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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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When do I let an employee know they are being let go?

I have been "considering my options" concerning one person in my auto repair business. While he is a valuable team member in some respects he also has some interpersonal issues that I don't feel are ...
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Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
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Someone broke into the backdoor at work and stole my backpack with my “to-go-home” in it. Am I covered? What should I do? [on hold]

We have a backdoor that is always unlocked when someone is working because we use it quite often. All of our staff things (coats, boots, shoes, bags) stay at the back. I was working in the middle of ...
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How to convince HR to let my star employee work from home?

We recently got a new CEO and he took away everyone's ability to work remotely, including that of my most productive team member. As you can guess, everyone's productivity has dropped considerably, ...
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HR not responding

So I cleared the background last week and was confirmed start date of February 18th. Since I cleared, I have attempted to contact recruiter twice to confirm location I need to report, and also the ...
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Fired for “breach of privacy” [on hold]

One of my close friends has allegedly been fired for "gross misconduct" via breach of privacy with no prior warning nor issues. The company's (a big american pharmaceutical) HR has investigated their ...
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What to do when a sick employee doesn't respond to contacts, and has important data?

There is an employee I have been working with that told me she is sick a week ago. Yesterday, I tried to contact her through the usual channels and she does not respond. Yesterday she told me that she ...
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Turning In My Workplace Badge While Not Necessarily Being Officially Declared Let Go [on hold]

I am curious on the process for when I turn in my employee ID badge; I did so today to my supervisor, however, he is not my direct HR consultant. My HR consultant just needs to talk with me on a few ...
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Service Delivery Manager making threats

I am an IT Technician working for a company in the UK. Last year, a project over ran by 3 weeks and the Project Manager was sacked as a result. I was also involved, but as a pawn I only had my ...
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How much information should be revealed to HR?

How much information should be revealed to HR? Should HR calls be anonymous? Can HR calls be limited in scope? Specifically, one of my supervisor associates in a retail setting is expressing concern ...
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Why recruiters/interviewers/HR folks are against unemployed people? [duplicate]

I have read in many post that in general is better to have a new job offer before quit, and many times this is due the HR team and company politics. I can't understand this.
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Re-structure, job eliminated

My position was eliminated due to a "restructure" moving a position from a Development/Fundraising department, to the Business Office. Within a year, they hired someone new in the Development/...
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Asking boss and co-workers to involve me more often

First, the context: I work in a small company (~12 people) where almost everyone works together for more than 10 years (some for more almost 20 years) and I'm by far the youngest person. I work there ...
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Provided the payslips and other offer letter but instead got rejected!

I recently cracked one position for the senior quality engineer for one company on 19th jan. In the HR round, i told them about the other offer letter I have with xyz company. The HR asked my expected ...
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Can this company be trusted?

I recently got a job offer and went to the office to get my offer letter signed. However, when I asked for a copy of the offer letter, (through email and verbally) I have yet to receive a reply from ...
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What can be done if “I” sent a new job application email to my current HR (where I am working) due to typo error?

Detail: My brother was operating my personal email, from there he sent a new job application to the wrong address; I genuinely did not want to apply for the new job, in fact I had just received a ...
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How can I help a software developer gain skills *outside* of software development?

Our company is a small SaaS shop with a small team of in-house software developers. We take professional growth very seriously. I talk to each of the developers that I manage about personal learning ...
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Should I inform HR about my leaving as CEO is unavailable?

We have a flat hierarchy in our company and I wanted to inform my CEO that I'm leaving the company. Unfortunately he is on a 2-week trip and is not available for the time being. Should I inform the ...
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Why do HRs specially in India not follow up with the candidates after the interview? [closed]

I have had few chances where the interview goes good but the HR reps mostly just don't follow up nor do they reply back to the emails/calls. I am not sure about other countries but it is quite common ...
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1.7 years experience but I have 1 arrear

I have been working in datastage for 1.7 years and I have planned to switch to other company due to my salary being an issue. However, I have 1 arrear (backlog) currently, meaning that I have failed ...
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Should I tell HR the real reason I'm asking for unpaid leave?

I applied to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat at the end of March/beginning of April this year and my application was accepted. My plan is to take those days off as unpaid leave. For ...
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Meeting with the boss one-on-one but a member of HR will be attending [closed]

I have received a letter from my boss saying that a meeting has been arranged for this date and time, and a member of HR will be there. That is all the letter said. When I asked the boss what the ...
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Can I ask HR to put me on a PIP? [closed]

Two months ago, I joined to a new IT company with negative feedback from my previous manager, as a full-time tester. During these 2 months, I have been working part-time for 3 weeks (4h/day) in a ...
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Can employees prohibit their employer from calling unnecessary ambulance services? [closed]

Is it legal for me to prohibit my employer from calling an ambulance for me if I have a seizure? Because that would most likely be unnecessary and I wouldn't want to pay for it.
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HR Process gone wrong - threats of releasing company view of the situation to people outside the company

A friend of mine applied at a small company, the CEO being a more or less well known figure in a moderately sized field of experts. The hiring process stalled, and there were errors on both sides, and ...
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What to do after I signed a blank sheet of paper given to me by my manager?

