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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Employer is trying to fire me after I have resigned

Firstly, I would really appreciate any help that anyone can give me. I have resigned from the company that I work with and have given my notice. I will soon leave said company, however, my employer ...
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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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I'm witnessing racial discrimination/favoritism- how do I report it?

I'm an off-shift chemist in a manufacturing plant. I work closely with a group of process workers, 90% of which are minorities. It seems like the African American and Hispanic workers are always ...
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If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my total experience?

I started working as a software engineer for an MNC in India, right out of college. After working there for almost 2 years, I resigned and left the company without serving the notice period. I did not ...
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How to handle request for payslip by company HR?

Brief Description: I have been interviewing at a company for position A in Singapore and they have decided to give me an offer. The position A has a market greater market value (2x) than I am ...
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Resignation - My replacement discussed in my presence

I resigned from my current job. Hoping things will stay quiet (which it never does) and I accept that, things have become quite awkward. Firstly, my boss came to me, asking me to give exact details ...
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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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Risks involved in fraternizing with subordinate, and how to manage them? [duplicate]

Let's get this out of the way first: sensibility says the answer is going to be "the safest option is to not let it happen in the first place". I'm fully aware, and already considering that as an ...
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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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How should I handle me and my car being mistaken for someone else with the same car who behaves inappropriately?

A colleague working in a different apartment has the exact same car as I have (same model and color and the only two of the brand at my office). The only difference is the chairs, but I understand ...
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If you must report incriminating information about a 3rd party to HR, should you do so anonymously?

If you noticed improper behavior at work, ranging from petty theft of office supplies to deliberate, willful manipulation of a company's financial statement, and you decided to report it to HR, should ...
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How many thank you letters during interview process?

I have just completed an interview, and sent a thank you email to the hiring manager and the president of the company. They were both in the interview. If I have a second interview, do I send another ...
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How can communicate effectively the need for HR to correct my Tax Withholding?

I was recently married and filed a new W4 form (federal US tax withholdings). I checked "Married but Withhold at Single Rate" meaning that my withholdings should be the same as when I was filing as a ...
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Why would recruiters ask “How much would you like to earn?” if the initial pay for all employees is the same?

I've recently been to an interview for a company that had a set pay amounts for each "level" of employees that is based mainly on the amount of time spent with the company. This basically meant that ...
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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 does “HR is not your friend” mean? [duplicate]

We often get "HR is not your friend" at Workplace. What does this phrase mean? What are the motivations and incentives of Human Resources (HR) that might set it at odds with an employee? I think a ...
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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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Translating research into a resume

I am a pure mathematics undergraduate at an American school interested in pursuing internships in quantitative finance. The past few summers I have worked at various universities doing NSF-sponsored ...
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When taking leave for major depressive disorder, how can I best protect my rights in event of termination? [closed]

I have a long history of major depressive disorder. I've been under a psychiatrist's care and we have determined a Family Medical Leave Absence is necessary immediately. I work for a smallish ...
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I accessed my boss's private Facebook messages, and found out she is trying to fire me. How do I proceed? [closed]

I had been asked to do a bit of social media work. I gained access to my boss's personal Facebook messages, since the business page is linked to it. I have been having a rough time at work, and went ...
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Finding Out About Having To Pay Large Expenses Upfront

I work in the IT field and I just started working at a new company. One of the requirements of the job (which I view as a positive benefit) is to travel around the world handling client migrations. ...
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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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Boss making me do inappropriate punishments at work [closed]

I have been working for this couple of investors for around 18 months. The set up is, these two people will buy small online businesses and I will run these businesses from a single office. Currently ...
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My job didn't inform me the hospital called to tell me my husband was admitted. Can I take action against them? [closed]

My husband starting feeling sick at work around 9am. His boss let him leave. He went to urgent care, and from there he was taken to the hospital. When he was admitted, the nurse let him know that she ...
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HR have lost important Identity document

To give some back ground, I'm English, working in France for a company of around 60 people and have been here for around 7 months. I am in the process of applying for various administrative things (...
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Internal application to a senior role blocked by HR

I have applied to a Senior position within my company. Unfortunately, I have been told that the HR department has stopped my application as it would be considered as a promotion. When I tried to ...
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Soft-skills… how and why?

