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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Report trust issues with boss to HR after resignation

TLDR: Should I report my boss' shortcomings to HR after quitting (but before actually leaving the company)? I have been working as a senior developer at a large IT company for the past 4 years. ...
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I found out that the company I am working for has been cheating me. What should I do?

The sсribing company I work for currently pays me minimum wage at $14.69. I have been working for them since July of 2021. A few days ago, I was training another sсriber who was transitioning into the ...
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Inform HR about aggressive manager, after quitting?

Next month I will start a new job. I left the current job mainly because of my supervisor/manager, who, like in many other questions here, was ruining my daily life in different ways. What pains me is ...
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How to handle HR trying to putting me down using another HR as a scapegoat?

Pretty awkward situation here. Background : I'm currently managing a project of IT renovation on a fairly big company (+1000 person) in which is common to don't know personally all the people inside ...
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What should I do if there is 3-4 weeks delay for previous company relieving letter?

Recently joined in XYZ company after resigning from ABC company and I have submitted documents for Background verification for XYZ. But I didn't recieve previous company relieving letter. Now my HR of ...
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Is it appropriate to ask HR how to address them by name?

This question may seem a bit over-anxious, but want to make sure that I'm as polite and correct as possible. I've been communicating by email with an HR about my hiring and relocation process. The HR ...
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Why is personnel management decision-making so different to that in other functions?

I don't want to sound cynical and I am sure that selfish decision criteria exist in other functions than HR. Yet I do find that, in general, personnel selection decisions tend to be quite different in ...
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Who/what is the authoritative source on questions about severance during a company buy-out? [closed]

My wife works at a non-profit hospital that is getting bought out by a for-profit hospital. Her hospital will be shut down by the end of this year. All employees were informed that they would either ...
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Why might HR ask what my favorite color is?

Why might HR ask what my favorite color is? I was asked what my favorite color is even though I've been working for the company for 6 months already and got a decent performance review. I am wondering ...
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Working with someone I terminated at a previous company

I recently started a new job at company X and found out that a person I terminated at company Y is working there. They have since become a manager which means we are equals on the company org chart. I ...
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Is it ok to take a whole day of sick leave for a medical/dentist/optometrist appointment? [closed]

Is it ok to take a whole day of sick leave for a medical/dentist/optometrist appointment? I am thinking that it shouldn't take more than 3-4 hours, but I am also thinking that I can just take the ...
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Office mandatory training is suspiciously being completed in minutes

My team and I have been designing interactive mandatory training on subjects such as cleaning up in the breakroom to closing the bathroom door when you’re finished as it’s close to people’s desks and ...
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Rude behaviour by HRBP during onboarding, should I quit now? [closed]

I haven't completed the first day at my new job. We had an onboarding call where the HRBP (Human Resource Business Partner) was very rude to me. My intuition says that I will be treated the same way ...
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Background Check and 2 week notice for Federal Government Job

Person got a tenative offer for a Government job and the job and HR has been so nice to the person. They are short staffed so they put in a two week notice because the class was in another state and ...
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HR lied to me about incentives structure/variable pay

I work in healthcare in India in sales. Before joining 'X' organization, a salary included with a variable pay was decided. I agreed to it and signed the offer & appointment letter. Cut to one ...
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Help - called into a meeting with HR & Legal [closed]

Hoping someone can help. Going out of my mind worrying. Got a meeting invite Friday PM from HR with the following… “ I am scheduling this time to discuss with you a confidential matter. Your insight ...
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Should I tell my IT manager there is a team member looking for a new job?

I am a team leader of a software development team. There are 2 developers on the team. Before my new Leader position, the two developers and I had to report directly to the IT manager. I knew that one ...
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure Determination Form - Do I need a disclosure form if I stopped working the contracted position before the new job?

For my new job (not as a contractor), my employee packet includes a question about whether I am "currently engaged or intend to engage" in a different job. I can verify that I have not ...
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How to handle complication after just getting hired

I just got hired to fill an accounts receivable position that I’ve been excited for. I just got notified that my husband has chosen to change careers after his Semi-truck’s engine ‘blew up’. This will ...
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Team work - Helping the less talanted to take credit [closed]

In the academic, government and corporate sectors, there are different definitions of team work. If we assume here that all members of a team are not equally senior, educated and experienced (or may ...
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Negotiate a salary after signing a job offer

I've applied for a job offer that suits my needs (role within the company, technical stack...). After a few technical and HR interviews, I got a job offer with what I describe as a highly interesting ...
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Are applications to a general applicant pools useful?