I work as a teacher in a kindergarten for almost two years now. Last week, my manager called me to sign a warning letter about a small issue that is not my fault and not part of my job description. I ...
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Answering questions of project failure during interviews

TLDR: Projects have failed due to lack of dedicated resources (money, employees) and not, as far as I believe, to mismanagement on my part. How can I address this to future employers without bad-...
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For managers: How do you get what you need from the HR department? [closed]

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a manager complain, “The HR department included ‘must have college degree’ in the job req even though I don’t care” or “They asked for 5 years of ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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Can I file a complaint with HR against a coworker’s promotion? [closed]

I work as a Senior Software Engineer on my team, and I have a coworker who was recently promoted to the same level, but she has nowhere near the qualifications for the position, she lies regularly, ...
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How to deal with applying for a position that is “lower” than your own

About 18 months ago I was hired at a fairly small firm as a junior developer. Because the firm was small often developers have to wear a lot of hats. So I had to do development on the front end, ...
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Is it bad form to ask for relocation compensation after having received contract?

I remember taking on the phone to HR, they told me the general terms of the offer, then asked if I'd like to clarify anything. At the time, I couldn't think of anything particular. Now that I've ...
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Can a company fine you if you don't accept their offer after looking at the contract? [closed]

Say you've been given a verbal offer, and the company takes a few days to draw up the contract. When receiving the contract, you decide not to accept the offer. Can the company demand to be ...
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Fraudulent job applications with no discernible purpose. Have you ever seen them? Any idea of the motive? [closed]

Our company recently received two job applications into our applicant tracking system within a minute of each other. If we had looked at either of these applications in isolation, we would have been ...
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What to do when a project is outside of my capabilities?

I am currently working on a software project with myself and one other developer (we are at an equal level in the company), however, we've been stuck at more or less the same point in this project for ...
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My HR Dept. accidentally broke my confidentiality. What options do I have? [closed]

So, I’ve read enough posts to understand how HR works however, after reading several similar topics, I am still unsure of what to do. I have been a bookkeeper/assistant manager for a very large ...
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How common is it for recruiters to ghost candidates after verbal offer? [duplicate]

I received an email saying that the company in question wanted to make me an offer. I replied back in positive terms and said that I would need to look at the contract. Almost a month has passed and ...
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agency communications with employer

Perhaps an odd question. I work for a really good company (very friendly) through an agency. Today was my birthday. I received well wishes from my recruiter. Is it common practice for my recruiter ...
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How to ask HR for overdue reimbursement?

A company representative explicitly said I would be receiving my traveling reimbursement by 30 Nov, but I have not yet received it. In addition to this, they sent me an offer via email, I said I ...
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Will listing my major GPA instead of my cumulative GPA on my resume cause problems?

So I just started working in an admin position in a financial office and I think I may have slipped up. I listed my major gpa on my resume as just (GPA:#.#) as I had been under the impression that ...
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Monopoly of experienced employees in organization

I am working in an engineering organization where overhauling of parts and new parts are manufactured. This organization has history of more than 50 years with ISO certification and each process has ...
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It is ok to hate a company that did not reschedule a interview? [closed]

A person look for me on Linkedin asking if I would be interest in a oportunity. She worked at the HR department in a Software Development company. When she send me the salary I get very interested. So ...
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Is my manager really on vacation or could this be related to being investigated? [closed]

Note: I'm already seeking employment elsewhere, please no advice on that Almost a month ago, my PM gave me a PIP and a final warning. No warning given prior. I kept extensive notes of conversations ...
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HR ghosted after sending verbal offer [duplicate]

I received an offer through email, detailing my start-date, salary etc. I replied back positively saying I was flattered to have received the offer, and I followed up with a question about relocation ...
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Ignored by manager and owner, role reduced. What options are left?

A couple of years ago I joined a startup as first technical contributor. I have had privilege to see this venture growing from small "thing" to what it is now. During this time, my responsibilities ...
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Former employer sent my W2 to a third party. What are my rights? [closed]

I received a letter today from my former employer. I haven't worked for them for more than 2 years. They discovered recently that an undisclosed number of W2s were sent to a third party. I'm being ...
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Creating an outer circle [closed]

I work as a HR manager and it's been 5 months since I got on to this role. My CEO asked me to come up with a plan to engage and build a community of people who will be interested to join our company ...
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Key Performance Indicators for HR [closed]

I'm currently working in a tech based startup as a HR Manager and it's been only 5 months that I got into this role. My manager is asking me to set up the KPIs for HR and come up with performance ...
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Wrongful dismissal [closed]

I was wondering if you guys can help me out a bit. I feel like I have been wrongfully dismiss by my general manager. I had 5 days left off my probation and he decided to terminate me on Nov 9, 2018. ...
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Can you safely go to HR about issues with management?

I work in Maryland, USA and have been working with a company for almost 10 years. For about the last 3 of them, I've been warned about, a newly hired regional manager that had eyes on me by my direct ...