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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Reneged offer Company wants to contact new company

I recently reneged on an offer of Company A as the new offer from Company B I got was a dream offer as it aligned very well with my skills and career goals. The HR person from A wants to contact B to ...
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Information to share with recruiter?

I been looking for a job a 2 months now and been having a lot of calls from recruiter. But lately I been really keeping eye on what sort of questions I am being asked e.g What is your date of birth ...
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unofficial telecommuting brings the envy of colleagues..what if there is an HR confrontation

I'm a contracts manager for a public biopharmaceutical company. We do not have a work-from-home policy absent inclement weather. I'm not a lawyer by training but spend most of my time redlining ...
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Is it ethical for an employer to force its employees to take vacation time? [closed]

My company, like most every other company, has a published list of paid holidays. In December, the only paid day off is the 25th. Last year, everyone was notified that the office would be closed the ...
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Is there a way to confirm if you've been blacklisted by the HR department of a company?

A few months ago I was pretty certain I was about to be made redundant and acted rather unprofessionally (i.e. desperate as hell) to a company which I interviewed with and whom promised to give me a ...
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Thank you response from HR, negative sign?

One recruiter called me said that I was shortlisted in their candidate list*(which I had applied some where like mid of 2015, and also I went to their technical and practical interviews)* and asked me ...
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How to report someone to HR when no longer work for company [closed]

Recently I worked at a job and believe I should report my former manager to human resources. His attitude and demeanor was very rude/hostile/aggressive/abrasive, both when speaking about work and ...
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How do I handle interviews nicely if I don't like HR? [closed]

In my country, it is common culture for HR to be insulting. They will ask illegal questions. They will make you jump through hoops, not to prove your skill, but to prove you really want the job. The ...
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Is it appropriate to inform HR that a colleague has made past (disproved) accusations of harassment in the context of a new accusation?

TL;DR Is it ever appropriate to raise with HR that a colleague has made (subsequently disproved) accusations against colleagues in past workplaces? Background A manager at my company (let's call ...
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How can I make a case to be moved back to my preferred shift?

When I started this contract, I was working 4 ten hour days Mon-Thur on swing shift. Then I got hired full time and was essentially forced to work three 12 hour days Fri-Sun or I'd lose my job. Is ...
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Dollar value changing fast and salary doesn't change

US dollar is changing very fast in my country now. I'm working for a foreign company and I get a very satisfactory salary. But my consideration is as the US dollar is fluctuating rapidly, should I ...
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Does bad HR mean a bad company? [closed]

It has happened multiple times for me: Someone in the company refers me or I apply for a job, technical interview goes very well and technical team/person seems very interested and excited. Then a HR ...
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Will a background check disclose the employment relationship?

Can you help me understand background checks a bit more? Will a company disclose whether my employment relationship was a regular full-time or 1099 contract? Thank you!
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What's the most satisfied year of your career? What should I say? [closed]

I went to an interview and the person who interviewed me asked "What is the most satisfied year of your career?". I know this is a meaningless question to be asked from someone who has worked for ...
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386 views

How learn company policies relevant to quitting without revealing that I'm leaving?

I work in the US. I've accepted a position at another firm. The start date is about six weeks out, in the new calendar year. I have questions for HR about their policies about departing employees, ...
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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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Company hired me for a position but I am doing something else [closed]

A year ago I worked in a company as "senior engineer" on a large public facing website. Not the job of my life, but at least in the line of what I like to do. Then a large computer manufacturer ...
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274 views

How can HR speed up recruitment and create a contingency plan in a company with severe attrition? [closed]

I work at a company with a software team of a little more than a hundred people, and the company is seeing at least three to four resignations every month from the software team alone. It takes HR ...
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Should I wait or should I grab the existing opportunity? [closed]

I applied for two companies and I and I thought I had received both jobs. Company A emailed me a job offer a day before Company B. It was basically just a plain job offer sheet stating all benefits ...
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Being singled out for pay deductions

I work as an online developer for a UK distribution company, and am paid a salary monthly. A few weeks ago I noticed that I was deducted 2.5 hours of pay after being late in to work due to a fatal ...
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Risks involved in fraternizing with subordinate, and how to manage them? [duplicate]

Let's get this out of the way first: sensibility says the answer is going to be "the safest option is to not let it happen in the first place". I'm fully aware, and already considering that as an ...
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HR says all employees required to talk to a salesman about a benefit — how to respond?

I work for a large government employer - a community college district in the US with thousands of employees. I received an email from HR saying that all employees were required to meet with a ...
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Voluntary self identification of a disability form - should I discose my RA? [closed]

I have rheumatoid arthritis. Should I fill out the "voluntary self identification of a disability" form? I have worked for this company over 20 years. We do have a functional abilities test that ...
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Can anything be done by HR if you have been moved too many times from manager to manager? [closed]

I have had 6 managers in as many years. The organizational shifts may make sense at a higher level, however I find myself spinning my wheels over and over for the past 5 years. Each time I change ...
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Is approaching another team leader for a job insubordination?

