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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What is the point of the HR questions during programmer interview? [closed]

Seriously, there is a set of HR questions which are IMO plain stupid and pretty ridiculous. I had interview today for a position which was 1000% match on my CV in my opinion one of two options ...
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How to convince boss that we need more employees?

After joining a company as a low-level manager I discovered my task scope is much bigger than what I expected. That's not a problem in itself - I have enough experience to lead these projects and ...
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Asking management to hire more developers

Last year I took a job doing machine learning for a small company right after finishing my masters in which I was doing mostly AI research and managed to publish some stuff. At work, I'm the only one ...
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Is there such a thing as “planned sick leave”?

Question Does the concept of "planned sick leave" as in time off work planned in advance for medical reasons exist out there? Or is it totally unheard of? I found this question, which seems to imply ...
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Company HR asking questions on my hiring process, should I worry?

I was hired by my current employer about 4 years ago. At that time, the company was very compartmentalized: every division had its own HR, its own administration, its own management, its own ...
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My Boss/Managing Director Became aggressive towards me, What should I do [closed]

I work as an Employee and around 1 year ago I was promoted to be a Director and shareholder within the business. Last week my boss asked me to call a meeting with the divisional managers he wanted ...
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Applied to test myself now have multiple job offers

A few months ago I got fired from 2 jobs back to back after couple of weeks. It was quite brutal they said I am not up to standards. I think it was partly true. I was complacent at work. I made a lot ...
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Can an employer use discretion for furlough?

I left my job on 15/02/2020 (last payment date 25/02/2020) due to bullying which lead me to a nervous breakdown. Due to the state of my mental health this was something I decided on quite quickly and ...
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Relieving is approved from HR side but he applied own terms and conditions for F&F due to COVID-19

I resigned from my current company (a German MNC) on 16 of March 20. Yesterday, 14 of April 20 was my last working day as per my job contract. My HR relieved me on 14 of April, but he applied some ...
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Manager put hands on me for a joke, left marks on body

While looking out a window with another employee manager x came up from behind and surprised me by putting one hand on my shoulder and the other he formed in the shape of a finger gun all the while ...
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How to include online business and few other things as work experience in resume for a fresher?

I'm in a college. Two years ago while I was still in college, I used to build online businesses for myself and brainstorm different ideas to generate revenue for me. I also used to help people with ...
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I'm about to graduate. Should I include a previously halfway completed academic program on my resume?

After school I went to college. I studied there for 2 years (the program was of 4 years) but for some personal reasons, I dropped out and then got myself enrolled in a different college and program. ...
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Can I mention tech stack in Employment Reference Letter for “Software engineer”?

Can I mention tech stack in the "Roles and Responsibilities" part of the reference letter ?. "Employment Reference Letter" is required for Visa/PR/New Job. And Letter looks something like this ...
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Possibility of cancelling Summer Internship at a start-up due to COVID-19

I recently got an internship offer at a start-up for Summer. Here is the offer I received on March 14. The team really appreciated meeting with you, and we would like to extend you an offer for ...
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IS the given mail is good for follow up with HR - How can I improve it

This ism my mail I have been interviewed at comopmayName for Mobile application developer. This is just follow up mail. My skills are: A, B, C Reason for change: Financial and professional ...
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How can I push back against my manager and HR trying to extend my relieving date?

I have been working for the past 2.8 years in an Indian Corporate Company for a low wage. Now I got a very good offer from another company whom also supports me with good technology. So I spoke with ...
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. Time Sheet includes travel time [closed]

If an employee travel 200 miles (one way, about 3hrs) to attend 8 hours conference and come back the same day, can he/she charge travel time into his/her time sheet?
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What does “RC/CL/aj” stand for in an appointment letter?

I received an appointment letter. Below the signature of the director of human resource, there are some abbreviations, as follows: Signature Name Encls. c.c. Hd(COMP) DoF ...
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My employer is attempting to force me to take on more work for less wages than the previous employee

I work for a Construction Company. One of the managers has recently left the company and my line manager offered the job to me. Previously when he was off, the workload was covered almost entirely ...
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Will it negatively impact my application if I ask referees aren't contacted before interview?

I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?". Given the fact that if I don't get this role I ...
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My new boss ask me about client's big boss hobby (B2B Account)

I am a B2B sales, and my new boss is asking me to disclose all of my account key person's hobby, and the personality trait and put on the email. Is this proper? He thinks good sales should know it ...
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When making an offer, can HR override a successful set of interviews with senior management?

I recently completed a months-long set of interviews for a senior management job with international responsibilities. It's a lot of work, but it's balanced by a hefty package. I only interviewed with ...
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I've not performed well in my first year as technical director. What should I do next?

Summary: I've been the technical director of a project. It finished well, but I made some mistakes that I don't know I can fix easily. This also ruined my manager's trust in me. Should I go back to a ...
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Someone on my team is sending bigoted emails to another member on my team

I manage a dev and project team with about 15 people. Every morning we have a stand up. Fairly standard stuff for an agile team. However, about once a month, someone who clearly participated in the ...
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How to change manager after giving up on current one who lied about me

A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten developers, then moved under S, who is the manager of J. The reason was that I am looking after a piece of software (F) which required a higher ...
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HR just asked for my degree. I don't have one. What do I do?

