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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How to annouce a first name change in the workplace?

I am currently going through the application to legally change my first name. I don't identify with my current first name anymore and it is not representative of the person that I have grown into. I ...
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Lying in Wellness program

Our company has a wellness contest to promote healthy lifestyle and well being. The contest is focused around how much physical activity you perform. (For example, 1 mile run = 10 points). The top ...
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Why would a company skip an HR interview? [on hold]

What would make an established company hire someone without doing an HR interview (after several on-site technical interviews) ? The interviewers said that there will be an HR interview, every ...
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How should I conduct a meeting with HR with the purpose of preempting a conflict with my manager?

I have a manager who is incredibly temperamental when it comes to criticism and what he views as unsatisfactory work. Oftentimes he will be very understanding and sympathetic when a problem arises, ...
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Why cap paid time off rollover?

Every place I have worked has capped the amount of paid time off employees are allowed to roll over to a new calendar year. In many cases it's a "use it or lose it" scenario, where accrued time is ...
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How Companies Verify “Workplace Metrics” on Resumes

Nowadays job candidates are expected to quantify the impact of their work on resumes. (E.g. "Increased team work productivity by X percent" or "Automated 500 reports with SSRS, saving 100 man hours a ...
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How to switch career into HR? [closed]

A female companion of mine has spent the last 3 years as a software engineer (Java). Now she's thinking of switching careers into HR. Here is a list of activities she's hoping to get involved in once ...
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How effective are Employee Engagement Surveys? (Employee Perspective)

Our organisation conducts Employee Engagement Surveys to get the feedback from emoyees. The surveys are being conducted by third party vendor named Quantum Workplace. The exact words written in a ...
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HR Director was insulting, should I point it out before taking new job?

During my hiring process, the HR Director said I was not worth the company's offer. That I would never get a better offer anywhere because I didn't have much experience (I had 15 years). They spoke in ...
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Background Check use Resume or Forms? Sterling

I have a job offer from a great company due to start in two weeks, and they recently asked me to authorize a background check with Sterling. I did, and the only information they required was my ...
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Missed and returned two calls with HR so far - Should I apologize?

I have missed, and promptly returned, two calls from the HR recruiter. One to schedule a phone interview, and the second to schedule an in-person interview. Both return calls were about 20 minutes ...
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What to do when a sick employee doesn't respond to communications, 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 did not respond. Yesterday she told me that she ...
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What's the difference between a MTA (Mandatory Time Away) and Vacations?

I'm working for a global company for over than 5 years and I'm still not quite sure if the term MTA (Mandatory Time Away) is common across other companies and, if so, if it means the same as a ...
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HR start date changed multiple times

I started a new work from home position and the start date was supposed to be July 31, 2019 (my HR paperwork shows this date). The company sends you their own PC to use and my equipment is late. Is my ...
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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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Negotiating working from home in awkward circumstances

For a long time (I don't remember when it started), I have been consistently working from home at least one day a week. I work as a software developer and being physically off-site has never been a ...
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Disclosing information on your disabilities: How and when?

I'm involved with several groups that work with people with disabilities (having several myself). One question that comes up for people who's disabilities are not obvious is if they should disclose ...
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No Tuition Assistance Program benefit on offer letter

I got an offer letter today and what I want most is not on the offer letter - Tuition Assistance Benefit. I have accepted the offer before realising this (my bad). I am going to call the recruiter ...
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Approving claims although subordinate didn't drive

I'm in such a dilemma now. A little background of this department. There are 2 teams in this department. I'm a team leader for team A, and there's another team leader for team B. Both of teams are ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [closed]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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Was I subtly told to resign?

I am a junior developer, working for approximately two years at my current company. Lately things have not been great here (delayed raise, restructuring of the company, and lots of seniors leaving - ...
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Can I resign with only compensation letter and no offer letter in hand

I have received compensation letter with compensation details from an MNC. i have not received offer letter yet. I have not received any document regarding company rules and joining date. HR has ...
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Accepted a job offer and asked for my name to be corrected on the job offer then got no response

I received a very good job offer Last Wednesday after conducting 3 interviews with HR, the Delivery Manager and the Program Manager. They were really nice and gave me extremely positive feedback, and ...
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About to receive an offer and interested in different position at same company

I'm currently in the final stages of applying for a job and I'm getting signals that I will very likely get an offer. I was told that the position that I am interviewing for is a more of a ...
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Should I report a leak of confidential HR information?

