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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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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 ...
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Sign-on bonus repayments upon leaving a company

I'm leaving my company (in the US, IL) before one year cycle. And I have to return the $5000 relocation lump sum that I received (I actually received only $3000 after tax), under the condition that if ...
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Received broken gift at workplace from the company. What should I do?

On occasion of Diwali, all the employees at my workplace got a 1ltr glass bottle nicely gift wrapped from the HR department. When I opened mine, I learned that the bottle is already broken(not by ...
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Fraudulent ex colleague hired at current employer [duplicate]

I've recently learned of a former colleague being hired at my current employer. From multiple sources news came to me regarding his termination. This was due to fraud and he was subsequently fired on ...
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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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Got fired for fraternization. What to do now?

I had 1.5 and years of experience in a company and after a lot of struggle I got selected in a very good company which paid good. They sent me to Singapore, and I did something stupid. I was caught ...
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Professional references I introduced to the HR manager don't respond?

I am at the end of my PhD and searching for my next professional opportunity. I recently had a job interview for a research engineer position. I had two different interviews: with the scientific/...
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Scheduling phone call with a recruiter

I've been working with a corporate recruiter and have been expecting to hear back about a job offer. I get an email today saying "let me know a good time to talk". I replied back and said I was free ...
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Is an experience certificate from an unregistered company valid?

I am working in an Indian IT company which is not a registered company. Would an experience certificate from such a company be valid or not?
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Determining if a recruiter is legit

A recruiter contacted me recently, but I'm wondering if this person/job is legit. Reasons to believe the recruiter and job are real. The email address matches the company she claims to be from Her ...
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Do I have to bring up a candidate's troubled history?

About 3 years ago, my coworker "Charles" convinced 14 people in my org to join a Fantasy Football league with a $100 buy-in. (14 people pay $100 at the beginning, and then the $1,400 would be ...
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I refused work due to an injury, I was threatened with disciplinary?

I have an injury that happened outside of work - an infected toe. I am on antibiotics. I can walk but it is very painful. The job I normally do is standing all day so I was told to move to another ...
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Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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How to politely ask “pretentious” engineers to simplify language

I spent a lot of time thinking on this question so that it can have an answer, so please inform me if it needs modification since I really need help with this problem. I am one of 10 team leads for ...
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What is the most effective strategy of addressing a drug-related arrest during my job hunt?

I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of ...
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Can your employer tell you you cannot go to HR after multiple harassment grievances and nothing being done? [closed]

Ann is being bullied and harassed at work. She has reported it to her managers multiple times and nothing has been done. This time, HR was contacted and involved. This has been an ongoing problem. ...
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Can a employee refuse to work with a particular manager? [closed]

The project I am working on is closing and the employees are moved out to different departments in the same company. Recently a guy from another department approached me. Later, I came to know that ...
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Fired for inappropriate behavior. How to handle resume and future jobs? [duplicate]

So a month ago I was forced from my job for inappropriate behavior. I am still claiming that it didnt happen... so essentially someone I was working training at the time was placing claims about me ...
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Young colleague wants to resign; I would like him to stay

I've started a new position recently where I'm managing, orchestrating would be more the term, a wide range of software developers. One of the guys, a 20 to 25-year-old, has seen his previous team ...
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Below Industry Average Pay and Extra Work Taking Away From Personal Time [duplicate]

I work at a company that under pays me by 30% of the industry average according to Glass Door and Stack Overflow salaries. I used my skills and years of experience to find this. I even checked by ...
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eeoc complaint filed by coworker, hr wants to interview me, my rights/obligations? [closed]

TL;DR - coworker filed EEOC complaint against employer, HR equity officer/lawyer type wants to interview me, what are my legal obligations and legal rights? The long(er) version - Three of us that ...
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Do people being interviewed need to be informed they are part of an investigation?

I'm looking for some guidance, hopefully from a HR professional but any advice is appreciated; for context, this is in the UK so will be subject to our laws/guidelines. I, along with many colleagues ...
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Top developer doing more home office than allowed

I'm a release manager of a well-known software development company. In the project we work in, we have 1 developer. Every worker in the project including me (around 20 people, mostly managers) has 2 ...
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Can I request HR a copy of my pre-employment medical checkup?

I've recently been interviewed for employment by an IT company in this country (Argentina). Before I could be accepted for the job, they requested a pre-employment medical checkup. Today, I received a ...
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Should I be talking to HR about my struggles with stress and depression at my workplace?

I've been really, really struggling with workplace related stress and depression. Recently, my companies HR department sent out a survey to check the mental health of the company. I decided to respond ...