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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Unpaid suspension due to management error

Two weeks ago, I was placed on a 3-day, unpaid, disciplinary suspension due to an error in a database. My job involves manually entering data into a database. When roughly three consecutive entries ...
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How do I respond to performance review pointing out me being behind schedule and directing my focus towards meeting deadlines?

In the context of performance appraisal I have an option to sign the document electronically to acknowledge that performance has been discussed. I can Agree, Disagree and also have an option to enter ...
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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Professional ladder for software engineering team [closed]

I am a software engineer who is now in charge of putting in place a compensation ladder for my dev team, and I am looking for examples/references from which I could get some inspiration. I have been ...
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Need to Change Teams: Who to Talk With?

TL; DR Want to change teams to escape horrendous line manager. To ask to change, first approach hiring manager of potential new team? Or HR? Or manager-of-manager? Or someone else? Wait till dust ...
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What to do when employees are dissatisfied with the salary, however there is no possibility to increase it?

I work as a consultant, and conduct an organizational climate measurement for a client company. What I found is that the workers are not satisfied with their wages (which is understandable since most ...
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Is it acceptable to prorate PTO promised in an Offer Letter?

I received an informal offer from a software company which included 0 hours of PTO. I countered the offer and was promised 10 days (80 hours) of PTO. With this apparent "signing bonus" as the deciding ...
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Manager keeps trying to delay my internal transfer due to project deadlines and delays

Background / current role: I'm a software engineer and I've been working almost alone on a project which has an impact on the whole company (big company 10,000+ employees). The project has been ...
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Manager ignores workplace violence

Yesterday, I witnessed a very violent physical fight at work. It was between two grown men, both peers on my team. Basically, one guy walked up and criticized another guy's work. Shouting ensued, ...
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Telecommute - How to complain about selective telecommute privileges

I work in a company in USA where some teams or individuals are fully remote. Our company is trying to get people to work in an office whenever possible, even in situations where it would not make ...
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Still placed in same position without giving any reason [closed]

In IT I was joined as software Trainee and after a year and half now I was still placed in same software trainee position followed by less increment.I'm now working on small project, whereas my all ...
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Background check is taking a long time (pending misdemeanor on my record)

3 weeks ago, I enthusiastically received an offer from a top aerospace company for a software engineering position. I was referred by a former coworker and immediately received an offer upon ...
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My manager wants me to leave earlier than my two-weeks…?

My mind was made up and accepted a job offer. I called my manager to give him my two-week notice and he obviously wasn't thrilled of the prospect of another person leaving. (We've had very high ...
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How do I respectfully address new company initiative I disagree with?

I have been working at my company for about two years now. We are very diverse in all departments and have been very welcoming to all - several of my coworkers who are female / minority / etc. have ...
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Is it legal for my employer (UK) to ask personal questions?

My employer in the United Kingdom has been requested by a third party (whom we, the company, work for) that all employees complete a security related interview involving personal questions such as if ...
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job offer pulled away from hiring managers after they found out about DWAI from 4 years ago I was honest with HR but managers didn't know prior to HR

Job offer has been rescinded after the hiring mangers found out about a DWAI ("Driving While Ability Impaired") from 4 years ago which has come to light following going through DMV (Department of ...
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HR wants to keep having (unpaid) meetings with me and it's interfering with my other (paid) work

I work part time for a company. Recently the company was acquired, and the HR department is in another country/time zone. I reported an incident to HR. Now they want meetings with me and for me to ...
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Why would I sign a confidentiality agreement after reporting an issue to HR?

There is a social media group and I noticed someone posted saying they had trouble getting paid from an employer. I work for the employer too and said I have found them to be dishonest. My manager saw ...
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I am returning to a company, but I started another company before leaving this one. Is that okay?

I had joined a company and resigned within 4months and served my notice period for a month, after my resignation I joined a new company as a fresher a day prior to my last working day in my previous ...
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Calling out inappropriate behaviour

My direct manager is going through a typically traumatic family event at home, and I only know this because the company CFO inappropriately shared this in front of 100 people. I think it was ...
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How to deal with the HR who wants the employee to pass leave requests through Whatsapp even it is an emergency?

