Questions tagged [new-hires]

Questions around people that were recently hired, on boarding practices, orientations and so forth.

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What is the correct way to approach the request that "new developers should not be able to access the codebase"

We are a small team of developers working on a web app. I answer directly to the company directors, who are responsible for hiring decisions. As a cost saving measure, new developers are often hired ...
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Train very young colleague on professional skills

Someone has joined my team recently to run social, community, user research, etc. They have done this in the past for their family business and are very good with it. But they seem to be quite ...
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I think a new hire is on drugs. (how) Do I confront the situation?

I recently hired a new designer. In the initial few conversations they were very articulate and communicative. The last call I had, they seemed to speak in broken incoherent sentences with 2-3 second ...
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How to handle management's expectations of new team members?

For context I'm a .Net Senior Software Engineer and Team lead. I recently started my current position and the majority of my team members are performing well. However, due to the general shortage of ....
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Leaving Job After New Hire and Before Boss Retires

The Questions: Does anyone here have any advice for: Quitting shortly after a new hire (especially in a small team) Quitting shortly before your boss (who you deeply appreciate) retires The ...
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How long you would be with a junior title?

I got a part-timeast 6 months with the same junior job title. I worked for a total of 2 years and 2 years and 9 months. I have never had raise in my salary.
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Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

I'm currently working as a senior'ish engineer, and am being trained to become a junior engineering manager in the next year, so the company's success and mine are intertwined very directly. About a ...
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How do you leave testing automation and switch to something like development?

I'm about to graduate college in a couple months and I have a job offer lined up for once I graduate. The job was from my summer internship where I did testing automation. My concern is that in my ...
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Replying to a group thread of welcoming me on my 1st day at new remote job

My supervisor started the e-mail thread of welcoming me to the team/department. Several team members has already replied (including the boss of my supervisor so I'm extra nervous) with a brief but ...
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New hire goes over my head to ask for work, how do I elegantly explain to her that she needs to chill?

I lead an oversized team, my manager (and his manager) insist on hiring new people, some right out of college and some decently experienced. Most of my team has nothing to do (without exaggeration!), ...
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Measuring quality of a new hire

There is a lot of literature about how to measure the quality of a hire. All I want to do is ask a simple yes/no question to my employees after 30 days of working with a new hire: Do you like working ...
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What to expect for a first-time worker?

I've never had a "real" job before. How should I expect the first day? I'm supposed to check in, but I'm completely oblivious to how this all will pan out. Do I just show up and follow ...
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Asking for extended pay at a reduced rate while relocating?

I will be starting a new job, but on a fixed-term basis (only 6 months). It's 150mi away. I have already accepted their offer. It's a government/defense role and they've been very forthcoming with ...
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Manager wants to reduce my hours so I don't work with a coworker I'm not getting along with. Not sure if I should agree [closed]

There has been conflicts between me and a new coworker. The manager called me today. She wants us not to work together but this means I would have my hours reduced. I would be happy not to work with ...
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I have to work alone with new coworker and we are having conflicts

I have been working at a coffee shop. Most time I work alone or with one other employee. Recently we got a new manager and hired new employees. One of them I have been having a conflict with. I won't ...
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Dealing with a new negatively presumptive coworker

Our company's entire product team was let go (a few months ago) because of differences with key executives (on how the product should evolve). This team had product discipline and thought ...
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If I see a new employee doing nothing, should I suggest to them what they could be doing or offer training?

Last week my workplace hired a couple new employees. Often times there are only 2 or maybe 3 of us working at one time. I noticed often times they are standing there doing nothing and I think it may ...
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What to do when tasked with something that obviously doesn't make sense [closed]

Someone had came to me with a job offer that sounded really good. I had high hopes but it turned out to be a train wreck. We worked in a very distributed environment. Our team consisted of about 5 ...
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Boss promoted new guy in less than a month. How should I proceed? [closed]

My boss (supervisor) has been trying to convince me everyone out there is evil, except for him. He cuts me out completely from talking to other departments, or anyone else (besides him) for what its ...
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Do interviewers treat interns rude all the time? [closed]

I received an invitation email for a next-day interview and the time scheduled was very bad which was at 12pm, I asked for rescheduling but the HR said they do not have any available slots throughout ...
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Manager does not give me negative feedback directly?

I am on my trial period of 6 months in Europe and had my performance review last week, which was very negative. I was told that if I do not improve some things, they will let me go. The feedback was ...
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Hired for too high a level position

I'm an experienced developer with almost 20 years of experience. I have a history of being too weak in negotiations and getting too low compensation/position and then overperforming. Two months ago I ...
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How to respond to welcome email in a new job?