I am having major inter-personal issues with my manager (A), and approached the leader/manager of another team (B) in the same department to see if he plans to expand his team. Well, B told A about my ...
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Why is the company refusing to pay me more than my manager?

This happened some time ago as I was working for a small company that was later acquired by a giant multinational company. The small company used to be run by a single owner who had no rules for ...
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Can HR penalize me for something I said in a bar during my free time? [closed]

The Scenario There is a large group of us at work who mingle socially. Generally every Friday we go to a bar after work, sometimes we meet up on weekends, go climbing etc. During this time we joke ...
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Possible fraudulent mail received regarding employee benefits

I am a relatively new employee and I'm only several weeks into my new job. Today I received a letter in the mail regarding my employee benefits account being successfully set up, the particular type ...
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Thank You email for recruitment

They told the HR manager will send me the job details and application forms. I was interviewed by the Project Manager and I didn't meet the HR manager. The thing is I was told to join on Friday for ...
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How to cite two different projects for one employer

How do I go about listing two separte projects for the same employer on the resume? My first project was implementing web services for a java enterprise application, and second project was ...
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205 views

Questions that you shouldn't forget to ask in a HR interview [closed]

I will be having an interview with HR after the technical interview. Basically what kind of valid questions should I want to ask from them?
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292 views

How to reply an employer that I am still in the market looking for job?

I recently applied for a position.The employer mailed me saying that its for more experienced person and "If you are still in the market for new employment with a young, growing commercial IT business ...
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Gap of 4-5 months in my resume after graduating, due to health reasons. How do I deal with that? [duplicate]

I graduated from Computer Science this summer and so far I've been unemployed for two months due to a health issue that prevents me from performing properly as a programmer. I even had secured a job ...
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Why can I not get ahold of HR to followup on an internship application status? [closed]

I have tried on multiple occasions to call the Human Resources department regarding my internship applications, only to be continuously (total of three phone calls over two days) turned down at the ...
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708 views

Appropriate response to candidate deciding whether to accept another job offer?

We have a process where we interview our top three candidates and if none of them appear appropriate we interview our next three preferred candidates the next week. (We are a small firm so cannot ...
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What is Passport Number in Appointment Letter for? [closed]

I am applying an abroad company and they offer me to become their employee, without send me any offer letter or other letter, only by conversation in email. Then, they ask whether they can proceed ...
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HR Department that keeps track of my profile updates on job portals? [closed]

My company's HR department crawls leading job sites for profile updates from current employees. Now I don't know if companies usually indulge in this sort of snooping but I am really shocked and ...
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Using a Post-it note instead of an accompanying letter when sending documents

I received a job offer on relative short term notice. Everything was settled by phone, but obviously I had to sign a contract and send it back to the company. Instead of writing and printing a full ...
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Appropriateness of asking personal questions of employees?

So, I happened to be watching Undercover Boss tonight, and in one of the jobs the CEO starts asking some personal questions of his employees - like: how old are you? do you have kids? where did ...
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31 days to be paid or 29 days, If joining is from first day of the month [closed]

I have a query, if a new employee start working from 3rd day, let say Monday. Will the employer need to pay the employee 31 days salary or only 29th days excluding the Saturday and Sunday. And the ...
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How should I handle my current employer requesting an extended notice period?

I got a job offer from a very good company, but my current company has created some problems related to my my departure. My current company have requested that my notice period be extended for a ...
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Offered resignation but company doesn't want to start the notice period until they've accepted it

I am working in a service based company. I got a new offer so I have put down my papers. I have resigned in Aug and I will be relieved of duty in Oct. But my manager accepted my resignation in ...
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When are IT departments considered dominant or near dominant coalitions? [closed]

After working in four different organizations as a developer or business analyst role, I have noticed that IT departments and IS departments can be considered second-class citizens, even when they ...
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Omitted short-term job from job application and worried about background check

So I received a formal job offer last week, and I am now going through the background check process to get everything finalized. I have one job that I left off of my resume that was a six-week stint ...
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I initially planned to accept a job but I let my ego get hurt and now I'm not so sure [closed]

I applied for a position at an institution that's basically the same as the one I currently hold at my job now and they offered me the job today. They low balled me and then when I said I'd need the ...
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We are #1 in our industry. However because we aren't a hot startup anymore some workers leave. How to manage this?

We were a hot startup and, long story short, we've become a slow-growth (mature?) company being more or less #1 in our industry. However there are workers which are leaving our company. Asking them ...
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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, ...