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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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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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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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 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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to convince HR to display only the new name after a name change?

A friend of mine is transsexual. She recently changed her legal name from, let's say, John to Jane. In the company where she works, when somebody changes either their first or last name, the old name ...
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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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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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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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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 ...