I am working in a Software corporate company. The HR working in this company introduces a new policy that every employee, whether they are availing a planned leave or unplanned leave (including ...
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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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HR trying to sabotage my wife's work because we're married [closed]

TLDR; My wife got a 1 month trial as a product manager and tester for a new product I'm directly designing and developing. HR hates the fact that we're married and is trying to seat her separate from ...
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Defense against HR bully

Today a HR representative (G) made a mistake; she left confidential material in the printer, and someone unknown put it on the desk of the person (P) whose name appears on top of the documents. P went ...
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Lack of communication from HR after internship offer? [duplicate]

I'm in college and I am searching for software engineering internships for the summer. I received a phone call and written offer from a big, local company about three weeks ago. The position starts in ...
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How to force disgruntled worker not to publicly disclose “GPL'ed code”

I'm currently the only HR worker at a medium sized engineering firm in Canada. There should normally be 2 additionally HR workers on-staff more senior than me, but one is on parental leave and the ...
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Reported a VP for harassment. He resigned during the investigation. What can I do

The VP asked me very inappropriate questions during office hours while no one was around and I said 'no' multiple times. Did more investigation on my own to see if anyone else was effected by him and ...
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How to ask for re-evaluation of salary and conditions when you are paid much less than the job market standard? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer working remotely for a company in a very developed country. I started working for them for a very minimal amount of money, because I just wanted to get started and hoped that ...
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HR head and others disliking me after seeing my social media

I know a couple of founders who have made significant wealth and they mentor me. I post this on LinkedIn and WhatsApp. I also try to show a good picture of life (giving a good impression about life.) ...
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When describing my skills, what is the short form of “I'm sensitive to others in the office and help them work together”?

I am very sensitive to how other people are doing in the office. In the past, I have helped people having a bad day, listened to their wild and fantastic and angry stories about coworkers and ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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Is it OK to call company for more details about a job post (not an application)?

I would like to ask whether it is generally considered OK to call the HR department of a company to ask for further details regarding a job post (not a job application). I work in the Civil ...
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Misclassified as part-time when working full-time

Background: Working in the US in Wisconsin. Started at Company X as part-time (9am - 2pm) Transitioned to full-time hours (9am - 5pm) Recently discovered that I was still classified as a part-time ...
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No response from HR, Whats wrong? [closed]

I interviewed @ relative large tech firm and got an cleared interview. I didnt know if they had more rounds, when HR called me with an intention to negotiate my compensation and so the conversation ...
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Miscommunication with new employer regarding Notice Period

I have job offer from europe but the company is delaying the process of obtaining my work permit. I am already done serving my notice period in my current organization in India. But i think there is ...
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HR reducing agreed salary

During a job interview with the lead engineer of a big company in the UK, I negotiated a salary after he told me I am accepted for the job and asked me about my salary expectations. Three months later,...
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Stop engineer from planning “bully projects”

I work for a enginering company where a few senior engineers got into a large fight that caused a lot of concern. The more senior engineer "stone walled" the not as senior engineer apparently, and the ...
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Should I give bad feeback about HR to the own HR?

Background I work in a tech company that used to be a startup a handful of years ago and thus lives in between the typical corporate live and the startup craziness. The culture is what you'd expect ...
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Being asked to give notice of resigning when I am only transferring to another department

Is it common or Legal for a Company to ask an employee to put in their two weeks in to resign just to apply for a job in a different department within the same company, in the same building?
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How to forward a friend's wife's profile to HR but not to refer her?

One of my friends recently called me up asking to refer his wife for a open position in the organization where I work. Being in a small office, I am really careful about whom do I refer. The reason I ...
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Is it right to ask about contract period in final tech interview?

I'm having a final-tech interview with the CTO which inside that interview HR and talent acquisition staff are also present. If interview goes well for the last interview I need to relocate to the ...
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I'm about to be promoted, but I'm afraid that HR will pull some stunts to prevent salary increasing as much as it should

Our team has grown a lot within the past 1 1/2 years, from 3 people to now 20 people, in two different locations. Since top level management thinks that what we're doing is really gonna grow a lot ...
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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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Can I ask HR to let me skip two more interviews and offer me a job directly?

I had 2 job interviews lately (one in late July and one in mid August). After the 2nd interview I got a rejection email but the HR (technical recruiter) told me the team (team A) I had interviews with ...
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Should I complain to HR about being mocked for request I made [closed]

I work in the I.T. department as I had an issue with cheap toilet roll and unable to sit because of pain so I decided to put in a request. We use a survey site to put in suggestion and those that get ...
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Should I avoid writing a LinkedIn recommendation for a terminated employee?

A former employee who was a direct report of mine, and who I recently terminated, is asking for a LinkedIn recommendation. The individual was fired because the quality of his work (software ...
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Manager encourages me to take day of sick leave instead of PTO, what's in it for him?

Recently I approached my manager to approve my 4 days leave (Paid Time Off). He said "Let's make it 3 days and take sick leave on the 4th day". He does this every time I apply for more than 2 days ...
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Potential job offer and dealing with current employer

I have been contacted by a potential employer with a role that looks very suited to my background. I am the CTO at my current role. The CEO is a good friend of many years standing, and we have been ...
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Is it common to ask for sending the ORIGINAL Diploma to HR department?

Currently, I have received a job offer from a Hungarian company. The HR department asked me to send my original Diploma (BsC or MsC). They say: No other translation is accepted but the sworn ...