Questions tagged [human-resources]

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 can contribute to an organization. Likewise, other terms sometimes used include "manpower", "talent", "labor" or simply "people".

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Disrespectful exchange with company Director, currently feeling unmotivated and am unsure what to do

Background: I've been at my current place of employment for 18 months as a developer. I have in that time made some mistakes as I'm sure someone with the same tenure would, but I've had a lot more ...
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59 days passed and Full and Final settlement

I hate to write this but I really need your suggestions. I joined a company in November 2019. Everything was going fine until in July 20th I received a phone call from HR that 20th July is my last ...
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Denied job, possibly since I am outside the country

I am a software developer looking to change current jobs. I went through a round of many interviews (all online) with a company that is stateside, plus received positive feedback on all of the ...
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Senior executive visit to see me? [duplicate]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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What should I do if I know one of the leaders in my company faked his work history?

Please note I have used slightly modified job titles to describe this without showing who's behind the scene. I work at an established corporate, and the head of my department (Marketing) was someone ...
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Meeting with my Boss’s Boss’s Boss? [closed]

On Tuesday afternoon I received an invite via administrative assistant to meet with our senior executive my boss’s boss’s boss in three weeks. She wanted to make sure that I’ll be back from vacation ...
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Company is not releasing me and trying to hold me illegally

I have resigned from company A after working for 20 days. In the offer letter that I had accepted before joining, there was no mention of probation clause (probation period being 3 months) Now that I ...
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Patent applications upon leaving a company

I'm working in a large tech company in the US. I want to know in a top tech company, what will usually happen to our submitted patents when we leave the company? What happens to the bonus and the ...
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New Employee Production Scale [closed]

I work in data entry and need to create a production scale for new employees. If a veteran employee is expected to key 30 items an hour, what’s an acceptable percentage for a new employee to key?
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How to describe essential elements of personnel policies

We are a small organization (<20 full time staff, <$10M revenue). Our Board is trying to onboard a new management team. We want to formulate some short term goals for the next few months. One of ...
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Can an employer dismiss an employee for saying they are considering leaving and might have a formal offer soon?

My wife has been offered a role within the NHS and as part of the process, they wish to contact her current employer for a reference prior to making an unconditional offer, sending the contract, and ...
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Writing a negative annual review (with negative comments about the reviewer)

I love the company that I work at; however, since the integration of colleagues from a business that we bought (around a year ago) the working conditions have really taken a turn for the worse. I have ...
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How to tell HR about getting sick leave but not sick?

I sent a message today to our HR informing them that I won't be able to work today and I applied for sick leave because I'm not feeling well. But the fact is I'm not really sick, I don't have a fever ...
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How do i justify myself to a prospective employer why I'm quitting a job that i joined two months back?

I'm an indian and i finished my graduation in 2015. Then joined a service based MNC in feb 2016 and worked there for a year and half. I quit the company(Aug 2017) in order to pursue higher studies. ...
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Part of an HR plot without knowing it: are these HR machinations normal?

This question derives from the outcome of my other one and what happened next. For all the details, please read the linked question. After M joined back the company, they organized a party with myself,...
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How to answer “why did you leave your last job?” if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...
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How to avoid discussing salary during initial screening, leaving it for the end of the interview process?

During recruitment, I thought the best thing to do about salary is to leave discussing it at the very end, when you have "sold" yourself to the hiring manager and there might be more ...
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Hiring process taking too long, now I have a visa problem and have to renew my contract with my old employer, what shall I do?

Please find the below timeline for the Interview Process: 26th May: HR Contacted me to have my profile 1st Of June: 1st Round of Interview 3rd of June: 2nd Round of Interview 8th of June: 3rd Round ...
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Should I give a feedback to this hiring process? What feedback should I give?

T.L.D.R.: I have been excluded after a second programming exercise where i was asked to provide a correct, efficient solution without using compilers or documentation, and without having the chance to ...
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Headhunter on behalf employer requested “Reference Letter”

A few days ago a headhunter called me and offered me a vacancy that might be suited for someone with my skills and I accepted the offer. After that she emailed me a formal interview letter with date &...
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Cover Letter Format

I am recently in between jobs and I was applying for a position for this company however I was a little confused about how to write it's cover letter. The company sent me a list of various criteria on ...
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Childcare FSA was entered incorrectly and HR says they can't address the issue

During open enrollment, I opened FSAs for healthcare and childcare which are "known" expenses for my family to take advantage of the tax break and account balance forwarding. Like any other ...
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Should my line manager know why my colleague left?

I work in a small software team in the UK (so UK law applies here). I was recently informed that my colleague of over 10 years was leaving this week. Things have been 'unpleasant' since our company ...
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What happens when company accuses you of fraud? [closed]

One of my friends friend(let's call him Harry) who I know is accused of fraud from a company he worked some time ago. What happens next, will he be able to continue work at some other company? Of-...
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Temporarily working abroad while in normal circumstances being based in the UK

I currently work for an American company but I am based in the UK. Due to covid-19, my job is now fully remote, and I am working from my family home. A few friends in the same industry as mine, are ...
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How can I minimize the damage of my PhD advisor's bad recommendation when applying for industry jobs?

