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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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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, ...
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Bullying (physically and verbally) by relatives of a manager

I would like to know what is the best way to deal with work colleagues who are physically and verbally abusive to me at work. In this case, the bullies are relatives of the HR manager, who I report to ...
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I've been given a warning at work for disciplinary actions

I was told that the reason for the warning was that on a certain production day, a product error was committed. I am the lead supervisor and the personnel involved told me what happened and how they ...
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My manager is forcing me to clean, vacuum, wash, and take out the garbage during trade shows

I am a marketing project manager working in an American company based in France. This role includes planning and managing logistics for industry events. I am responsible of managing end-to-end all ...
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How to report manager for misconduct?

I've never done this before and could use some advice. I am preparing to report my manager to HR for the way he acts around people. I don't know where to start. The way he acts does impede ...
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How to handle debt collection calls for a former employee?

In January 2014 I began receiving debt collection calls for an employee who was formerly one of my direct reports. Not wanting to get into a conundrum with HR (which is very easy to do with this ...
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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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My manager has read out my Resignation Letter to my work colleagues, what should I do? [closed]

I handed in my resignation letter due to being ill after getting knocked down by a car. I received two messages from two of my work colleagues stating that my manager had read out my resignation ...
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Using a Post-it note instead of an accompanying letter when sending documents

I received a job offer on relative short term notice. Everything was settled by phone, but obviously I had to sign a contract and send it back to the company. Instead of writing and printing a full ...
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What should I do when I have caught my manager(s) taking my money from me?

I am in a retail/Sales position. The manager I caught stealing my money is not in the sales department. I sold a product which gets a $100 bonus from the company directly (and not through my ...
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Appropriate response to candidate deciding whether to accept another job offer?

We have a process where we interview our top three candidates and if none of them appear appropriate we interview our next three preferred candidates the next week. (We are a small firm so cannot ...
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Is it my responsibility to inform HR of illegal events performed by coworkers that they might not know about?

Recently a coworker informed me they were convicted for check fraud and sent to prison several years ago, they advised me they did not disclose this information when being hired by the company. I ...
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Retaliation Worries

Basically, here is the situation. Colleague X broke a rule. Colleague X told me via chat that he broke the rule after I directly instructed him not to do so. I report Colleague X to the manager. I ...
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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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Co-worker seems to be trying to sow discord on his way out. Inform HR?

I have a co-worker on a peer level with me. He is a term employee and the company has opted to not extend his term. He will be done at the end of the month. The company line is that there is not ...
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Submitting a resume easily parsed by applicant tracking systems (ATSs) or submiting a nicer one with which an ATS might have a bit of trouble parsing?

Is it better to submit a simply structured, well-organized, very blocky, dull resume that a parser can easily extract information from when submitting a job application online; or is it better to ...
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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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Personnel files not being secured

I work for a small company (6 people) - which does not have a dedicated HR person. I have discovered some of my, along with a colleague's, personnel files laying on an open network share. This ...
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How to factor health insurance cost into salary decision?

I work at a small company where we pay 100% of employees' health insurance premiums. The cost can vary dramatically depending on whether an employee waives coverage, wants individual coverage, or has ...
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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 strategies (if any) do HR use to cope with the impact their decisions make on peoples lives and careers [closed]

HR makes or implements decisions that impact on people, it's their role. PIP's, terminations, disciplinary measures etc,. all of these must have an emotional impact on the HR staff. What strategies ...
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Marked “not hirable” after 15 years of service, cannot find out why [closed]

I was at a company for nearly 15 years (Let's call it BlueTech). I had been through many bosses. 2 years ago, I got a particularly bad one and happened to have an opportunity open up at another ...
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How to mention weakness in the self assessment section of an employment form

I have been trying to write this section of "Developmental Areas" in a employment form given by my organization. This is the place where I need to cite a few of my weaknesses. I actually want to ...
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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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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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Good gift/thank-you for Human Resources?

I have a great HR department. They really do a nice job. For example, they recently set us up with a pre-tax benefit that put about $1000 in my pocket. What's a good way to thank them?
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Interview: How to respond to questions about salary?

