uses employee monitoring software - how to adjust behavior? [closed]

There has been recent talk at my company about software being used to monitor employee's activities on their work computers. How would I be able to find out if my company uses this type of software? ...
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Relieving date of Current employer overlaps with joining date of future employer

I work in the Indian IT sector. My last working date with my current employer falls on October 1st. Since the other company's annual cycle closes at the end of September and I was asked to join during ...
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Unprofessional behavior of H1B recruitment manager; now employer trustworthiness is in question for me?

I am working for an IT consultancy firm in the USA with an H1B visa. They employed me at their client's location. While joining, the recruitment manager told me that I have to share some of the H1B ...
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Are workers in Japan expected to work overtime daily?

I was considering a job offer from Japan as a senior software developer when I contacted a Japanese friend of mine (a customer service agent) who warned me of few things. He told me that in Japan ...
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Mistreated in office. What is the right approach to deal with such a situation?

First of all I don't know that such a question can be posted here or not but seeing the quality of answers, I had to ask. I work as a software engineer in a small organization and here everyone knows ...
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Warehouse picker 'promoted' to software developer without facilities or pay rise. What to do?

[There's a TL;DR version at the bottom] I am currently employed as a Warehouse Colleague for a large distribution centre. My general role is very menial, a low stress job that has very low skill ...
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Relieving letter

I had joined a Builders in 10.11.11. In the appointment letter it mentions the notice period being confirmed is 30 days by either side or basic salary in lieu of this. I got my confirmation letter ...
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Temporarily leaving the workplace to travel [closed]

I am a recent college graduate and I am interested in living in a big city (Chicago) for a span of 3-4 months (a summer). Currently, I am employed (full time for 5 months/was an intern before that for ...
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UK Vacation Carryover Policies [closed]

Have any UK employers limited the amount of vacation day carryover for any individual employee? Right now we have no limit but are considering putting in a limit.
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How to go beyond the manager professionally whenever it is required?

I am working as developer in the current firm. We are developing a application for the organization. However for requirements and for other clarifications we need to approach so many other teams and ...
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Asking well-being of manager, without making it seem I am trying to make a bond for favors, etc

My manager had been out sick due to heart problems. I feel very sorry and sad about it. Since he returned today, I asked him how he was doing and how everything was. He didn't want to talk much ...
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How to retain vested employees?

At a startup where the senior dev team have been here 3years, almost since the start, and their options are now vested. We have product in the market, are just about cash-flow positive, but are still ...
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Does my employer own the maintainership and github stars of my open source project?

I created and have been maintaining an open source project on github.com as part of my work for my employer. The project was created during the employment. My employer allows me to open source it on ...
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How to say “calm down” diplomatically to your manager?

In the workplace, if your boss gets angry at you, how can you tell him to calm down? How can I politely tell the manager to calm down and discuss things rationally?
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My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team

I have accepted a job offer and currently on notice period. My notice period is 2 months and alomost one third is completed. My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team for a new ...
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How to approach the subject of contract changes with management?

I work as a programmer in an IT company. My current contract prohibits me from working for other companies and doing any software development that results in additional income. It does not mention ...
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Should IT staff employed in non-tech companies receive fewer perks than those in tech companies? [closed]

I am currently hired as an IT worker in an insurance company, which is my first job. I am almost 3 years here (2 years under agency) and pretty happy at the first years because of a good experience I ...
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Do I have an obligation to inform management for critical emails from past employees?

One of my colleagues received a very critical (and unsolicited) email for our company, from a past associate1, through a social network. My colleague informed me, his immediate superior, and my first ...
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How can I tell my employer that I started studying when I shouldn't have?

I've been working as an engineer in a company for more than a year and this is my first job. During the interview I asked about taking time off for exams. They told me they did not want me to work ...
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Will shaving my head decrease my chances of employment? [closed]

What do employers usually think about bald employees? I'm thinking about shaving my head because I have recently been converted to Buddhism, but if it will significantly hurt my chances at getting a ...
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How to casually inform the recruiter about my current job I have been only for 3 weeks

I have successfully passed 2 rounds of interview with the company I like to have my long term employment. However, I wasn't really vocal and honest about my current job which i am only working for 2-4 ...
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When is it appropriate to discuss switching from a contractor to permanent employee?

I have a temporary work position lasting six months. The contract will end in about 3 months from now. My boss mentioned last month that if I show what I have to give I might get a permanent position ...
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If I plan on staying at my job, should I approach my boss about being recruited by competitors?

