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 does it say about a company if they refuse to use anything other than Skype for interviews? [closed]

I tried to interview with two different companies in Japan, but they always want use Skype for interviews and refuse use other software/methods (like telephone interview). I do not want use Skype ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it against company policy to ask another manager to move to their team? [closed]

My manager called me and said, "Don't tell anyone yet, yet but you may be moved to 'Team B' with Frank and Carl." She told me that I would be moved to another team the week before due to 'technical ...
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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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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do potential employers require a residence (street address) on applications?

Most online applications specifically require a street address for residence. I have always been careful about my personal information, and I do not see why it is necessary to ask for my street ...
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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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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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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 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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Should I complain to HR about being mocked for request I made

I work in the I.T. department as I had an issue with cheap toilet roll and unable to sit because of pain so I decided to put in a request. We use a survey site to put in suggestion and those that get ...
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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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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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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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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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My boss wants to get rid of me - what should I do?

Brief story: I work as IT support in a bank. I am an analyst who just graduated from university and my boss is a VP 10-May-2019: My boss told me they will put me on an informal "performance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I reject a change to my employment contract with an on call clause? - UK

I've worked for few years for an IT company as software developer, the new management wants to amend all our contracts to introduce an on call clause. In other words it means that all developers are ...

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