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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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

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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I was called an asshole by an employee. By all scenarios, I probably was. However, I didn't mean to be. Is this a good response? [closed]

"hey _", I'm not sure if I heard you correctly, but I think you muttered "asshole" on your way out. I hear that often enough to know that it is me and my behavior so I apologize if I had hurt your ...
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What should I do in regards to a moving allowance dispute? [closed]

I hired into my company 9 months ago. They required me to move when I hired on and gave me a moving allowance of X amount of dollars. My offer letter stated "$XXXX moving allowance". I asked if I ...
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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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159 views

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 ...
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How do companies with “self-managed” employees make HR decisions?

I recently read about Morning Star Tomato. According to this video, their employees are entirely self-managed and contribute to the company in whatever way they see fit. Decisions like equipment ...
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Interview: How to respond to questions about salary?

I recently had a phone interview with a company that I had applied to. I believe it was with an HR person. She asked 1) How much do I want to make in this position I'm applying for and 2) How much do ...
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What do Toastmasters roles do for hiring?

Is it helpful to include Toastmasters on your resume? Do HR people care about that? If so, what should you include? The awards you've achieved? The roles and jobs (e.g., club president) you had? Do ...
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Resignation - My replacement discussed in my presence

I resigned from my current job. Hoping things will stay quiet (which it never does) and I accept that, things have become quite awkward. Firstly, my boss came to me, asking me to give exact details ...
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How much should I insist on a job? [closed]

I would love to have a certain job in another company, they did the initial phone interview and then nothing happened from there. I think I'm not very good at interviews, not because I get too ...
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what to do when there are rumors of firing employees on their increment day

I am working for a company which opened its regional office in my country since last year. I started 11 months ago and I was told by HR that company has bright future and it values its employees by ...
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341 views

Unable to mingle with coworkers even after a couple of years

I am a test engineer, and have switched my company a couple of years back. I had a very good rapport with people in my team, during the five years I worked in a previous company. However, the ...
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In Europe, what can HR people really see about job applicants?

Online information divides roughly into 3 categories: What I advertise to prospective employers (e.g. StackOverflow, Xing, LinkedIn) What is available about me under my real name, but isn't ...
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Is it appropriate to show Prior Offer Statements and Benefits from other companies to push for extra vacation time?

I work work a programmer in IT in a ~100 people company. My company offers 2 weeks of vacation days. Due to various personal, family, and lifestyle circumstances I have the need to request an ...
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How to deal with understanding the reason behind a layoff and capturing unsaid signs / issues that could have been a reason for the same

I have been laid off, and I am really trying to understand the reasons / reasoning behind it. Below is the context: We knew before hand that our company is going to do the process of layoffs. As a ...
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163 views

Can micromanaging issue could be brought up as an ethical issue? [closed]

“Micromanagement is a personality aberration of insecure individuals.” — Susan K. O’Brien, organizational specialist “One micromanager can do more damage to an organization than termites in ...
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HR asking me to fill a form with my personal details for the office's directory, but I don't want to share my cell phone number with coworkers

I don't mind giving my personal information to the HR staff, but they want to publish my residential and cell phone number in the office directory. I don't have a residential phone, and I am not ...
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At what point is it unacceptable for a company to not have anyone in a human resources role? [closed]

I work for a small company that is part of a closely-related group of small companies that are owned by the same handful of people. Between these 3-4 companies, there are maybe a total of 20-30 ...
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243 views

Difference Between Increment and appraisal [closed]

Am facing a issue in my office. Which is the salary hike. one year have been completed in office for me. I asked HR about the salary increment. BUT he is saying like it will be done in Appraisal. Am ...
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how long should I wait to hear back? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview for a factory. (This is going to get confusing so bare with me) I applied for a machine operator, and they interviewed me for a line worker. Well after looking over my resume ...
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HR Rep helping me left the company with no word

I am unsure of how to progress on this matter: Four weeks ago I initially interviewed with an HR representative for 30 minutes. I updated her one week later as a courtesy e-mail informing her I had ...
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239 views

How does one get past HR Gatekeepers? [closed]

I am looking for a new job but, it seems to be a complete lottery in terms of getting past the recruitment gatekeepers. It seems that, if you ask 5 HR consultants what should be on a CV, you'll ...
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How detailed are employers in background checks? [closed]

I understand that employers will check employment and academic history including the dates. But does anyone know if they will check the specific projects/tasks that you mention in your resume? Is ...
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How should I reply to an email which feels unprofessional after declining a technical interview/test?

