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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Sitting next to a printer [closed]

At work, they have just moved a printer next to me, literally right next to me. It's on the next desk, and the back of the printer is 30cm away from my head as it is elevated sitting on the desk. I ...
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Is giving notice always required?

I'm my experience, I found its customary to give at least two weeks notice when separating from your employer. How does this work when you're in a position with access to all systems? There have ...
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What are the consequences of lying to an HR manager?

During the interviews with other companies, I told human resources that I wanted to move out because there are no projects (vacancies) in my location, so my company asked me to move to a different ...
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My colleagues earn twice more than I do. How can I approach my employer for a fair salary? [duplicate]

When I got my new job at a new employer, I was a trainee and earned 50% less than my current salary. I can currently estimate that my colleagues earn twice if not more than I do. Our job ...
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Management technique to give warnings to employees?

I want to know what the following management technique is which seems to be used by company managers. Say there is an employee in a company who hadn’t performed well during the year. After a couple ...
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I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job?

The Situation I just walked out of a conversation with my boss. The HR person from the head office also joined us via phone. I was served with a written warning 'for consistent disregard of work and ...
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How to handle a situation in which i am receiving late paycheques

Note: Salary transfers are done through online transactions. I switched to a new company two months back. I got my first salary by cheque delayed by 7-8 days because of some bank account issue. So, ...
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Company's recruiter forgot to call me for a phone interview. Options for getting in touch with another recruiter?

I recently got recommended by a colleague for a position at a large company, and applied thru an internal channel. My colleague thinks I'd be a fit for the team and the position, but my first phone ...
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Is it OK to ask a company how they got my email address?

I got an email from the HR department of a company about a job opportunity. The email is addressed directly to me, so I was wondering if it is okay to ask them where they got my email address, or ...
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Influence boss' decision on what role to assign me to?

My boss is undecided whether to assign me to: role A: office (managing spreadsheets, image editing, vectorial drawing, etc.) role B: warehouse stock assistant How can I convince him or ...
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Taking employees from former employer [closed]

Edit: This is not a question seeking "legal" advice. I don't have a single mention of courts, law, suing or lawyers in my question, besides this edit, which is in response to the question being closed ...
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Finding Out About Having To Pay Large Expenses Upfront

I work in the IT field and I just started working at a new company. One of the requirements of the job (which I view as a positive benefit) is to travel around the world handling client migrations. ...
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Late Payment by employer

I have recently joined an middle -size organisation about 2 months ago. The employer has not yet paid the amount of my first month. The salary cycle is from 25th to 25th of every month, with a week ...
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Good interview gone bad - but don't know why? [closed]

Had a job interview to replace an IT Manager and this was quite hush-hush for the company. Their current IT Manager wasn't to know he was on the way out... ok. However when I came in for the first ...
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Not getting the relieving letters. Need it urgently [duplicate]

I am facing a difficult situation. I worked in a company for above a year. In July, last year, I resigned from the company to pursue my higher education plans. Due to my highly hectic schedule and ...
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Should my HR manager have disclosed the details of my exit interview

I recently had my exit interview with the HR manager of the company I work for. They started the interview by telling me anything I say is "in confidence" and "will not leave these four walls". Since ...
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What can be used as measurable (SMART) goals in an Agile Shop? [closed]

I am a programmer working at a mid stage startup reaching what I call its "corporate phase". The company I am currently at is instituting an annual "Measurable Goals" initiative, tied directly to ...
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Is it alright to ask for a copy of your diploma or transcript of records from your HR Department?

I am currently in the process of applying to another employer, and it looks like the hiring manager wants a copy of my transcript and diploma. I am currently employed, and I think I sent out the ...
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Probation Period UK and sacking notice [closed]

Currently working for a Company, had no negative reviews or anything, in fact not had one meeting with my line manager or anyone to give me a performance review. Have assumed that this is a good ...
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Is it illegal for a manager to admit a Performance Improvement Plan is just a formality? [closed]

I started working for my company as a contractor. I worked hard, proved myself and got hired as a full time employee immediately. I got hired against the odds, the company was laying people off at the ...
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How to factor health insurance cost into salary decision?

I work at a small company where we pay 100% of employees' health insurance premiums. The cost can vary dramatically depending on whether an employee waives coverage, wants individual coverage, or has ...
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Follow up when HR did not attend my interview?

I had an interview earlier this week, and it was supposed to be between me, an HR, and another employee. Unfortunately the HR got caught up into an emergency and could not attend the interview, so ...
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How to motivate a team when everyone is paranoid about layoffs?

More than half of my team has been made redundant already, as have several other teams throughout the company. This is not due to financial reasons (we are very successful!) but there are some rumours ...
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Does receiving a Performance Improvement Plan suggest my job is on the line?

