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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Should I CC the general manager in my job application?

I was about to email the General Manager my resume to inquire for a career opportunity, but suddenly I came across a job posting for a specific position. My instinct tells me to send it to the HR ...
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Should I talk about my new salary in a promotion? [closed]

My coworker that got me this job left, leaving me alone at the front-end in the company. In doing so, the company's director gave me a promotion, saying that he would pay for any course I needed to do ...
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Contacting new company's employees before joining the job

I got an offer from a company after a series of interviews and I accepted it. I browsed some of the company's employee profiles in LinkedIn and connected with them since they interviewed me. Is it ok ...
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how to deal with HR response on job offer decision [duplicate]

I am recent graduate from my second master program (from an European country). Also have 5 to 6 years of work experience (in an Asian country). My first masters was from America. I have been recently ...
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Background check taking a long time; Should I call the store for an update on the background check? [duplicate]

I interviewed for a position in May and received a call about a week or so later and the assistant manager offered me the position. We discussed salary and how many hours I would be working. She then ...
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Why refer to people as 'resource'? [duplicate]

I hear this all the time. I'll see if I have a resource available. Perhaps an India resource can pick this up. All my resources are busy. But what they mean is I'll see if anyone is ...
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No Rejection email

I had a job interview 3 weeks ago, at a company known for its hiring procedure (and its explicit rejection email). I could tell that the interview didn't go well, but the HR told me in an affirmative ...
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Gender equality in new hires [duplicate]

I am managing a team of 15 individuals. The gender ratio in the team is not very good, 8:2 to be exact! All of them have almost the same skill sets. Apparently, there are some vacancies on the team. ...
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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? [closed]

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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Whether to politely decline a sentimental gesture?

I've taken on a wide enough variety of projects my manager has joked that "Jack-of-all-trades engineer" would be a good title for me. Yesterday our head of HR called me in to discuss moving from ...
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Can I complain to HR about gender bias? [closed]

I am a female employee. A few weeks ago, I got sick with common cold and cough. I used up all my sick days, but did not get better. I worked from home since my constant coughing, sneezing and blowing ...
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Is it ethical for an employer to force its employees to take vacation time? [closed]

My company, like most every other company, has a published list of paid holidays. In December, the only paid day off is the 25th. Last year, everyone was notified that the office would be closed the ...
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How to deal with the grudged HR manager? [closed]

I just have started a new position. Prior to it, during the interviews, HR had tried to offer a lower salary than I was willing to accept. Although I had been told by the HR that they could not offer ...
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Rejected for having 4 days less experience than a year [duplicate]

I recently got rejected from an opportunity just because I have experience 4 days less than a year. The company requires minimum experience of 12 months. In my resume I have put dates in front of ...
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How can HR speed up recruitment and create a contingency plan in a company with severe attrition? [closed]

I work at a company with a software team of a little more than a hundred people, and the company is seeing at least three to four resignations every month from the software team alone. It takes HR ...
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Salary overtime and PTO on the same week [closed]

I just want to know if there is anything that I can specifically reference online with regards to the following. Employee is salaried. Employee worked overtime in a single week: over 30 hour shift ...
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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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Took an unexpected Leave Of Absence

I took a very unexpected LOA (Leave of Absence) for 2 weeks. Here's a little back story: I suffer from depression. I have never been hospitalized for it, however I see my doctor every 3 months to see ...
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My boss has two possible roles in mind for me. How can I influence his decision on which to assign me to?

My boss is undecided whether to assign me to: role A: office (managing spreadsheets, image editing, vectorial drawing, etc.) role B: warehouse stock assistant How can I convince him or ...
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Weird Greeting in e-mail correspondence with HR department discussing salary

After many tough technical interviews with a giant tech company, I was finally contacted by the HR department to let me know that I passed all of them and they wanted to schedule an interview to ...
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Asked to Contribute To Team Event

Recently my firm organized a holiday decorating contest as a friendly competition between teams. I am an employee, but my direct manager is offshore. A large majority of my work is spent with a team ...
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Employer promised not to contest unemployment, but it looks like my claim is going to be denied. However I have an audio recording of their promise [closed]

California Employer. After receiving negative performance feedback several times and showing improvement each time, I was scheduled for a meeting with my manager along with HR. Given the addition of ...
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Should I send HR a gift for Christmas? [closed]

Is it a good idea to send a gift to the HR hiring manager as a thank you/Christmas gift after I have been accepted into a job? The HR manager has certainly gone out of her way to assist me, answering ...
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Some comments have been made about me in the exit interviews of people in my department, Do I have right to see them [closed]

I have been made aware of some comments made about me in exit interviews by people who worked in my department. HR have not forwarded them to me, but spoken with my line manager. She has not told me ...
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Request package raise after signing the offer

I received my new job offer and my join date is in next 2 weeks. I signed the offer for a particular package which is $5000 more than my current package. But I just received a 5% salary increment and $...
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What are my option to deal with discrimination on mental health issues during the hiring stage?

