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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I've not received my last pay check from my contracting firm. What should I do? [closed]

I am in a bit of a pickle. I took a position with a major corporation about a month ago. I really like the company, the people I work with and the managers. I am very happy with my current work ...
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Include a Start-up that didn't launch on resume if unemployed for a year?

I worked at the same company for 24 yrs and progressed to a supervisor role over that time. Once laid off my wife and I looked into starting a mobile medical office to the point of having a business ...
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Dealing with frustrated outbursts from colleague in hall

In my hall, there's one person who occasionally has frustrated outbursts. He'll suddenly swear and bang on his keyboard and desk for a few moments. I talked to him once after asking him if things ...
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HR person asked what salary I had in mind during a call, but I didn't ask for enough. Any way to remedy this when they come back with concrete offer? [duplicate]

HR called me up during the day to ask for references. They said they would check on the references then when that all checks out, call me again with a verbal offer (and go from there, whether I agree ...
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Renewing contract/employment, when should you ask for a raise

I'm currently working as a programming and developement coop student for a large FI in Canada. At the end of the month my contract will end and I will be 're-hired' as a part time employee while I ...
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Some comments have been made about me in the exit interviews of people in my department, Do I have right to see them [closed]

I have been made aware of some comments made about me in exit interviews by people who worked in my department. HR have not forwarded them to me, but spoken with my line manager. She has not told me ...
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204 views

When taking leave for major depressive disorder, how can I best protect my rights in event of termination? [closed]

I have a long history of major depressive disorder. I've been under a psychiatrist's care and we have determined a Family Medical Leave Absence is necessary immediately. I work for a smallish ...
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Employer rescinded offer and other strange behavior [duplicate]

I received a job offer from Saudi One, the big consultant company. I received and accepted an offer letter 6 months ago. I submitted my original certificate and they were processing my visa when ...
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128 views

Apply again after a bad presentation [duplicate]

Some time ago, I tried to apply for a job and, I must say, I acted in a really poor way. Let me explain: I had a job, and I was happy with it, but I wanted to have some fresh air and switch ...
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Friend read ticket not meant for him, implying he had nothing to do

A few days ago, my friend received a ticket that was not meant for him. He automatically opened it and started reading through it. After a few lines he understood that this ticket was not meant for ...
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Is it normal not know minimum pay until the end of the interview?

More and more often I am being contacted on various professional social networks by HR people with mail like this: Hi (your name), I'm interested in your profile so I would like to know if you ...
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479 views

My manager wants me transfer to another location that I am not comfortable with

I am currently working in a place that is near my home. My manager wants me to transfer to some other place that I don't want to go. How can I tell him politely that I don't want to, so that I can ...
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What do I do when I have an interview with company B during my work period with company A and the HR in company B is unresponsive to my email?

I am currently working for company A in the form of a contract, until August. I just started a week ago in company A. Today and I received an interview from company B and ask me to have an interview ...
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1k views

How To Build A Business Case For Hiring New People?

I have identified that we are under-resourced in our team based on the volume of workload and methods of dealing with this high volume - lots of task switching to keep multiple projects going at the ...
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Applying for 2 different jobs in same company?

I have registered with 2 recruiting companies few months before. Now I have been called from both recruiting companies for 2 different vacancies, but same Employer. For 1 vacancy my CV has shortlisted ...
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Why is there a stigma in corporations against revealing hourly rates and salaries? Anyone implement “transparent salaries” policy?

I always wondered about the stigma against revealing hourly rates and salaries to coworkers. I just started a company and we made a "transparent salary" policy where everyone knows exactly how much ...
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How can I explain away job-hopping 3 jobs in a year?

I was working in an IT company as a developer, then I got chance to work in an MNC company as a DBA, so I joined the new company. After a week, they said DBA means "data analyser". I felt that I was ...
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5answers
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No salary increment so want to relieve within a month [closed]

I am working as a software engineer with a 2 year agreement. HR said that I would get a salary increment after 1 year of the joining date, but I didn't get any salary increment. HR said after the ...
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294 views

How to prepare for people who have been made offers not joining [closed]

You have a vacancy and you go through resumes, interview people & you finally make an offer to someone for the job. They accept and say they will join in a month's time. Now 10 days before the ...
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2answers
450 views

How to ask a multinational company if a job offer is not a scam?