Does receiving a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) suggest that a company wants to lay a person off or fire him? If an individual is given this form should he apply to other companies?
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Isn't negotiation all about accepting/disproving what he or she demands for? [closed]

I asked for a 40% overall(20+20) increase on my current CTC to join my new company and had a valid reason to ask for it: 20% (out 40%) is because, I'm going to lose my appraisal for my past 1.5 ...
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Getting employees behind a new role in a company [closed]

My company recently created a new position but didn't define what its role or responsibilities are. Management is reluctant to step in and define the position, so they push the people in that position ...
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How do you predict the probability for a freelancer to abandon a project? [closed]

Freelancers sometimes abandon projects in the middle, even if they realize they would not get paid. Reasons for such action could be traced back to the employer (the project manager), who is making ...
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How to prepare for meeting with HR and Reporting Manager with prediction [closed]

A meeting is scheduled between my Reporting manager and me in presence of HR team member regarding his concern with my leave and performance and my concerns regarding the project related issues. I ...
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Intra Department Transfer

Need you help with understanding Intra departmental transfer. I am currently working in Recruitment Dept of an IT company. I did training on SAP Functional area. Now I am interested in moving towards ...
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Background check cleared, but employer still needs to contact my current employer

My Background check is cleared, however my new employer still needs to contact my current HR for my current employer. Should I resign prior to them contacting my current employer, or should I wait ...
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If companies can afford a counter offer, why don't they pay that before the employee departs?

I've noticed something bizarre at two workplaces. As soon as I decide to quit, a cache of bonuses and perks unlocks. This seems bizarre to me because, if I was so important to keep around, then why ...
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HR person is non responsive

No need to a great deal of details, but basically my HR person has been lax in her responsibilities in regards to issueing/following-up on my maternity/EI requirements with the government. To put it ...
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Job screen asked for a questionnaire but rejected my responses as inadequate [closed]

I applied to a company for an position which offered interesting work, seems like an interesting place, and I feel like I can learn a lot there. They wanted to speak to me. As a screening, they ...
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Blacklisting resumé liars

I have been conducting interviews the last couple weeks and in some cases I had to deal with resumé liars. Most cases are just people who list in their resumés skills that they don't actually have. I ...
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Saying no to celebration lunch

My team is going to have a lunch at a local restaurant tomorrow to celebrate our recent achievements. The team is myself, three coworkers and my boss. The problem is my boss has made racist and ...
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My Co-Worker Comes In 2 Hours Early For His Shift But Doesn't Put It On His Time Sheet

My co-worker comes in 1-2 hours early for his shift and begins working, he doesn't add this to his time sheet. I am worried that this is a potential risk to the company should he ever leave or be ...
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What are the best reactions to a company's bad behavior?

It doesn't seem right for a company to lie to employees, or misrepresent the truth within the organization. Example: Promising an employee that her job is safe, telling she is highly valued by ...
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Someone is harassing me on Twitter with false accusations that I made statements on behalf of my employer [closed]

The Scenario: I am from the UK and work for a medium sized multinational as a software developer. In my lunch breaks, I sometimes post to the political blog of a UK news paper from my cell phone. ...
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How can I request employer to release for necessary documents on the last working day

I have resigned from my current company last month. I spoke with my HR yesterday, asked him that, "What documents would I get on the last working day?" He told, we'll send an exit mail which has all ...
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Should I put reference on my resume? (Not a typical situation)

I worked in a small company. There were two boss (One is 'X', the other one is 'Y') who were in charge of my duties, but I did not have a good relationship with 'X'. I left the company and start to ...
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Is it my responsibility to inform HR of illegal events performed by coworkers that they might not know about?

Recently a coworker informed me they were convicted for check fraud and sent to prison several years ago, they advised me they did not disclose this information when being hired by the company. I ...
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Should I chase a bachelors degree or should I start my business? How are those perceived when applying for other jobs? [closed]

I'm currently employed as assistant developer in a medium-sized company in my town. I'm stuck in this position because I don't have a college degree (which is required for analysts). I have recently ...
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How should I go about changing my notice period? [closed]

When I had joined this company at that time the notice period in my offer letter was of 2 months. But in last week I got the mail from my HR that the company is gonna change it to 3 months. The new ...
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Building a CV using online tools: is it good or bad from HR perspective?

I have built a new version of my CV using online tools, and I want to send it to a HR dept in some company, but I asked myself is this good or bad from HR perspective? What the employer may think ...
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What's the difference between a MTA (Mandatory Time Away) and Vacations?

I'm working for a global company for over than 5 years and I'm still not quite sure if the term MTA (Mandatory Time Away) is common across other companies and, if so, if it means the same as a ...
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Boss making me do inappropriate punishments at work [closed]

I have been working for this couple of investors for around 18 months. The set up is, these two people will buy small online businesses and I will run these businesses from a single office. Currently ...
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Internet Monitoring Report spotted job searching [closed]

I monitor the internet usage throughout the business and then submit a report to the MD. On one report it shows a colleague has been looking for a job extensively in working hours. I know if I ...
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Do I need to inform in-process recruitment of employment changes?

I am currently involved in recruitment with a large company, which (I think) is in final stages after about a month of multiple interviews and a flight out to headquarters. Last week (July 31) I left ...
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How do companies handle 'he-said she-said' situations with no objective evidence either way?

Recently, a co-worker of mine claimed to my supervisor that while I was on a forklift and relocating pallets, I pushed a pallet and hit her with it twice throughout the day. I told my supervisor that ...
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How do you develop a solid hiring workflow? [closed]

I'm a computer Science major working at a consulting company who was given the task of restructuring our Hiring Process. I have no idea what I'm doing really. I was given a basic out line and I've ...