Human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector or an economy. "Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with human resources, although human capital typically refers to a more narrow view; i.e., the knowledge the individuals embody and ...

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What if HR's are incompetent, while company has very interesting projects to work in? [on hold]

I see this all the time in Russia. HR's are incompetent, because they are not taught like social managers. It is typical position where they take "public relations" personnel. They never answer ...
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Would get back to me but never did? [duplicate]

Edit: I have managed to get their phone number and haven't given them a call. However, on their answer machine, the manager has an email address/phone number to their PA. Would it be a good ...
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277 views

Salary Adjustment When Working Remotely [closed]

I am lebanese, residing in Lebanon and will be working remotely to my Employer's German office while cashing my salary every month from Lebanon. This means that my employer's office in Germany will be ...
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How can I prove that I am very good but in a Phone Interview? (Foreign with an accent)

So I work with a company and I am open for better opportunities. I got a call today that the CEO of a Software Development company wants to speak with me as a phone interview tomorrow at 1 p.m. I said ...
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Bonus Calculations [closed]

According to our company (UAE based company) policy yearly bonus given on below mentioned formula 60% of employees performance + 40% company growth My basic salary is 9540 and our company have ...
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How to force someone to quit [closed]

One of my family member, Bob, is suffering from depression due to work related stress. He is unable to quit his work because he do not see it as an option (depression makes him feel powerless without ...
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254 views

Demotion ? or Promotion? [closed]

I started my employment a year ago as an Administrative Assistant Within 3 months I was promoted to Payroll Administrator/ HR Assistant (no experience but I excelled). Within 7 months of my hire ...
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Human Resources - what can & can't they do?

I was just wondering, is Human Resources (HR) allowed to pass on your resignation letter to your manager? - gov.uk website states that the HR are meant to keep your documents (including HR) secure as ...
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Are revenue or profit sharing considered nondiscretionary bonuses when determining the salary base in the FLSA “Final Rule” overtime exemption rules?

With the new overtime salary requirements coming into effect, I'm trying to figure out the salary requirements as described in this fact sheet. My question is can we include either revenue sharing, ...
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Co-worker seems to be trying to sow discord on his way out. Inform HR?

I have a co-worker on a peer level with me. He is a term employee and the company has opted to not extend his term. He will be done at the end of the month. The company line is that there is not ...
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186 views

Consequences for contractor of bypassing recruitment agency [closed]

I have given a recruitment agency in the UK permission to represent me with a previous employer of mine, a company which I worked for and left 2 years ago. The recruitment agency introduced me to the ...
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My manager has read out my Resignation Letter to my work colleagues, what should I do? [closed]

I handed in my resignation letter due to being ill after getting knocked down by a car. I received two messages from two of my work colleagues stating that my manager had read out my resignation ...
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289 views

exempt employee being demanded to start work a X time - is that legal? [closed]

I'm an exempt employee who works on average 60-70hours/week and my boss is having kittens over whether I'm spot on time. Now, I ask you, with all the OT I've worked, coupled with the fact that I'm ...
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71 views

Background check taking a long time; Should I call the store for an update on the background check? [duplicate]

I interviewed for a position in May and received a call about a week or so later and the assistant manager offered me the position. We discussed salary and how many hours I would be working. She then ...
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137 views

Best Wishes from a Hiring Firm [closed]

The first time I contacted a hiring firm for a job was in 2015. They did contact me lately for a job I applied to, but they turned my application down (I opted for a very high salary). These days, ...
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333 views

How should I approach a possible title error on my resume with a potential employer?

I just had a final interview for a manager level position with a new employer and might have another next week. But after looking over my resume I realized that my first job out of college might be ...
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471 views

Finding out that someone is leaving the company on the day that they are finishing up

Having seen people come and go from companies, and also having been in the situation myself a number of times, I am curious as to what the reasons behind letting the team know that a person is leaving ...
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129 views

Appropriate way for learning about career path? [closed]

What is the proper way of asking HR about the career path/development opportunities regarding a position you've been offered? Here's how I'm thinking of wording my question: Hi XXX, Could you ...
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Should you use email tracking with your employer? [closed]

There are several plugins for email services like Gmail that can track emails you send and notify you when it has been opened/viewed by a recipient. I am tempted to use it with my employer/HR in ...
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607 views

Frustrating response by manager due to mutual misunderstanding. Should I just let it go? [closed]

Trying to keep this brief: I report to two managers, A and B. I meet infrequently with A (~1x/month) and my day to day work has no impact on her ability to do her job. I work very closely with B and ...
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269 views

What could be some possible reasons that an employer would refuse to let an employee complete the I-9? [closed]

Scenario. An employer refused to let an employee complete an I-9 on the date of hire, although the employee presented more than the necessary documents (DL, Soc card, birth certificate and passport). ...
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161 views

How to handle an HR breach in confidentiality? [closed]

I am in a situation where the HR Director told another employee something that happened between me and my boss, who is the CEO. The situation had nothing to do with the other employee. What possible ...
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Why so many interviews for just 10 vacant positions? [closed]

A company conducts campus placement in about 10 to 12 colleges. Overall they shortlist about 100 to 110 students from all the colleges and calls them for next round of interviews. After over 2 to 3 ...
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207 views

A question from a recruitment agent - answer or not [closed]

I'm new to HR and recruitment process by means of using a recruitment agent. One of them actually sent me a CV which we had received from a different agency. However, that's not a problem, but might ...
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496 views

