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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Is a long waiting period for an official offer bad?

I recently received two internship offers that I'm enthusiastic about. One is with a very large Fortune 500 company while the other is a mid sized company. The very large company has sent me a ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...
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Standard resume vs fancy resume (style) [duplicate]

For years I have been using a resume with unique font and unique color palette (very toned down, but different then standard black). I used to believe that my resume should stand out as much as ...
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Why would a HR still ask when I can start work though I have already stated in my resume?

Some context: I applied for a temp technician job (stated to be a 3 months job) recently. Though the role was stated to prefer people who can start immediately, I just submitted my resume, having a ...
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Is there a black list in some company?

Two years ago, I applied for a position in a big company (international, and head of an industry) and was successful. However, based on some reasons (I replied to them that I had chosen another ...
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How to tell coworker to stop trying to protect me?

I used to work for a factory but I got burned on my arms and needed skin grafts. They've healed and I took some classes and went through vocational rehab to get an office job. When the COVID ...
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Workplace behavior issue with colleague!

I was hired 2 years ago in a small org by sales team, the sales sr admin was to be a mentor to prepare me about organization, projects, technical discussion. He used to schedule meetings in conference ...
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I accidentally insulted the director of accounting, now what?

I am a 36 year old woman and work for a biotech startup on a 4-person sales team. We are aggressive, communicate quickly and swear frequently, for better or worse. We recently hired a new customer ...
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While applying for a potential internship, should I mention to HR that it was my friend (intern there) who gave me the HR's email address?

I have obtained the email address of the HR from my senior (friend) interning at my dream company. As I am also keen to intern at the same company this coming May, in my writing of email to the HR, ...
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Work study program, I can't get bosses to give me work

I am in a work study program in France, and I have been with a company every other month now for 3 months (and three months of school). I am studying a pretty specific subject, and my bosses have put ...
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How to deal with a colleague who complains all the time and patronizes me [closed]

I work for a big corporate in the software industry in the UK, so we have hierarchies and everything. About a year ago I was promoted and moved to a different team. In this new team (which I already ...
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Does this make me an office snitch if?

So I was tasked with organizing and handling a large capacity of files for the Exec. Director. Last week I was told that I need to obtain the rest of the 5 boxes of files located in the basement. I ...
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UK: do I have a right to speak to HR and get HR to help?

I work in the UK for a big US company. My former manager is putting pressure on my current manager to get me fired. This didn't happen... for months, but the pressure is constant, and there are ...
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What specific questions I must address/answer in cover letter for profile software developer (Europe~Germany)?

I am a software developer planning to apply for full-time jobs in Germany and nearby countries in Europe. I understand the importance of cover letter in a job application but I struggle with abstract ...
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If HR and Management are NOT your friend, Who is? [closed]

At the risk of naivety, I ask, what role(if any) in a typical organization/company would be a "Friend" to an employee?
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Exemptions from wearing a face covering [closed]

I was made exempt from wearing a mask by my doctor. I have a letter. However my employer has stated that there are no exceptions and sent me home. They said I would be on sick pay, however because I ...
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Retroactive Pay for Wrong Job Code [closed]

I've been doing the same role as an admin assistant to a VP for 6 years. As of last month, I have a new VP I support. I expressed concern to her that my peers are all being promoted to Executive ...
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How do you balance the need for discretion with the need for public reassurances?

Let's say one employee was publicly harassing another employee. In theory, a manager would talk to each of them and get to the bottom of the issue. It's hard to imagine a scenario where an employee ...
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Should I talk to the HR about my Director?

I had the misfortune to be in a department with an IT Director who even though in public was acting normal behind close doors intentionally he acted in a very inappropriate way, some worse form of ...
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Responding to political doxxing

Today I was approached by my direct manager, warning me that the company has been approached by an unidentified person with some accusation with regards to my political preferences. No further details ...
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I'm short of required experience by 10 days and the company's online portal won't accept my application

I'm currently pursuing an opportunity with a good company. Their requirement is for 3 years experience but I'm 10 days short of that and the online portal won't accept my submission. What should I do?
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Is there a way to minimise risk when HR see I update my linkedin profile

One year ago, I joined my current company, but at that time I did not update my LinkedIn profile, now I want to update it. However, I am worried whether my company HR would monitor my profile from ...
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Employer asking private questions (real estate, family, …)

Is it normal for HR to ask an employee (without a valid business reason) if they expect reduced flexibility at work due to family plans or plans to purchase a property? Is it advisable to docuemnt ...
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When should you go to HR vs. your manager with regards to an issue with another employee?

I had a previous role where I was having a problem with a disruptive, socially unaware colleague, and ended up asking HR about how best to handle it. We had a solid talk and it was discussed that I ...
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As a male, how can protect myself from my female supervisor when she behaves inappropriately?

I live in Kentucky. I'm male and in my ninth week at a new job in a warehouse and within the first week my female boss and I started talking about how we both used to work at the same company at ...
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How can I work simultaneously for more than one employer?

I am offered full time permanent contracts from three employers. Due to experience in the tasks of these jobs, I am confident I can fulfill all of them each day (by working around 12-14h per day). ...
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Tips for applying for jobs while in a PhD program

I am a Statistics PhD student. I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD ...
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Should I take up with the new HR Chief? [closed]

TL;DR: I was terminated from a position which was "not important" to the company. The management was unfair and absolutely disregarded my efforts. Following "changes" which I was a ...
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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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