I recently got a telephone call regarding a new opportunity. We scheduled a technical Android test completion date on the coming Sunday/Monday. The other party asked me how much I was getting paid ...
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Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...
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168 views

How to handle stress and potential stress leave [duplicate]

Looking for advice on how to approach the experts involved and how to eliminate stress factors. How could one eliminate stress to avoid the situation of feeling the need to quit immediately due to it ...
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218 views

Waiting for response after quoting salary expectations? [closed]

I have interviewed for a reputed company (cash-rich) which had Phone Screening, Personality tests, Cognitive Ability Tests, one interview with Senior Manager, One Interview with Group Manager, and a ...
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Is possible company will let go background check

I have been employed by my company for 5 months now as a developer and they have a client that asked to have every employee with access to customer data checked with a background check. They are ...
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New seating arrangement - male got a cube, female got the bench [closed]

I am female. I was hired at exactly the same time another employee who is a man (and we started on the same day). I have significantly more experience than he does. We are the newest hires. We are ...
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I am a software contractor and I had to be hospitalized for several days for a mental health condition, now I might lose my job

Basically, past Sunday night I informed my manager via e-mail that I was admitting myself to the hospital. I'd rather not say the exact symptoms but I was not thinking correctly or safely. I have ...
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Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
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How to react to HR's mandate of work week hours? [closed]

When the HR was giving the induction presentation around three months back for the post of trainee at a Software company to me, I explicitly asked them what are the timings? HR: We bill our clients ...
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Employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation

I've notified my employer about my resignation, and it's been one month already, but they still haven't managed to hire an employee that fits my current position. I'm the only developer in this ...
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Human Resources breach of confidentiality? [closed]

I was discussing my future at my company with our HR head. I'm currently an intern/ executive administrative assistant and was trying to determine if there was possibility to move up in the company. I ...
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Does “senior” in a job title like “senior software developer” denote educational attainment? [closed]

In my performance review, my manager told me that he compared my salary against prevailing market rates by searching salary data for "Software Developer" and "C++ Developer". He said salary results ...
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As the 20-year old CEO of a startup IT company, what can I do to get older, more experienced people to take me seriously? [closed]

I'm the founder and head of a growing IT company. I went to a university (only finished my first year and a half) and was good with studies. I have 1 year of work experience (in an IT related field). ...
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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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Company Ebola Policies [closed]

Has anyone's company issued a policy regarding Ebola yet? Specifically, I am interested to learn what type of travel restrictions might be applied, and if there could be any potential blood testing or ...
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can having a suspected heart attack and awaiting an ambulance at work be included as absence? [closed]

I am facing redundancy and work is including the time from when I collapsed, was administered 1st Aid and awaiting the ambulance as absence. I start work at 8.30am and the incident happened at ...
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How to justify switching research disciplines after Ph.D for a fresh recruit?

Consider engineering disciplines A and B. Assume that the mathematical skills required for A and B are same. Let us say I am a fresh Ph.D pass out in A and say I did a reasonable one compared to the ...
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Confused about my boss's behavior [closed]

I was struck with a serious illness and had to stay home for several days so I began to call my boss each day to inform him of my status. He told me it wasn't necessary to call him "every single day" ...
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Turned in 2 weeks notice, pressured to stay longer [closed]

I am a full time employee, and have been working for several months. I recently turned in my resignation with a two week notice. It was straight-forwardly explained and gracefully accepted. Later ...
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How to switch career into HR? [closed]

A female companion of mine has spent the last 3 years as a software engineer (Java). Now she's thinking of switching careers into HR. Here is a list of activities she's hoping to get involved in once ...
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Need you inputs with dealing location transfer [closed]

I am currently working as a individual contributor with IT Product based MNC and i have been star performer through out my 4 years of exp with this firm. i & my wife work for different ...
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What should I do in a information call from the company of my interest?

I am a Ph.D candidate going to pass out from my uni and I received a call from a company I adore very much and wish to join. I was told by the HR that this is completely a non-technical information ...