What is meant by an exploratory interview

Last week I had an interview with a technical company with all the rounds happening on the same day. The HR asked me for my documents and then today they said that they want to share an exploratory ...
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249 views

About remote jobs in Stackoverflow [closed]

There are many remote jobs listed in SO, I was wondering how does it work? For example, I'm in Japan, and applied for a job tagged remote in US. And luckily I passed the interview, so, what's next? ...
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261 views

What to write on a background check

I'm wondering what is the proper approach for the following situation: I'm technically a contract employee at a large company. On my resume I did not mention I was a contractor and put my title and ...
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163 views

My manager is asking me to do too much, please help! [closed]

I have a team that consists of two people, and my manager manages several other teams all at the same time. My manager is constantly asking me too much work, instead of hiring more staff? What can I ...
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270 views

Recruiter firm wants recruitment fee for a position I applied directly to [closed]

I was contacted by a recruitment agency in mid April for a software engineering position. I never heard back and ~1 month later I reached out to a company hiring manager directly for a different role/...
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Should I hire the friend?

We have a vacancy open up in our development team. One of the members of the team is an extremely high performer and he wants his friend to join. Reasons for hiring his friend The company has a ...
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496 views

Generally why does your last salary matter?

I've been going through new opportunities lately and for many opportunities I have found HR and recruiters saying, "Well you were making X amount before so they wouldn't feel comfortable giving you Y" ...
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279 views

Company is indifferent to my immigration issues - should I contact the CEO?

I am working for a company for the last 3 years, they sponsored me on Tier 2 General. My UK visa will expire in July of this year, the company was supposed to renew their COS allocations in January ...
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344 views

Employer not accepting my resignation and Threatens me by Not giving Relieving Letter [closed]

I'm so badly upset now! I'm working for a small company in Chennai, India for around 3 years. I was having a good relationship with my Team & management in the past years. But when i decided to ...
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Will felony charges from 2004 (adjudication withheld) and 2005 (dropped) show up on a background check? [closed]

I applied for a collections rep, working for a hospital in Florida. I was offered the job pending my background check. I have a felony on my record from 2004, grand theft with adjudication withheld. I ...
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386 views

What should I say to a potentially vengeful ex-manager when interviewing for a job, after having left recently?

Recently I left a job where I had worked for a number of years. Throughout my time there, I had more or less the same manager. I left because I wasn't being challenged enough and I felt a little ...
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140 views

How to email to HR manager who said she would get back to me but didn't? [duplicate]

I requested from a HR Manager regarding new position openings at her company. I attached my with the email and I got following reply," Hi Rafhan, Let me check and get back to you." It seems like she ...
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563 views

HR asked me to send references. Are they going to call them?

The HR sent me an email telling me that the interview went well. As a follow up to the interview she asked me to send her three professional references (names, professional relationship and contact ...
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615 views

Should I leave my company when I'm the only developer? [closed]

So, I'm currently a intern at the company I work. I've been here for a year. However, I feel like the management doesn't give much value the development team. Currently, I'm the only developer that ...
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I've learned one my family members is terminally ill, when should I inform my employer?

I've recently been informed that one my family members is terminally ill, and is only expected to survive 12-36 months depending on treatment. When should I inform my employer? What are my risks?
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What do you say on bullying documentation if you don't know the exact date of the incident? [closed]

If you are writing a bullying report for HR but you only have a vague idea of when the incident happened e.g. Early in March what do you say? Do you say that you don't know when? Or explain why you ...
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Salary cap without a raise, but yet the contract states I can get a raise if I have a successful review? [closed]

After some salary haggling, I signed a contract to work for a company. The contract stated my salary, 40 hours per week, a review in a year with a possible raise for a successful review. Well, the ...
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Bullying (physically and verbally) by relatives of a manager

I would like to know what is the best way to deal with work colleagues who are physically and verbally abusive to me at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I report to ...
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Verifying education/degrees AFTER employment

As some background, I have been in my current position for just over a year and I have nearly 20 years of experience in my field with two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree. Recently, several ...
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574 views

found out ex colleague I don't like is interviewing at my company [closed]

I discovered that an ex-colleague I worked with within a "toxic" team is now interviewing at the place I work now. What do I do ? Context: So a year ago I joined company A as a contractor to join a ...
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261 views

Interview - What made you to move from Development to Automation testing? [closed]

I have a total of 3 yrs of experience, 2 years in development and 1 year in Automation testing. Recently I have attended an interview with one MNC company. In the managerial round, the manager asked ...
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Having Trouble Managing In My Family Business

I am the son of a one of the owners of a family run business. I'd been doing non-executive, technical jobs for about 2 years and have just recently taken on a role in managing and developing the ...
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Termination from PhD program and background check

I took a break from my STEM PhD a couple of years ago but now it is looking increasingly likely that I would be kicked off the PhD program for not having completed it on time. The past couple of years ...
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When declining 401k coverage is it necessary to disclose my Social Security Number (SSN)? [closed]

To be clear the employer already has employees' SSN, but in declining a new enrollment with 401k benefit, which requests (among other things) an SSN. Is one in any way obligated to give them this ...
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Specific Situtation on asking to review salary

This is my situation: I ended up starting a new job late 2015 so I wouldn't be part of the salary reviews of that year. I took the job in a different city so I was not fully aware of the salary ...
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Time to Put Together an Offer Letter - Major U.S. Accounting Firm [duplicate]

Last month, I went through the interview process with a major NYC-based accounting firm. I attended four interviews, progressively meeting higher and higher-ranking executives within the department. ...