Intro: I'm originally a physicist, and I love programming since my childhood (primarily C++). After finishing my PhD in physics, I did a post-doctoral fellowship in a university for 2 years, where in ...
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How to reject a candidate whilst allowing, in the future, that they will be accepting of future offers?

I am recruiting developers for my team, and there is this nice candidate that I cannot make an offer to now, because I have proceeded with another candidate. However, in the future, we may have more ...
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How common is a Scent Free workplace, and how can we clearly define the policy?

I am a member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee in the company that I work for, and we are currently looking at some Air Quality complaints stemming from the overuse of Cologne and Perfumes. ...
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Should I give recruiter my DOB and last four digits of SSN?

This site has had similar questions about giving private information to recruiters but I haven't seen this particular case. When I'm cold-called by an recruitment agency about a job, and I agree to ...
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Human Resources Complaint About Hiring Process

Background: Recently I have had a job interview for a position at my company. I work at the company as a contractor currently and applied for a full time position. Lots of coworkers along with myself ...
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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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Can an administrative assistant take on the roles of morale building and team building?

In my company, we have an administrative assistant who does not have a sophisticated degree, and whose experience is in doing data entry and simple bookkeeping. I am considering having her take on ...
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What should I do if the HR of the company behaves this way?

So I got a call from a junior HR of a reputed company regarding a job opportunity that required my skills, they asked about my current CTC(cost-to-company) and my expectations. I gave them a number x ...
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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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Good interview gone bad - but don't know why? [closed]

Had a job interview to replace an IT Manager and this was quite hush-hush for the company. Their current IT Manager wasn't to know he was on the way out... ok. However when I came in for the first ...
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Unofficial telecommuting brings the envy of colleagues. What if there is an HR confrontation?

Original post from Jan 2016: I'm a contracts manager for a public biopharmaceutical company. We do not have a work-from-home policy absent inclement weather. I'm not a lawyer by training but spend ...
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Great CEO with horrible management style

I'm a relatively inexperienced HR professional. I've been with my organization for 1 year and have a situation that I feel very positive about, but am unclear about my next steps. Here is a little ...
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How to deal with a weeping co-worker

My co-worker weeps due to their family problems at office. They don't seek privacy. I don't intervene because I don't think it is my place to ask about their problems when they are not willing to ...
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Colleague facing redundancy has asked me to accompany her to HR meeting

The place where I work is currently making redundancies. Cuts are being made and 20 people are at risk of losing their jobs. I'm not at risk but my colleague is and she's been invited to a meeting ...
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Taking employees from former employer [closed]

Edit: This is not a question seeking "legal" advice. I don't have a single mention of courts, law, suing or lawyers in my question, besides this edit, which is in response to the question being closed ...
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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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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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How to deal with understanding the reason behind a layoff and capturing unsaid signs / issues that could have been a reason for the same

I have been laid off, and I am really trying to understand the reasons / reasoning behind it. Below is the context: We knew before hand that our company is going to do the process of layoffs. As a ...
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How can I explain away job-hopping 3 jobs in a year?

I was working in an IT company as a developer, then I got chance to work in an MNC company as a DBA, so I joined the new company. After a week, they said DBA means "data analyser". I felt that I was ...
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Coworker makes offensive comments outside office hours - should I raise this with HR?

A coworker of mine has recently made a series of jokes in poor taste regarding rape - an excerpt, verbatim: "It's always the right time for a rape joke" all outside of the office/work hours. He's ...
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How to request the password on a company's laptop that is dedicated for me?

I started working with this startup company 5 months ago. From the first day I started, they got me a laptop dedicated for me and I have been using it since then. last week, we had a push as we ...
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Should I worry about a company if hiring manager acts unprofessionally?

I applied to a company and on the onsite interview, my Future Manager and the team showed how they are impressed with my CV and test assignment I made, which felt intense. After that Hiring Manager ...
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Issue with background-check on previous employment start-date

I am a recent graduate and I was given an entry level IT job offer by a large corporation not too long ago. They required a recent computer science graduate for the position, I met the requirement and ...
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Technical explanation to HR

As part of some phone interviews I recently had, I was asked by someone from HR to run through my CV and the technical skills I use day-to-day. I began by simply describing the tools/software I use, ...