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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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Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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How to politely ask “pretentious” engineers to simplify language

I spent a lot of time thinking on this question so that it can have an answer, so please inform me if it needs modification since I really need help with this problem. I am one of 10 team leads for ...
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What is the most effective strategy of addressing a drug-related arrest during my job hunt?

I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of ...
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Missing information in a job application [on hold]

Note: I have done the research on this site and elsewhere, but this question regards German-specific details and conventions which are not part of other questions which are by and large US-centric. ...
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Can your employer tell you you cannot go to HR after multiple harassment grievances and nothing being done? [closed]

Ann is being bullied and harassed at work. She has reported it to her managers multiple times and nothing has been done. This time, HR was contacted and involved. This has been an ongoing problem. ...
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Can a employee refuse to work with a particular manager? [closed]

The project I am working on is closing and the employees are moved out to different departments in the same company. Recently a guy from another department approached me. Later, I came to know that ...
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Fired for inappropriate behavior. How to handle resume and future jobs? [duplicate]

So a month ago I was forced from my job for inappropriate behavior. I am still claiming that it didnt happen... so essentially someone I was working training at the time was placing claims about me ...
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Young colleague wants to resign; I would like him to stay

I've started a new position recently where I'm managing, orchestrating would be more the term, a wide range of software developers. One of the guys, a 20 to 25-year-old, has seen his previous team ...
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Below Industry Average Pay and Extra Work Taking Away From Personal Time [duplicate]

I work at a company that under pays me by 30% of the industry average according to Glass Door and Stack Overflow salaries. I used my skills and years of experience to find this. I even checked by ...
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eeoc complaint filed by coworker, hr wants to interview me, my rights/obligations? [closed]

TL;DR - coworker filed EEOC complaint against employer, HR equity officer/lawyer type wants to interview me, what are my legal obligations and legal rights? The long(er) version - Three of us that ...
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Do people being interviewed need to be informed they are part of an investigation?

I'm looking for some guidance, hopefully from a HR professional but any advice is appreciated; for context, this is in the UK so will be subject to our laws/guidelines. I, along with many colleagues ...
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Top developer doing more home office than allowed

I'm a release manager of a well-known software development company. In the project we work in, we have 1 developer. Every worker in the project including me (around 20 people, mostly managers) has 2 ...
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Can I request HR a copy of my pre-employment medical checkup?

I've recently been interviewed for employment by an IT company in this country (Argentina). Before I could be accepted for the job, they requested a pre-employment medical checkup. Today, I received a ...
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Should I be talking to HR about my struggles with stress and depression at my workplace?

I've been really, really struggling with workplace related stress and depression. Recently, my companies HR department sent out a survey to check the mental health of the company. I decided to respond ...
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Received Offer, went through successful salary negotiation then silent for 1 month [duplicate]

I am needing some advice on this situation. I have applied for a job that will require relocation to a foreign country in Europe and the hiring manager I am dealing with seems to be very slow and ...
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Recovering from an embarrassing misunderstanding about “New Mom's Rooms”

I am a member of an equal rights advocacy group within my company. We discuss equality issues in the workplace (woman's rights, LGBT issues, equal pay, disabilities concerns, etc) and work with ...
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Should I ask what the starting pay is for a friend?

The company I work for is a start-up and is a fairly lax, scrappy environment. I have a friend in mind for a job opening here, but the shift is for 3pm-midnight. Our hiring team hasn't had much luck ...
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Being indecisive to report the immediate manager to HR manager before leaving the company

I have been working for a company in South East Asia for the last 8 months. The company is large with poor sense of organization (it's very chaotic, but I like it as I get to work with some ...
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Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development? [closed]

Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development?. start up company. no written contract. employer doesn't want to fire anyone at least.
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Is there any specific retention rate at which HR/finance introduce salary increase for all employees? [closed]

In few companies so far I've seen the same scheme - at some point the company pays significantly less than the competitors on the local job market, then staff turnover grows, then salaries for all ...
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Can an unsuccessful applicant request an employer/recruiter to provide records about him/her according to GDPR? [closed]

Under the GDPR right of access, [t]he controller shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. During and possibly after the interview process, an employer or recruitment agencies ...
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Stacking Promotions as Work Changes

I have worked at a very large, bureaucratic MNC for the past two years, and about five months ago, I got the raise and promotion I had been campaigning for in the ~6 months leading up to it. About a ...
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On the spotlight for being too vocal/assertive [closed]

I have been working for this huge international insurance company for four years now; Our branch is basically the IT provider for the company. I am quite vocal/assertive but never had any issue ...
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Should I mention my doctor’s appointment at my meeting with HR?

Recently, I was involved in an incident where an employee sprayed air from one of the compressed tanks we use for the soda machines at my face, resulting in my loss of hearing for three seconds ...
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Toxic manager gave me poor performance reviews. How to approach with future hiring managers?