Recently I've noticed many large employers have in their career portal the possibility to apply to a "General applicant pool" when postings may not be relevant for a candidate, but where the ...
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Certification Exam Leaked to Me

I'm in a bit of an ethical quandary. I'm attempting to study for a professional certification exam that my employer is paying for, and I asked a coworker who happens to be part of the board ...
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Refusing job offer after visa sponsorship

I recently landed a job in the UK about 5 months ago from a multinational company. They offered to sponsor my visa and arranged for the application process. However, in these months, I had some really ...
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How should we handle interns who are not performing?

We took on some interns who are still in college on the request of one of their teachers. The interns don't have much skill at all and don't seem to be taking things seriously. They lack enthusiasm: ...
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Current employer is not accepting my resignation and won't provide relieving letter

I've situation my current employer is not accepting my resignation, my official notice period is 30 days , it's been almost 10 days, I talked with my manager and he is saying "I won't allow you ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

[For reference, I am currently a junior in college, so still definitely learning how to approach workplace issues.] I wrapped up an extended summer internship this past March, and I have ...
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How can I get the same exemptions from company policy as my co-worker without causing them trouble?

The company I work for, like many others, had a fairly strict policy regarding remote working (especially from abroad) before COVID-19, but since then they have been more permissive. More in details ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round [closed]

I interviewed with a software company 10 days ago. It is not a very big company and has around 40-50 employees. There were 3 rounds, out of which 2 were technical and last one was a 15 minute chat ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

I am senior lead / team lead in the cybersecurity division of my employer located in the United States. I recently hired a contractor to work on pen testing (highly privileged role having access to ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

I was hired by a company to develop a product a year ago, I have worked on this product exclusively during the last year and the intention was to move up to a managerial role with two more people as ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I've got a formal job offer, conditional on the background checks. Because of my sector, the background checks are being detailed and intrusive. The prospective new employer wants to contact my ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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Recruiter keeps messing up offer letter

I got an offer but the recruiter keeps making mistakes on the offer letter. I have asked her to fix it twice and somehow she adds an end date that shouldn't exist. I have reached out to her last ...
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Working without contract in unusual situation

I work in a company that employs people all around the world (remotely). Since it does not have bases in particular countries, their employees are essentially contractors that renegotiate the ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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Being asked to change my last name (in HR system) to work with IT systems

I've recently started at a new job. Since starting, I've been unable to access an internal IT system I need. Support have told me that it is likely because my email address has an apostrophe. My last ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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How can I give feedback to a job I can't afford to leave right now?

I am in the USA. The long and the short of it: I work for the government. My office has massive turnover for employees that have worked there less than three years. Most employees have been here 15+ ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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How to best represent a plea deal during a job search

Long ago I made a poor decision to drive after drinking after being at a birthday party. I was pulled over, arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). My charge was later reduced to ...
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Coworker watching inappropriate videos

I started working at a new company recently. My coworker who sits next to me watches "adult" videos constantly throughout the day. He doesn't even try to hide it. Nobody else seems to ...
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How to politely ask why I wasn't told about Exit Interviews

I have under 25% ownership in a small company that is about 12 months from being closed permanently. My business partner hired a new HR person in December. I recently found out that she is doing ...
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Bradford score help

I work at a place that uses the Bradford score, yesterday I hurt myself at work and I had 3h left to finish and my manager saw how much pain I was, could barely walk, said I should go home but it ...
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Education Verification Question

Attended school from Fall ‘14 - Dec ‘18. Forgot to apply to graduate because I am dumb. Kept putting it off and had terrible anxiety about not having completed coursework and being unable to graduate. ...
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What is the official date of resignation when registered mail was delivered on time, but went to a collection point to be picked up the next day?

I quit on 25th February and sent a letter (tracking with signature) to the HR department since my contract says that the resignation should be in written format. The letter could not be delivered but ...
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How can I tell HR I want to study an MBA and ask for financial help

My work offers study assistance (pays partially for the degree & gives you extra leave) to undertake further education. However, my position is currently a data analyst (I have a degree in ...
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List Academic Credentials in the cover letter signature?

https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/90241/how-should-degrees-be-listed-in-an-e-mail-signature/90245 I am trying to list my academic credentials as a signature at the bottom of my cover letter....
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If an employee doesn't show up to work, how long is typical before the company investigates?

(Not sure if this is on-topic) This is hypothetical and is for the plot of a story I'm thinking about. If an employee doesn't show up for work, how long is typical before the company investigates? For ...
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