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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Reminder Email : Short list for Interview but no reply from HR [duplicate]

I have applied to a startup and in a week I got an email of being shortlisted for interview on 29th July 2015. They said in email that they will contact shortly to discus preferred interview slots ...
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Background Check Question about end of employment [duplicate]

So back in July I put in a 3 weeks notice for my job because I was going to pursue a career in teaching. The next day I got recruited for another job unrelated to teaching, but it was a very good ...
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How to resign given the situation? [duplicate]

I've been offered a job at a better company with a much higher salary. I'll be signing the employment agreement sometime this week. Anyways, if you've read my whole slew of other posts about my ...
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is it ok for the office to move my desk while i am on family leave? [closed]

A co-worker is taking Family-leave to take care of his father. Is it OK for his manager to take down his personal items from his cubicle and give his desk to someone else? I am a co-worker/friend who ...
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How to write an appealing internship offer?

I have recently sent an internship proposition to my manager, to recruit an intern for next year. The problem is that it's filled with technical considerations that I'm sure my manager appreciates, ...
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How would I know If i got accepted? [closed]

What are the indications that I made a good impression in my interviews ( 2 Technical Interviews and HR Interview)
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When your boss is trying to turn your co-workers against you [closed]

Myself and my co-workers have recently uncovered that our boss is saying untruths and very unfair and negative things about performance at work and even peoples personal situations. Making up ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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Why refer to people as 'resource'? [duplicate]

I hear this all the time. I'll see if I have a resource available. Perhaps an India resource can pick this up. All my resources are busy. But what they mean is I'll see if anyone ...
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Confusion of terms and condition about my notice period in my HR policy agreement

Following are the exact words from the joining letter document. "In the event of resignation, termination of employment by either party, it will be by giving one month notice in writting to the ...
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How can i improve my profile? [closed]

I have 2.5 yrs of experience at an IT firm. Currently I am in a career break of 1 yr which I took for higher studies. Due to some family problems I am not able to continue it and I'm now moving back ...
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What approach can be used to negotiate for higher PTO/salary, when I have a better offer in hand?

My current position I have a job that I really like, and suits me quite well. It is in the software industry and I am writing code for websites. What makes it great I suppose is also my working ...
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A new company is offering better conditions, but I decided to stay at the current job. Is there any harm in telling my boss? Can I gain anything?

I got a call from a recruiter from another firm and they gave me a tentative offer that is overall better than my current job. The company was looking for somebody with my skill set and they were ...
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Why is a voided blank check necessary to setup direct deposit if I've already provided my routing and account numbers? [closed]

I just got on-boarded today at a new job and I wasn't satisfied with the answer from HR about why a voided check was needed. The direct deposit form I filled out had my routing and account numbers, ...
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Distinguishing between abbrasive managment style and bullying - when is it bullying? [closed]

I've been working for a large company that I got the job through by my school's co-op office. Sometimes my manager can be nice, but often times I feel like he’s mistreats me and acts in a way that is ...
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Requesting a revision to Education Reimbursement [closed]

I am interested in requesting a revision to my company’s policy on tuition reimbursement. At present there is a budget set aside for employees to continue their education but it must be at an ...
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manager has damaged future possible employment opportunities with a big employer [closed]

I have been employed by a large financial institution for a couple of years enjoying decent salary, great bonuses (20% of my salary), matching 401 (k), a pension (!!!) , etc, etc. Unfortunately, my ...
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Chronic Illness, Third Degree and Cover Letters [closed]

I am having trouble getting companies to reply to my applications, believe because I got a 3rd degree from Oxford. Unfortunately the underachieving was strongly related to the onset of my Crohn's ...
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Acceptable Interview Process? [closed]

So without going into great detail, I've spent approximately 8 hrs of my time meeting about a potential "jump up" (as stated by the hiring manager) in my career, simple department change in the tech ...
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How to deal with a candidate with heightened self-esteem

I've a candidate with about 1 year of rather mediocre experience in web development, but he overestimates himself and considers himself to be almost a tech lead, because he is naive and hasn't seen ...
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Do ranking and prestige of a university matter? [closed]

What factors should I consider in deciding whether to transfer to another university? I am currently studying Computer Science at Westminster University, which is ranked 100/126 in the UK, or 11/15 ...
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Personnel files not being secured

I work for a small company (6 people) - which does not have a dedicated HR person. I have discovered some of my, along with a colleague's, personnel files laying on an open network share. This ...
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Applied to several internal postings, send email to hiring manager? [closed]

I have recently been given the OK by my boss to apply to other departments in the same company. I have applied to a few different positions in the past few days and I am just playing the waiting game ...
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Should music be played at a software development company? [closed]

I am working at a software development company. At my workplace above my desk, there is speaker in the ceiling. After every 2 desks there is a speaker. As from my desk, almost every second face is ...
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Whether to politely decline a sentimental gesture?