I came across this article and it describes my workplace experiences to a T. If you want the full story, I recommend reading that. Otherwise, some quick background: I'm in my mid-20s working in large ...
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I cancelled my third-round interview - can I get another chance?

I recently had two very good interviews over the phone with a hiring manager. Both interviews were pretty technical and I suspected that round 3, the on-site interview, would be more of a formality/...
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Questionable behavior from recruiting agent

I recently had an interview with a large firm for a software engineer role. The interview was organized through a recruitment agency. The night before the interview the recruitment agent sent me an ...
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Recruiter contacted me for one position at a company, but I think I'm more qualified for another

A recruiter contacted me today about Job A at a particular company. The company is also looking to fill Job B, but the recruiter didn't mention that. The jobs have the same exact title, I'd just be ...
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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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How long should a respondent in an investigation have before they are investigated? [closed]

How long, is too long, for a respondent to have, whilst responding to an accusation of workplace bullying? For context: The accused has my official complaint for 2+ months and has yet to be ...
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Overpayment of Unused Sick Days after leaving company [closed]

As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with. Recently they ...
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How to deal/remedy to foreign co-workers isolating themselves

My company, a start up, has recently hired 3 new people to work in my team (I am a part of the team, not the boss or even a team leader, I've simply been there for longer and integrated quite fast). ...
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Almost fired after trial month, but they let me stay “to see improvements” one more week. What does it mean?

First of all, I'm not a bad worker, I maybe was just too confident everything would be OK. The thing is that I didn't opened myself as I should (and can) to let them see the value I could contribute ...
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Best approach to take when discriminated against on the job due to disabilities?

I have a hearing impairment, mild autism, and a few other impairments. NOTE: This is not a current situation, but one that I faced in the past. An advice for how to act if this were a current ...
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What's the best way to introduce new staff to existing staff members' disability and health needs?

I work for a healthcare charity with 50 members of staff and no HR person. We're brilliant at making adjustments for staff when they start (or are diagnosed) with a health condition. What we're not ...
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What does “HR is not your friend” mean? [duplicate]

We often get "HR is not your friend" at Workplace. What does this phrase mean? What are the motivations and incentives of Human Resources (HR) that might set it at odds with an employee? I think a ...
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Colleague on a different tech-stack has been made redundant, is it wrong to speak to boss about training? [closed]

I recently discovered that a colleague is being made redundant. I do not speak often with this person but I have always felt sympathy because he is the sole developer on a different technology stack, ...
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What are the pros and cons of escalating a personnel conflict issue to HR?

I work in a field where my work must be reviewed by a more senior colleague. This colleague is not my direct line-manager. On a number of occasions he has questioned my ability, and that of another ...
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Strategies for telling my boss I will be returning to our old company?

I am preparing to resign from my position at a private engineering firm I’ve been with for 5 years. My boss and I were both previously employed by the federal government at the EPA (he was my boss at ...
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Should we mention 45 days work experience to employer?

I am an IT employee, I've worked totally for 3 organizations until now. In the second organization I worked only for 45 days while in third organization I completed 3 years. Now I am going to join ...
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Can a Dutch employer request a doctor's note after I called in sick?

I'm employed in the Netherlands and have been off sick due to migraine for two days. My employer has now asked me to provide a doctor's note for those two days. Are they allowed to request this or can ...
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How to quickly assess prospectiveness of a candidate based on his CV? [closed]

I am working on a project for a dashboard and from UX perspective I would like a feature where HR managers could make a quick and rough estimate of a new candidate by giving him "marks" in certain ...
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how to deal with HR response on job offer decision [duplicate]

I am recent graduate from my second master program (from an European country). Also have 5 to 6 years of work experience (in an Asian country). My first masters was from America. I have been recently ...
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Does a competency process appear on an HR reference?

I have been looking for jobs for a while because I am struggling with aspects of my current one and have given up trying to resolve them with my line manager. I have been informed that my current ...
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Jargon-heavy and unhelpful presentation. How to give constructive feedback?

My company recently gave a series of presentations regarding its progress and what their plans are for the next couple of years. As we have no large rooms to do a presentation to everyone at once, one ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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Job posting from company is way more than I make after years [duplicate]

Recent job posting by my company showing minimum entry level salary(the start of the range) for a job requiring the same technologies is 15k more than I make. The only difference is an Associates ...
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How to deal with the grudged HR manager? [closed]

I just have started a new position. Prior to it, during the interviews, HR had tried to offer a lower salary than I was willing to accept. Although I had been told by the HR that they could not offer ...
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Not filling out non-mandatory fields in HR forms

Was given HR forms to fill out before my first day, it included non-mandatory fields such as including your various social media (which I'm not filling out) and education. Would I be shooting myself ...
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Should I report to my employer that my Resume had an error on it? [duplicate]

I was hired by a new employer about 3 months ago. During the process, I submitted a resume multiple times, had an interview, and all my references were called. On my resume, I mistakenly had a part-...