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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Might lose job and have no income due to insulting my coworker

I was one of the first people to join an online meeting with coworkers today. Usually, most attendees are up to 10 minutes later before the actual meeting gets started. One of my senior colleagues, ...
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Breach of my Confidentiality

I sent an email exclusively to my HR manager with the subject 'P&C' from my personal email address and after attending a self funded counselling session. The email was about my very personal ...
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Didn't Hear from HR after Selected in Interview

I was selected for a particular post in a investment banking company. We had 3 interviews, 2 being technical and 1 being HR. They didn't say I was selected but only told that they are positive about ...
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How do I articulate clearly selection criteria when I want to move from academia (after Science Ph.D.) to industry and work for that employer?

After the Ph.D. (in Molecular Sci), I decided to move to the industry job. When I am writing job application selection criteria essays (this is a must thingy in Australia), How do I articulate clearly ...
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Do HR people get help from a technical colleague when screening CVs for technical job applications?

I got a screening call from HR and she sounded she doesn't know anything about the job description. I doubt she understood my cover letter either. But since she called me what does that mean? Does it ...
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Working hours in EU with multiple jobs

I am working as an International research assistant (in a University Library) in Germany, a startup (based in London) ask me to work as a research consultant (kind of freelancer, 5-10 hours per week). ...
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Is this HR behaviour a red flag?

So I've been through an exhaustive ~1-year hiring/immigration process in order to acquire a work permit with a new company that wishes to hire me. All the immigration documents have been approved at ...
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How to write a forced resignation letter?

The university that I work at is asking me to resign in lieu of termination. I have basically been told that if I don't resign I will be terminated. My manager and HR have asked me to send them my ...
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New employer keeps changing contract details [closed]

I have just been offered a job and I accepted it on the spot. Here’s the problem, when I applied initially they were offering a full-time contract with a certain pay but after being hired I was told ...
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Should I agree to my manager's resignation offer or wait to be terminated?

I work as a developer for a university in the US. Due to various reasons, my manager feels that my performance is not good enough and that the role is not a good fit for me. He has talked to HR a few ...
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Performance review based on leave days

Edit: I believe my question has been misunderstood. I have probably not formulated it correctly. My company gives 6 weeks of vacation and we work 4 days a week (30 hours). The question was not related ...
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How to write email to HR for the adjustment of past leaves?

In our organization when earned leaves are unutilized and reaches maximum number of leaves, new leaves doesn't get accrued. When max limit of such EL reaches, employees are required to write an email ...
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I may have been too hard during negotiating a salary; can I send an email saying that my numbers were more like a target than a hard-cutoff sum?

I've had a job interview recently. They asked me (via a phonecall), before they write an offer up, which salary range I was thinking about. I said a target amount which is higher (albeit not super ...
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What's the goal of HR departments, anyway (for a career change perspective)?

I have a computer science background, but I always see myself as a people person, rather than a computer nerd. I've lived in three different continents and worked with international colleagues over a ...
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Should I talk confidentially to HR about my unattainable sales goals

Summary: Should I discreetly discuss with HR how I don't believe I - or anyone - will be successful in my position at our company? I work at a large multinational in an industrial B2B role as BDM for ...
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Should I be worried about a change of company name on my contract?

The company I work for, CompanyA, was recently taken over by CompanyB and all CompanyA employees were asked to sign new contracts which gave us better benefits than we previously had with CompanyA. On ...
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Coworker says disgusting things so I stopped talking to him. Now he's demanding to know why I'm being quiet and not talking?

A bit of a follow up to Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive "jokes". What to expect? I have a coworker who says really disgusting and obscene things at work. I was going ...
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Decided to report coworker for his consistent offensive “jokes”. What to expect?

There's someone at work who says a lot of disgusting and inappropriate things. I think he thinks he's being funny. It's reached the point where I don't feel comfortable saying anything. Given the ...
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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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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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