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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Strategies for returning to the workforce with possibly complicated qualifications

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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Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
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What are the recommended paper size requirements for printing professional documents (Plain A4/Letterhead/Bond Paper)?

Recently I came across one of my friend's experiences while he was under his notice period with the HR manager of the company. I need an HR professional's advice or people with good knowledge on the ...
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How do companies take into account public health in order to improve their organizations? [closed]

Quoting Wikipedia, Public health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life and promoting human health through organized efforts and informed choices of ...
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How can I remind a firm to schedule the next interview?

I attended an interview on 21 December 2019. I successfully cleared the first round. Due to some time restrictions and unavailability of a panel, HR told me she will schedule a telephonic round but ...
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Asked benefit to prevent injury, HR wants to see the injury first. How to get around it?

I travel a lot. I am a big person, and I don't fit in normal economy seats. I use extra legroom or I don't fly. In my past job I used to fly with Premium Economy all the time. In my brand new job, I ...
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Does being a “protected veteran” have any perks? [closed]

HR sent out a company-wide email asking everyone to provide their veteran status (not a veteran, veteran, protected veteran). There are very few protected veterans / veterans in our company. What if ...
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Someone in my workplace is being anonymously harassed by another staff member

I have recently become aware that a co-worker is being harassed via anonymous Instagram messages. The harasser has cited in their direct messages that they do not like this person in the workplace, ...
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Is being a jack of all trades interesting to most recruiters?

I've always been bound mainly by curiosity, and my current career path shows it: First job was in a startup Second was in a < 100 employees company Third is in a large > 15000 corporation The ...
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Company director looking at my screen, made negative remark about my performance; how can I handle this?

My desk is right in front of a meeting room with a big glass partition and everybody can see my screen (two screens). Occasionally I check the news or property websites or have some music in the ...
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Variance in package between me and another colleague in a new company

I have got an offer from a company named "A". My friend working in company "B", also got an offer from the same company, "A". We both have the same years of experience and similar background. ...
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USA Resignation - Changing the last day at a company [closed]

I worked many years, mostly remotely from California/CA, USA, for a company which has offices in many cities of USA including the region where I lived. But, the company recently started discouraging ...
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Unpaid suspension due to management error

Two weeks ago, I was placed on a 3-day, unpaid, disciplinary suspension due to an error in a database. My job involves manually entering data into a database. When roughly three consecutive entries ...
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How do I respond to performance review pointing out me being behind schedule and directing my focus towards meeting deadlines?

In the context of performance appraisal I have an option to sign the document electronically to acknowledge that performance has been discussed. I can Agree, Disagree and also have an option to enter ...
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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Professional ladder for software engineering team [closed]

I am a software engineer who is now in charge of putting in place a compensation ladder for my dev team, and I am looking for examples/references from which I could get some inspiration. I have been ...
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Need to Change Teams: Who to Talk With?

TL; DR Want to change teams to escape horrendous line manager. To ask to change, first approach hiring manager of potential new team? Or HR? Or manager-of-manager? Or someone else? Wait till dust ...
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What to do when employees are dissatisfied with the salary, however there is no possibility to increase it?

I work as a consultant, and conduct an organizational climate measurement for a client company. What I found is that the workers are not satisfied with their wages (which is understandable since most ...
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Is it acceptable to prorate PTO promised in an Offer Letter?

I received an informal offer from a software company which included 0 hours of PTO. I countered the offer and was promised 10 days (80 hours) of PTO. With this apparent "signing bonus" as the deciding ...
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Manager keeps trying to delay my internal transfer due to project deadlines and delays

Background / current role: I'm a software engineer and I've been working almost alone on a project which has an impact on the whole company (big company 10,000+ employees). The project has been ...
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Manager ignores workplace violence

Yesterday, I witnessed a very violent physical fight at work. It was between two grown men, both peers on my team. Basically, one guy walked up and criticized another guy's work. Shouting ensued, ...
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Telecommute - How to complain about selective telecommute privileges

I work in a company in USA where some teams or individuals are fully remote. Our company is trying to get people to work in an office whenever possible, even in situations where it would not make ...
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Background check is taking a long time (pending misdemeanor on my record)

3 weeks ago, I enthusiastically received an offer from a top aerospace company for a software engineering position. I was referred by a former coworker and immediately received an offer upon ...
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My manager wants me to leave earlier than my two-weeks…?

My mind was made up and accepted a job offer. I called my manager to give him my two-week notice and he obviously wasn't thrilled of the prospect of another person leaving. (We've had very high ...
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How do I respectfully address new company initiative I disagree with?

I have been working at my company for about two years now. We are very diverse in all departments and have been very welcoming to all - several of my coworkers who are female / minority / etc. have ...
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Is it legal for my employer (UK) to ask personal questions?

My employer in the United Kingdom has been requested by a third party (whom we, the company, work for) that all employees complete a security related interview involving personal questions such as if ...
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job offer pulled away from hiring managers after they found out about DWAI from 4 years ago I was honest with HR but managers didn't know prior to HR

Job offer has been rescinded after the hiring mangers found out about a DWAI ("Driving While Ability Impaired") from 4 years ago which has come to light following going through DMV (Department of ...
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HR wants to keep having (unpaid) meetings with me and it's interfering with my other (paid) work

I work part time for a company. Recently the company was acquired, and the HR department is in another country/time zone. I reported an incident to HR. Now they want meetings with me and for me to ...
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Why would I sign a confidentiality agreement after reporting an issue to HR?

There is a social media group and I noticed someone posted saying they had trouble getting paid from an employer. I work for the employer too and said I have found them to be dishonest. My manager saw ...
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I am returning to a company, but I started another company before leaving this one. Is that okay?

I had joined a company and resigned within 4months and served my notice period for a month, after my resignation I joined a new company as a fresher a day prior to my last working day in my previous ...
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Calling out inappropriate behaviour

My direct manager is going through a typically traumatic family event at home, and I only know this because the company CFO inappropriately shared this in front of 100 people. I think it was ...
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How to deal with the HR who wants the employee to pass leave requests through Whatsapp even it is an emergency?

I am working in a Software corporate company. The HR working in this company introduces a new policy that every employee, whether they are availing a planned leave or unplanned leave (including ...
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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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HR trying to sabotage my wife's work because we're married [closed]

TLDR; My wife got a 1 month trial as a product manager and tester for a new product I'm directly designing and developing. HR hates the fact that we're married and is trying to seat her separate from ...
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Defense against HR bully

Today a HR representative (G) made a mistake; she left confidential material in the printer, and someone unknown put it on the desk of the person (P) whose name appears on top of the documents. P went ...
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Lack of communication from HR after internship offer? [duplicate]

I'm in college and I am searching for software engineering internships for the summer. I received a phone call and written offer from a big, local company about three weeks ago. The position starts in ...