I am very happy at my current job and do not plan on leaving it. In the past month I have been approached by two in-house recruiters working for two of our competitors asking me to interview with ...
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Why should romantic relationships be disclosed to HR?

Why do some companies ask their employees to disclose romantic relationships with coworkers? Is the company somehow exposed to legal liability otherwise? My instinct is such relationships are none of ...
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How can I get a sense of how management treats their staff before joining a company? [duplicate]

I've experienced future managers acting professionally and courteously while trying to recruit me, then turning out to be abrasive and unprofessional after joining. I gather this is quite common. How ...
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How can I ask to be released from a project I no longer want to work on [closed]

I am not satisfied with my current project and I would like to get released. How can I go about asking to be released from a project that I feel is not relevant to the skills I want to have nor to ...
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How should I behave professionally when my boss is lying about me?

At work, I applied to a new department and got the job. The only thing is I had to wait 3 months to get the job so I needed to stay 3 months at my current department. The thing is my current boss is ...
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Telling my manager that he made a huge budgeting mistake

I have a very good relationship with my manager but he is clumsy and takes details for granted. Today he sent me a spreadsheet and - by accident - he sent the budgeting allocations for 2014 in it (I ...
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Conflict of interest for unpaid work?

I work for a funeral home as full-time vocalist. When not working on a weekend, very seldom, I am asked by a family to sing at a local church for the funeral mass. Is there any possible conflict ...
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What is the professional way to deal with coworkers with disabilities?

My friend has a coworker with a minor disability. The coworker was hired by the company for "workplace diversity" rather than on merit. My friend is his team leader, and is responsible for managing ...
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Are there any UK laws about allergies in the workplace? [closed]

People are eating peanut butter (etc) at their desks - their desks are near/next to mine. I haven't been able to find any UK legislation about this. I've mentioned the allergy but haven't spelled ...
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I've discovered that our DBA is abusing his position. What do I do?

I'm a game developer working on a fairly well known MMORPG in where I live. Recently, I've accidentally discovered that our DBA is banning players and forging player chat logs on his accord. For what ...
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Self-arranged trial contracting job (permatemp-like) unethical? [closed]

I'm currently employed with a contractor (let's call it company 'X'). X and its culture are great. However, the contracting jobs that they acquired lately aren't that interesting. That's why, when a ...
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How can we prevent merger panic from becoming an issue that affects the productivity of the staff?

One of my competitors is about to go bankrupt. The owners have proposed me the idea where I could buy their business. I am still discussing the idea with some of the leaders in my company. The ...
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Promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees

Disclaimer: taking into account Telastyn's comment, I'd like to point out that I do not wish to force anything upon my staff. I don't want to impose anything against their will. I would like them to ...
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Coping with the world-weary environment at the office [closed]

I am among the first 3 employees of the company. My Seniors and peers (3 seniors and 2 peers) are good to work with. A few months back, new people were hired by my company. I was friendly with new ...
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How can I show appreciation to team members when I'm promoted?

I have been an intern in a company for the past 5 months. As I started here I was assigned into a project that happened to start around my starting date. We have a planning session for the last sprint ...
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How to politely turn down a task that is beyond the scope of my job description?

I'm currently working as a Programmer in a small company, though that's probably the company's term for an "IT McGuyver" where I'm expected to be able to deal with everything that is related to ...
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How do I handle a workplace diva?

My husband and I have a small consulting firm in which I am the 'chief financial officer', and he and all the employees are the technical expertise. My husband and I share the responsibility for all ...
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Employee Computers and Privacy Rights?

Just started working at a large size company that has their own IT department, supporting all of the workplace technology needs. I was made aware there are no private rights on employee computers - ...
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To be a successful new manager, must I stay competitive against my reports?

I was promoted to manager because I always helped my team learn new things about our work and was always given the task to coordinate big projects for us. After a certain point, I was doing more ...
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As an employee of a software company what rights do I have on my creation? [closed]

I am an employee of a small software company, and I was wondering: what rights do I have on the software I develop at the job? Should I license them in any way? (I mean, they have a license for the ...
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Is there any merit to entertaining an offer from an ex-employer with a complicated relationship?

I am being headhunted by my previous employer. We had worked together very well and had very close personal relationships until I resigned to join my current company, which is a direct competitor of ...