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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A colleague working in England has been made redundant after six months, without proper process. Underhand?

A colleage has been made redundant after being there for six months. He wasn't the last to arrive. He apparently was not performing in his new role, however he had only recently changed it two weeks ...
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Frustrating response by manager due to mutual misunderstanding. Should I just let it go? [on hold]

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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My boss refused to let me fill out the I-9? [on hold]

So... here's the deal. I started my job over a month ago. My first day, I bought along all the goods. My DL, soc card, birth certificate And passport. Get this... she Refused to let me complete ...
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143 views

How to handle an HR breach in confidentiality? [on hold]

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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Can the payroll manager force me to pay my insurance during the summer, when other 9 month employee do not? [on hold]

I have been at the university for several years. In April 2015, when our insurance premium went up, I noticed that my medical insurance was $100 more per pay period ($200 a month more!). I asked the ...
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Why so many interviews for just 10 vacant positions? [on hold]

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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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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479 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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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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251 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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Legal/Ethical Responsibility of Employee and/or Co-worker to Disclose Disabilitiy [closed]

If an employee has a health condition that negatively impacts his/her job performance, does he/she have any legal obligation to tell an employer? Do co-workers have any legal/ethical responsibility ...
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155 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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256 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 ...
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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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484 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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How long does a background check for employent takes to come back im in FL? [closed]

I recently accepted a job at a hospital, contigent my background and drug test, I submitted my background check on 4/28/2016, I did my drug test and TB test on 4/29/2016. I received my Boarding pass ...
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272 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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321 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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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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75 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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i got confirmation call from employer for my job but not yet received offer letter this is 3rd day after that call [duplicate]

i got confirmation call from employer for my job and they asked me my cv and passport through mail for offer letter.after i sent my documents they sent me mail shortly we are sending your offer letter ...
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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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414 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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549 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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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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How to engage with staff [closed]

I want to implement a new engaging intranet system but the main barrier is the belief that no one in the company reads anything anyway so to pay for a new slick subscription system like jostle/ coyo/ ...
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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. ...
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An HR manager lambasted a product that I count among my core skills, (how) should I correct him?

The other day I called a company about a job they advertised that I was interested in. I spoke to the HR manager there who asked me what kind of relevant industry experience I had. I told him I was ...
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Feeding feral cats at work [closed]

I work in the SoCal area (Baldwin Park) and have worked at my company for the past 11 years. For a great majority of this time I have been feral cats in the area which I also trap to get ...
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I was given a raise, but paid less per hour worked [duplicate]

I work in a retail environment, and was recently promoted to management. Before the raise, I was making $8.75/hr, working a maximum of 40 hours per week. After the raise, I am salaried at $24000 per ...
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517 views

Manager telling me I should not contact Human resources / possible fraud [closed]

I work in a charity store as a full time store assistant, I have been told by my manager that I should not contact human resources for details of my contract which I have still not been given after ...
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226 views

Do office celebrations make a company stronger and bring people closer, or does it just waste work hours? [closed]

In our company, we celebrate birthdays and some Indian feasts. It helps to take a time-out, to reboot the brains and to improve relationships. My concern, however is that these celebrations are during ...
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Dismissed for apparently self-contradictory reasons [closed]

I recently moved into a position with an insurance company, which I had spent some considerable time and effort to get into. However, after only a month and a half my employment ended. Now, the ...
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Is there a good ratio of HR to staff?

Background:- A client with under 150 total staff and low turnover had two HR staff for about 10 years, the senior one retired and they ran with just one for a year. Finally they replaced the missing ...
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379 views

Dishonest statements [closed]

I have a coworker (A) who brought to my attention that one of our mutual colleagues (B) told someone else that I was a "bad boss" and dishonestly refered to Coworker A as the one who told him ...
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Why do potential employers require a residence (street address) on applications?

Most online applications specifically require a street address for residence. I have always been careful about my personal information, and I do not see why it is necessary to ask for my street ...
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Handling workplace complaints for a previous employer

About a year ago I moved on from a job where I was an executive. Since then, I've kept in touch with some of the employees there. They tell me about all of the great things they are accomplishing, and ...
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My company is asking me for information but is not telling why do they need it

I've just started working for a very small digital agency. After two weeks there, I've got an email from HR asking me to deliver my updated CV and a list of all projects and courses I've been doing. ...
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248 views

What are the common causes of a high staff turnover? [closed]

What are the common causes of high staff turnover, when there is no obvious cause (e.g. insolvency) ?
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Employer playing games [closed]

I got an offer letter for a new job and accepted it. I was trying to negotiate with HR on the phone when I was told the company no longer wanted to hire me and that the offer was withdrawn. I was ...