I found that an employee who is no longer with us uploaded a giant Excel file containing HR information into Slack. The file is available to anyone in our Slack and contains names of all current and ...
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After suffering personal loss manager has become inappropriate

This is a follow up of a post I made a few weeks ago because unfortunately things have escalated. So the summary of what has occured; I was in a job for a week when my manager suffered a close ...
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What to do about (new) manager simply ignoring me?

I work part time for an agency. My manager recently got replaced. Understandably she does things a differently, and may even be learning the position herself. Sometimes when I ask questions she simply ...
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How long does it typically take to make travel arrangements for a job candidate?

The question is prompted by a situation in which I am waiting for a firm to schedule my on-site interview (which involves them making travel arrangements for me). The question itself, however, is ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining [duplicate]

I just graduated from college. Last March I attended a job fair at a nearby college. They were hiring students from Professional Degree A (These people have got good theoretical knowledge but lacks ...
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Toxic manager gave me poor performance reviews. How to approach with future hiring managers?

I came across this article and it describes my workplace experiences to a T. If you want the full story, I recommend reading that. Otherwise, some quick background: I'm in my mid-20s working in large ...
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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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New manager gives schedule hours without warning (e.g. 3 hours). How to find her manager?

I work for a marketing company that staffs various events. Our regional manager keeps getting changed for some reason. The new one I’ve had difficulty with. On several occasions she just ignores my ...
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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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Been asked to write a character reference for a fellow admin of a gaming clan

A fellow admin of a PlayStation gaming clan is applying for a job in real life and have asked me to write a character reference for him. I have no problem doing this as I admire him and would not ...
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What should I write in an apology letter, since I have decided not to join a company after accepting an offer letter

I had accepted an offer letter from an employer 45 days ago, but now I got another (better) offer letter from a different company. Now I am wondering, what should I write in a letter to HR at the ...
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H.R. gossiping confidential information + using political back channels

After years without issues, our HR department has started delivering secret messages about office politics through back channels and is distributing personal and confidential information at will for ...
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What is the best way to set up payroll into a startup company?

My husband and I are starting a new company in Ontario, Canada, and targeting to get about 25 employees. I am trying to gather as much info as I can about how to create a human resources and payroll ...
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Blacklisting resumé liars

I have been conducting interviews the last couple weeks and in some cases I had to deal with resumé liars. Most cases are just people who list in their resumés skills that they don't actually have. I ...
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Don't want to take over for manager who is dealing with a personal loss

This is a very complicated situation but I'll try and be brief. Essentially I was hired into a new role at company X. For my role, I am responsible for the output of the company product. If I make a ...
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Am I wrong for digging recyclables/compostables out of the trash and putting them on top of the bins? [closed]

I've worked at this company as a software engineer for the past 2 years now. We're a medium-sized tech company based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our city has an ordinance requiring all ...
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how to talk HR about interview

I have talked to an HR regarding a job opportunity and we had a discussion about CTC. After that, HR sent me a mail regarding the discussed points. As we discussed your CTC will be '00.00'. So ...
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Should I call the interviewer directly, if HR aren't responding? [duplicate]

I had a first round telephonic interview with a company - I thought the interview went very well and I was hoping to hear back from them by now, but I haven't received any call yet. Whenever I call ...
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I wasn't paid what my salary letter promised, but didn't realize until much later. What now?

Two years ago, my boss handed me my first annual salary adjustment letter. It was a substantial increase, retroactive to the beginning of the year. I filed it away. I noticed a pay bump, but because ...
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Why would company (decision makers) wait for someone to retire, rather than lay them off, when their role is no longer needed?

I'm asking about companies'/managers' reasoning in general, rather than about the policy of a specific company. This is something I've come across a number of times, in/about various different ...
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Question regarding resigning from parent company to join subsidiary company [closed]

Before you read on, I would like to apologise for the following question being so lengthy. My coworker and I, two web developers, signed a permanent contract with the parent company in December 2017. ...
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Am I on probation / what are my options (internal promotion) UK

I live and work in the UK I've worked for a company for 4 and a half years being promoted a couple of times in the role I was in. I moved departments on the 30th April 2018 the job offer email stated ...
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Why should HR post the job ad. again on social media before conducting the interview(s)?

I've been invited for a phone interview scheduled for a few days from now (Germany), but I noticed the job advertisement was uploaded again on the social media yesterday (Xing, Linkedin). Is this a ...
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Do I have the right to request more information about a scheduled interview? [duplicate]

I'm going to have an interview a few days from now (phone-based), but I have not given the information about the interview structure which I was supposed to receive via email. I called back the number ...
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Calling in sick confusion

I woke up this morning feeling awful and not able to go into work in fear of collapsing because of dizziness. I called in but the woman who told me to go in today wasnt in when I asked for her. The ...