I've taken on a wide enough variety of projects my manager has joked that "Jack-of-all-trades engineer" would be a good title for me. Yesterday our head of HR called me in to discuss moving from ...
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Appropriate response to HR incident [closed]

We are interns staying at a guest house provided by the company. We had an emergency(Our hamster was shivering, and we needed a hair dryer),and to ask for help we knocked on a (female) neighbor's ...
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Should I tell on my colleague for not keeping to assigned work-hours and abusing work-hours as break time? [closed]

Update: Thanks for all the answers, some more useful than others. Conclusion is: I went to HR and told them my concerns about said employees behavior. Turns out I wasn't the first to complain so they ...
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Is my company being deceptive on anonymous information gathering [closed]

I have got an email from my company yesterday, kindly requesting to participate in an anonymous survey. I have opened up the survey; and it consisted of some rather bold questions. Each questions had ...
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As a Brit working in America, how can I get my American colleagues to stop mocking my accent/spelling?

I am not a person of colour and I do not pretend to understand the struggle of those who endure racial discrimination, prejudice and persecution based on their race or ethnic background. However, ...
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Periodically taking time off work for awkward medical reason

I recently started a co-op job through my university. My boss is the only one I report to and I don't work with anyone else. In the next few weeks I'm going to have to take some time off. I don't know ...
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Responding to VP of HR's confession of illegal hiring practices?

This is a throwaway account, for obvious reasons. I work for a fast-growing medium sized tech company. At a recent company conference, I attended a session that was run by our VP of HR and the topic ...
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Coworkers with large pocket knives

I just started with a medium sized company in Ottawa, and I noticed a lot of engineers have one-handed pocket knives. ie: The kind you can push open with one thumb. I'm not comfortable working in an ...
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Are there tax breaks (U.S.) for hiring new university grads?

I had my friend interview for a professional role on my team (software engineer II) - he didn't quite meet the expectations during the interview. Later, it was announced that we're going to start ...
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Is it okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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Do out-of-state interviews do drug tests on site?

I've been unemployed and job searching the past few weeks. I have a medical marijuana card which I stupidly utilized during this break. Now that I have hit my final interview, I'm a little concerned. ...
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Received a warm welcome letter along with job contract. How to respond?

I received my job contract by post and also a warm welcoming letter. I have to send back the signed contract by post. Just want to know should I also include a warm thank you note? Is it professional? ...
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Is it good idea to send email to HR highlighting achievements?

I am looking forward to switch to some better organizations. 2 weeks ago I gave a very thorough technical interview at a company and I did well in it. I was called for final meeting with GM a few days ...
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Expecting too much from me after maternity leave [closed]

I started at the company as a junior game dev so I did QA and old legacy games. I did that for about a year. I thought it was an appropriate level for a fresh grad just out of university. I went on ...
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Denied PTO AFTER approval [duplicate]

Next week, my family and I take off for a family wedding in Las Vegas. My mother works at a major league baseball field as a retail supervisor. She requested the time off before the baseball schedule ...
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No social media profiles. Am I suspicious? [duplicate]

I'm a recent university graduate looking for work. For privacy reasons, I have never registered in any of the social media sites under my real name. I cannot easily be found on ...
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How to handle debt collection calls for a former employee?

In January 2014 I began receiving debt collection calls for an employee who was formerly one of my direct reports. Not wanting to get into a conundrum with HR (which is very easy to do with this ...
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How to deal with coworkers not talking to each other

I sit in a office with 2 co-workers (software developers) who stopped talking to each other after one of them made a HR complain about the other one. So now when X needs to communicate or ask a ...
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Is it OK to Include Employee's Names in Training Videos for Internal Training [closed]

I am developing Training Videos, basically screen-casts of how to use our site. It is a time entry and work reporting site. Is it OK to show existing employees names in the videos as I navigate ...
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Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also?

Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also. There could be reasons, why somebody might take a pay cut for ...
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Unexplained gaps in my academics due to drop out. Hiring manager couldn't find it and has offered the job already

I've got an offer for internship at a very reputed company. But they were unable to find out the gaps I had in my academics as I dropped out from college for 3-4 years in spite of getting good grades. ...
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Is it common practice for HR departments to troll job boards looking for current employees resumes?

How common is having a manager individually, or an HR department as a whole looking for updated employee resumes on job boards? I suppose a certain amount of random crossover will happen -- ...
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How does one deal with an unresonable change in resignation policy?

When I came on board at my current employer some years ago the resignation policy was very fair. It was detailed in the employee handbook as well as at orientation. Simply you should stay for two ...
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How do I recommend a friend of mine to human resources? [duplicate]

My company is hiring for an internship and I have friend who has the qualifications and is interested in the job. I was wondering if I could give his documents to HR myself, and sell him a little bit. ...
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HR telling my manager about an interview [closed]

I have an interview for a company that has an agreement with my company not to take client's but I am only an apprentice. If the company the interview is with ask permission from my company's HR ...