This question is about the power of PhD advisors on industry job (non-research) applications. I did not get along well with my former PhD advisor. I was able to defend and graduate; however, I have ...
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Was I fired or let go? [closed]

Before covid I was working at two places. One place let me go because I was no longer needed but offered me a job when covid settles down. The other place I had to limit my availability(due to ...
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'Deprioritised' after accepting conditional employment offer in favour of applicants to permanent roles:explain resulting hardship/get re-prioritised?

I have fulfilled all the conditions set for me in an offer for a 3-month contract for a junior NHS role in Wales, but the NHS Trust seems to want to stall the clearance process indefinitely for me ...
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My boss is upset that I gave my doctors note saying I should self isolate for two weeks to HR and not her

I’d like to preface this that work knows that I have a disability. I have heard comments from my boss like “I want whatever your taking” because I was calm and professional in a meeting, in a ...
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Leaving current job, HR asking for name of new company of employment. Am I entitled to keep that private? [duplicate]

I was blessed with a new job opportunity which I have taken. Having put in my 2 weeks with my current employer, I am being asked by HR to fill out a pre-exit-interview survey. One of the questions ...
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New potentially chronic health condition means I may not be the same engineer as before

I am fortunate, I work for a large and stable company and in general, management is fair, I would even say more compassionate than not. Since the beginning of the year, I've had an issue with chronic ...
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Returning to work but unsure about COVID-19 precautions

I have to return to my place of work (based in UK) to carry out essential jobs after working from home for some weeks. My employer has forwarded around a presentation to those having to go to work, ...
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Employee Complaints of “Micromanaging” about New Manager

I recently took over a bigger office and half of my team were recently hired right before I got here. And I also have a new boss now. This location has been struggling for the past few years with ...
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HR Forcing to submit documents prior to give offer

At first, I have received call from Company HR to asking if I am exploring new jobs and normal things about my carrier. Then after confirmation, there were two rounds of interviews over phone and ...
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Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?

Everybody in our office is still working at home due to COVID. The other day, I had a Zoom call with several people in the organization. Not thinking about it, I was smoking a cigarette while my ...
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What is the point of the HR questions during programmer interview? [closed]

Seriously, there is a set of HR questions which are IMO plain stupid and pretty ridiculous. I had interview today for a position which was 1000% match on my CV in my opinion one of two options ...
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How to convince boss that we need more employees?

After joining a company as a low-level manager I discovered my task scope is much bigger than what I expected. That's not a problem in itself - I have enough experience to lead these projects and ...
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Asking management to hire more developers

Last year I took a job doing machine learning for a small company right after finishing my masters in which I was doing mostly AI research and managed to publish some stuff. At work, I'm the only one ...
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Is there such a thing as “planned sick leave”?

Question Does the concept of "planned sick leave" as in time off work planned in advance for medical reasons exist out there? Or is it totally unheard of? I found this question, which seems to imply ...
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Company HR asking questions on my hiring process, should I worry?

I was hired by my current employer about 4 years ago. At that time, the company was very compartmentalized: every division had its own HR, its own administration, its own management, its own ...
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My Boss/Managing Director Became aggressive towards me, What should I do [closed]

I work as an Employee and around 1 year ago I was promoted to be a Director and shareholder within the business. Last week my boss asked me to call a meeting with the divisional managers he wanted ...
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Applied to test myself now have multiple job offers

A few months ago I got fired from 2 jobs back to back after couple of weeks. It was quite brutal they said I am not up to standards. I think it was partly true. I was complacent at work. I made a lot ...
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Can an employer use discretion for furlough?

I left my job on 15/02/2020 (last payment date 25/02/2020) due to bullying which lead me to a nervous breakdown. Due to the state of my mental health this was something I decided on quite quickly and ...
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Relieving is approved from HR side but he applied own terms and conditions for F&F due to COVID-19

I resigned from my current company (a German MNC) on 16 of March 20. Yesterday, 14 of April 20 was my last working day as per my job contract. My HR relieved me on 14 of April, but he applied some ...
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Manager put hands on me for a joke, left marks on body

While looking out a window with another employee manager x came up from behind and surprised me by putting one hand on my shoulder and the other he formed in the shape of a finger gun all the while ...
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How to include online business and few other things as work experience in resume for a fresher?

I'm in a college. Two years ago while I was still in college, I used to build online businesses for myself and brainstorm different ideas to generate revenue for me. I also used to help people with ...
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I'm about to graduate. Should I include a previously halfway completed academic program on my resume?

After school I went to college. I studied there for 2 years (the program was of 4 years) but for some personal reasons, I dropped out and then got myself enrolled in a different college and program. ...
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Can I mention tech stack in Employment Reference Letter for “Software engineer”?

Can I mention tech stack in the "Roles and Responsibilities" part of the reference letter ?. "Employment Reference Letter" is required for Visa/PR/New Job. And Letter looks something like this ...
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Possibility of cancelling Summer Internship at a start-up due to COVID-19

I recently got an internship offer at a start-up for Summer. Here is the offer I received on March 14. The team really appreciated meeting with you, and we would like to extend you an offer for ...
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IS the given mail is good for follow up with HR - How can I improve it

This ism my mail I have been interviewed at comopmayName for Mobile application developer. This is just follow up mail. My skills are: A, B, C Reason for change: Financial and professional ...

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