I recently had a phone interview with a company that I had applied to. I believe it was with an HR person. She asked 1) How much do I want to make in this position I'm applying for and 2) How much do ...
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Asking for a 50% raise because underpaid for years [closed]

I'm 29, hired into current engineering firm 3 years ago with 2 years of experience prior. Due to the quality of the firm and number of applicants against me, I decided to offer coming on with a lower ...
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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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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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How to deal with an annoying colleague & roommate? [closed]

I have just started a new job (my first 'real' one). There is a colleague who instantly attached herself to me, me being the only other woman. She is very irritating and pushy, distracting and ...
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I've been invited back after not getting the job the first time around

So, after losing out to the job to the other person a month ago. I receive an email this week saying are you still interested in the role you applied for. I emailed the person back and told them ...
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How can I professionally resolve this disagreement about insurance liability with my company?

My company sent me to another state for 2 weeks and I was told to rent a car while I was there. Since our corporate credit cards had expired the week before, they told me to use my own credit card. ...
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What to do when HR hid information about unfavorable work location arrangement?

TL;DR The company told me I have to work in country B for two months, then put me in country A, but when I finished the two months, I was told I need to work an additional four still in B. We did not ...
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Should I complain to HR about being mocked for request I made [closed]

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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Stop engineer from planning “bully projects”

I work for a enginering company where a few senior engineers got into a large fight that caused a lot of concern. The more senior engineer "stone walled" the not as senior engineer apparently, and the ...
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HR asking me to fill a form with my personal details for the office's directory, but I don't want to share my cell phone number with coworkers

I don't mind giving my personal information to the HR staff, but they want to publish my residential and cell phone number in the office directory. I don't have a residential phone, and I am not ...
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Is it alright to ask for a copy of your diploma or transcript of records from your HR Department?

I am currently in the process of applying to another employer, and it looks like the hiring manager wants a copy of my transcript and diploma. I am currently employed, and I think I sent out the ...
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Can I ask HR to put me on a PIP? [closed]

Two months ago, I joined to a new IT company with negative feedback from my previous manager, as a full-time tester. During these 2 months, I have been working part-time for 3 weeks (4h/day) in a ...
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My Co-Worker Comes In 2 Hours Early For His Shift But Doesn't Put It On His Time Sheet

My co-worker comes in 1-2 hours early for his shift and begins working, he doesn't add this to his time sheet. I am worried that this is a potential risk to the company should he ever leave or be ...
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Should I inform my employer of additional certifications I obtain that are not directly related to my position?

Should I inform my employer of additional certifications I obtain that are not directly related to my position? Background: I am a software engineer. I graduated with a bachelor's degree within the ...
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Should this issue be directed to HR? Staff are always eating residents leftover food

I work in Long Term Care and one of the policy is that staff cannot eat remaining food from the residents' meals (the food that has not been served). It goes in the garbage at the end of the day. Some ...
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Questionable behavior from recruiting agent

I recently had an interview with a large firm for a software engineer role. The interview was organized through a recruitment agency. The night before the interview the recruitment agent sent me an ...
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Late Payment by employer [closed]

I have recently joined an middle -size organisation about 2 months ago. The employer has not yet paid the amount of my first month. The salary cycle is from 25th to 25th of every month, with a week ...
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HR says all employees required to talk to a salesman about a benefit — how to respond?

I work for a large government employer - a community college district in the US with thousands of employees. I received an email from HR saying that all employees were required to meet with a ...
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Been offered a job that I want but I want to go backpacking for a couple of months? [closed]

I have been offered the same job which I used to work at my previous workplace. I'm currently unemployed as I left a different job at the same company because it wasnt for me and I had applied to my ...
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Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also?

Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also. There could be reasons, why somebody might take a pay cut for ...
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Feeling unproductive in my team and would like to give my manager a plausible reason to change teams

I have joined a big company 2 months ago. In this company, there is a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, as well as making the employees feel well at their work. However, the department / team ...