I was offered a conditional offer letter, which means that I need to clear all the areas of a background check in order to get the job. However, I did not and after ordering a copy of my background ...
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Should I ask for more PTO as an entry level employee? [duplicate]

I am considering two job offers for entry level positions straight out of college. They are essentially the same salary, but one of them has a more convenient location (company A), while the other (...
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Can a company have access to an employee's counselling session notes?

I know that the so-called anonymous, confidential employee engagement surveys are not anonymous and that HR can ask Gallup or a similar company to cough out an employee's survey response on some ...
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Demotion ? or Promotion? [closed]

I started my employment a year ago as an Administrative Assistant Within 3 months I was promoted to Payroll Administrator/ HR Assistant (no experience but I excelled). Within 7 months of my hire ...
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My manager is asking me to do too much, please help! [closed]

I have a team that consists of two people, and my manager manages several other teams all at the same time. My manager is constantly asking me too much work, instead of hiring more staff? What can I ...
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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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What to write in mail having resume [closed]

What should I write in an email when sending a resume to someone who has given me an email address and asked me to share my resume. Extra question(trivial): Should I attach my resume as a PDF or DOC ...
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Exit interview - multiple choice very superficial

We already have some questions which answer how to turn down an exit interview (you don't) and how to say nothing at an exit interview I got a multiple choice to fill out - different topics to rate ...
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Is it ethical(or legal) for an HR to delay permanent contract and notify your team mates about your new assets? [closed]

I was with this company where I pass the probationary period and they gave me a contract for permanent position after 2 weeks of the said period. Say my probation period duration is until October 1 ...
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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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Salary vs Monitoring Hours [closed]

I just took this job and there are issues around my hours while being salary. My boss told me in the interview that I would be hourly, and the schedule is not flexible. But upon hiring, the company ...
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Salary cap without a raise, but yet the contract states I can get a raise if I have a successful review? [closed]

After some salary haggling, I signed a contract to work for a company. The contract stated my salary, 40 hours per week, a review in a year with a possible raise for a successful review. Well, the ...
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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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Human Resources - what can & can't they do?

I was just wondering, is Human Resources (HR) allowed to pass on your resignation letter to your manager? - gov.uk website states that the HR are meant to keep your documents (including HR) secure as ...
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Issues in reducing notice period [duplicate]

I resigned at this company at the first week of February, my present company notice period is 2 months. My date of joining at the new company is March 25. I spoke to HR to relieve me early for which ...
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Confused about my boss's behavior [closed]

I was struck with a serious illness and had to stay home for several days so I began to call my boss each day to inform him of my status. He told me it wasn't necessary to call him "every single day" ...
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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 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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How do I handle HR/recruitment being very unresponsive? [duplicate]

I applied to a position at a major tech company which I'd love to work for: The technology let alone the brand would be a great advancement in my career. After contacting me, the HR representative ...
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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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Replying to feedback email

I'm currently working at a university in the student administration and I was offered an opportunity for a short-term casual contract as a graduation assistant. There was very limited training and ...
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Employer not accepting my resignation

I joined a company just 3 months ago. My marriage got arranged suddenly and I will be moving abroad with my fiance. When I notified HR of my resignation, they behaved very rude and said they will not ...
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Wrong Employment Information in Job application form but correct information in Background verification form [closed]

I am working for 2 years in my present company and in my last and second last company I had worked for 5 months and 6 months respectively. I have always stated this information correctly in all my ...
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Calling in sick and no sick leave available [closed]

I have no sick leave available but had to call in sick. Is my employer allowed to call me and make me come in to work?
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Can Employer file case if by mistake employee down load source code

I am working as an software developer for startup IT software company.Company given me public access on all project source code .There is an download zip option on system on which by mistake I have ...