A bit of background on this - I had this job interview in the fall of my senior year of college (on-campus interview). At the time, my expected graduation was spring 2019, and I had that on my resume. ...
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Can my employer choose company I use for an eye test?

I work on computers and am therefore entitled to a free eye test. They recommend a local optician. I went to them last time, but wasn’t happy with the service, so for the next test I would like to use ...
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Ex Manager shares Homophobic posts [closed]

It's quite a lot that I wonder if I should do something or just be quiet. So, one of me ex colleague from a previous job, that I have on facebook, shares all the time homophobic posts (honestly he ...
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Strange line manager/colleague behaviour how to react?

It happened few weeks ago I was discussing with a colleague (name him Paul) about work, the conversation was about plans for a project we are both involved in. Paul was extremely confused and worried ...
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Signs to look for a new job?

I am new to this company and have been here for a month in managerial role, my manager is also relatively new having been with the company for 5 months. I work really hard.. even when I go home I ...
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Can HR be invited to my meeting with boss without me being told in advance?

I was invited to a meeting with my two line managers via email to discuss the customer service standard within my team. This related to a single incident two weeks ago (I only found out this was the ...
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How can / should I deal with my manager, who has already lost staff due to his behaviour, without leaving?

I joined my current company not even a year ago, I knew the manager (Paul) previously an old work colleague from many years ago. A guy who I've had on facebook but not seen during this time. But we ...
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Manager restricting my team from using game room during work hours

I work for a software product company that has casual work culture. There is a game room that has arcade games, a ping pong table and a pool table. Every once in a while, I and my colleagues play ...
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Can an employer make me sit in the company after my resignation mail even though I don't want to serve my notice period and pay out instead?

I have started my career in a company which I have been working for the past 2.6 years. I got a new offer from another company where the pay is very good. So I told my manager that I need to get ...
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Asking recruiter to reply on job interview right away instead of waiting

I had my second (and last) interview at a company two days ago. The recruiter had told me in advance that I would get the answer the day after and in case they decided I was a good fit, they would ask ...
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Ongoing Scent Sensitivity Issue

Ok, so my issue has been going on for over a year, with no resolution. I'm hoping someone can provide constructive advice for getting things resolved. I work in a corporate office, and they already ...
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Strategies for returning to the workforce with possibly complicated qualifications [closed]

I’m a front-end developer (fifteen years as a Flash / browser game and front-end developer) with limited CMS/backend for my market, which is a mid-sized city with not an abundance of front-end ...
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Are we wrong in feeling alienated by gender-specific clubs organizing company-wide events? [closed]

The company I work for recently sent out a company-wide invitation for an annual, upcoming STEM Day which includes workshops, prizes, speakers, and more - all around the theme of STEM (science, ...
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Conflict with older employee

An older colleague, a woman with 30+ years of experience as a cobol developer has been escalating me every week for the last nearly 2 months. She finds different pretexts for the same issue again and ...
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What job analysis methods are these?

Its my first business HR course. In an in-class question, our prof gave us this question and answered it in a way that didnt convince me: Review the following job analysis methods and then write ...
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Making a job interview appointment with HR is going weird. What should I do?

Last Sunday I saw a job announcement on a recruitment website and emailed a cover letter together with my CV directly to the prospective employer. The employer is a private school in the city I ...
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Should I ask my Boss to add my Previous casual leaves?

The place where I work, my manager enters manually the casual/sick leaves. He approves it by email sometimes verbal, but we cannot enter it into the time tracking system as he has only access to it. ...
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What are considered appropriate/inappropritate methods for initial contact for a potential employer?

I've personally used several methods for initial contact to potential employers, including phone, LinkedIn, email, and website contact forms. I've actually gotten work due to making initial contact ...
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I am a new employee and HR is picking on me. How to establish myself as un-bullyable early on?

I recently started a job at an engineering company and I am the only female on my team. I have the impression that the female HR manager is trying to put me down. She never does this to the newbie ...
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How to convince HR to display only the new name after a name change?

A friend of mine is transsexual. She recently changed her legal name from, let's say, John to Jane. In the company where she works, when somebody changes either their first or last name, the old name ...
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Evaluating job candidates w/ unconventional background (disabilities, convictions), what approaches are recommended/what to watch out for?

Full question: When evaluating job candidates with an unconventional background, eg illnesses, disabilities, convictions, etc., what approaches should I adopt in addition to, or differently from, what'...
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What do executives/senior managers look for and watch out for when nurturing/promoting/hiring candidates into mid-level management positions?

The question is quite simple: What do executives/senior managers look for and watch out for when nurturing / promoting / hiring candidates into mid-level management positions?
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How to tell my boss that his family employees do not work when he is out?

I'm one of 3 employees that came to this company with the intention to professionalize it. It is a family owned company, with a lot of management problems. My boss (52), founder of this 30 y/o ...
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How do you deal with psychological harassment at work?

How do you deal with psychological harassment at work? How can you identify it, prevent it and what can be done once it happens?
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HR Uninterested in Substituting Cash for Relocation Despite Lower Cost

I got my first job with a company on the East Coast and am currently planning my move. I'm currently living on the West Coast with my parents as a recent grad. The East Coast company offers a ...

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