I was following a job lead in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Finally they offered me a huge package. After receiving the offer letter, I informed my family. Someone in my family start putting doubts ...
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Should I approach someone about their immodest attire?

While what may be deemed immodest by one person may be completely different to another, my question does not depend on what is 'immodesty'. Rather, if someone were to feel uncomfortable with what ...
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How can I politely ask a recruiter of a start-up firm about on-time salary?

I have received an offer from a firm which is more of a start-up nature. Since they are willing to make a good offer I am a lil' apprehensive of the credibility of the same. I continue to wonder ...
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Bypass HR to talk to a hiring manager

I recently came across an online job posting for a position nearly identical to what I do now but at a competing university. For various reasons I would like to move to that university so I wrote a ...
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How to deal with a job which is very demanding and might be under-eligible for doing it?

I am constantly feeling overwhelmed in this job and there is never a sense of comfort. I remember being someone who liked challenges, but one at a time. My job is really good for someone who is ...
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Work-environment: how to handle consequences of assumptions [closed]

I have been fortunate enough to work in Indonesia for a couple of years, immediately after graduating from college. I noticed some problems that always arise that are not easy to solve. One of the ...
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How common is a Scent Free workplace, and how can we clearly define the policy?

I am a member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee in the company that I work for, and we are currently looking at some Air Quality complaints stemming from the overuse of Cologne and Perfumes. ...
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Taking a Job Offer Now…But Still Looking for Another One [duplicate]

I am in a tough situation. My current job is going through layoffs. I don't feel secure in my position and I have been looking for a new position for about 7-8 months now. I finally got an offer that ...
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271 views

Will not disclosing that I worked as a contractor not an employee count against me in a hiring decision? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer for a job that I really want. However, I did not include on my resume that I work as a contractor in my current position, nor I did in the application. However, I put ...
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772 views

Deciding how many people to lay off, assuming attrition will follow

From what I've seen in the US high-tech sector, unless the job market is absolutely brutal, a layoff will be followed by more people leaving on their own in the next few months. Are there rules of ...
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358 views

How to advise subordinate that second job is not in his long-term interests?

A junior member of my (small - 4 staff members) department has been with us full-time for almost three years. However, he has also kept a job working in a restaurant for three nights a week, and I'm ...
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Relieving letter lieu(instead) of 2 months salary

I worked in a PSU bank for 4 months and resigned in 2011. I served 1 month notice period out of 3 months notice period. Since then I haven't worked anywhere. Now that I will be joining another ...
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Why do you want to close your business and work for us?

For the last 10 years I was a very active entrepreneur, as a founder or taking part in other start ups. Even though I got some money and clients, I decided to move on and find a job at another ...
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How do I go about asking my employer about the salary range for a position?

I want to know what the salary ranges are for different levels at my workplace. Is it OK to ask HR that sort of question? Is it common? I'm curious because a position that is similar to mine was ...
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How should I deal with bullying while looking for a new job?

I'm working as a (female) IT technician in a worldwide company (located in Central Europe, Austria). I've been here 1.5 years. I'm turning 21 this month, so it's my first job. The basic work is okay, ...
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Is this an employee confidentiality breach?

This is from a friend: Unbeknownst to me, I was granted stock options back in January by my company but the VP gave the RSU letter to my coworker (not clear on why) and she's had it for 3 ...
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Negotiating joining date with future employer due to extended notice period

I wanted to know how to deal and negotiate with new employer regarding joining date and required leaves few days after joining. I tried all i can with my current employer to not get notice period ...
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Company behaving very oddly (and rudely) after phone interview [closed]

In August 2013 I've applied for what I can only describe as the job I've been dreaming of for the last 20 years. It should be noted that this is a big and respected company, but it is on the other ...
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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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What is it like being on the HR side of a salary negotiation?

Most of the questions on this board are about new employees negotiating salary from their perspective. I wonder if anyone could tell me about what it is like doing this from the HR perspective. More ...
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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 ...