I just got a new job as a researcher in a lab. My manager introduced me to the whole team through a welcome email. He talked about my qualifications and briefly about my experience. Nobody in the team ...
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This is my very first developer position and I'd like to know what I should expect and what I should be doing to prepare [closed]

I'm very excited about a new job offer I've just accepted as an entry level developer. I am set to start in June 2021 so I have a good chunk of time until then. This is my very first developer ...
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Do I compulsorily need to serve notice period after resigning during probation period?

First, Please go through this probation period clause in my current company's offer letter. Location - India (If that matters) Probation Period: You will be on probation for a period of 12 months ...
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How to keep personal and team motivation at new job while having hard time adjusting to the new company

I just started a new job 3 months ago as a team lead of a completely new small team of new people that are also new in the company. Everybody else in the company has been here for several years and ...
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Recommending someone while being newly-hired myself

I joined a new company a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. My close friend is looking for internships and my company has applications open for internships. I think he would be a great fit. ...
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How do I best pass on a manager's feedback to a colleague?

I've got a new(ish) colleague with whom I share a manager. I was tasked with onboarding the new colleague when they joined, although I think they're pretty settled in now. In a meeting with my manager ...
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Asking for recommendation letter from my new manager when I just recently started?

So I am in a relatively awkward spot. 2 months and a half ago I joined a company. However I only did so because I did not get accepted to grad school, which is my n1 priority in life. The period to ...
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Getting mixed messages in new job from everyone telling me what to do

Relatively recently I started a new job in a specialty retail store. I've noticed a lot of people are telling me what to do and sometimes get conflicting or wrong information. It's been a long time ...
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ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult [closed]

Something like ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5-years old): Pretend I'm a young adult in highschool/primary school or university and haven't tried any full-time jobs, say in summer breaks or for internships. ...
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Demoted through no fault of my own. Required to pay company if I leave. Advice? [closed]

I recently took a new management position at a company and up until this week everything was going smoothly. My team was doing well and my manager was happy with my performance and in fact even gave ...
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Already full with tasks, and will probably be assigned to coach new hires. How should I handle this?

Say I am a programmer with a system called ABC and manager / everyone thinks that I am good at this. In reality I am not but just about surviving by working hard and just about manage my day with ...
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How can an employee appropriately influence an employer to add a high deductible plan (with HSA) to their medical benefits offered?

Is it realistic for an employee to influence an employer, and the HR department, to add a high-deductible health plan to the medical benefits offered by the company? In this case, the employee ...
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Hired as a manager to effect change; existing co-worker capable but lacks 'drive' to learn and build. How to build the relationship we need?

I have recently started a new job, where I am now in essence the Supply Chain Manager for a small company that has several locations across my province (Canada). Two of the people that work for this ...
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How to handle my startup being acquired before I have even started work?

I am a college student graduating in June, and I was fortunate enough to sign a new grad software engineering full-time offer back in September with a medium-sized startup. That startup has now been ...
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new job asked me to begin and then delayed [duplicate]

In working with a professional staffing company, I landed a full time job as a specialist with a school district for the remainder of the school year. I had to scramble to get my credentials in order ...
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Asking for email introduction of the new coworker to the whole group

We have a new temporary coworker in our lab (it is academia, but not academia-specific question). There are about 12 people working here. I would like to ask for a lab-wide introduction of this ...
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HR Uninterested in Substituting Cash for Relocation Despite Lower Cost

I got my first job with a company on the East Coast and am currently planning my move. I'm currently living on the West Coast with my parents as a recent grad. The East Coast company offers a ...
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Job offer description vs reality - how to verify potential project?

Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, ...
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Can I rescind my offer of working on weekends after last day?

I'm leaving my current company at the start of the new year for various reasons, and during those discussions with upper management, I made the mistake of offering to spend my weekends throughout ...
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Workplace is rescinding on a promise made upon hire

We are in California in case it helps when giving advice on her situation. My wife was hired at her workplace back in February. Part of her negotiation at hire was that they would accommodate her ...
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What should I do about a new employee who didn't mention their second job or planned leave?

I'm an inexperienced software engineering manager and recently I hired an employee (a software developer). The technical skills of the guy look good, but I encountered several things which he didn't ...
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An employer is trying to force me to switch banks, which I know is illegal. What should I do? [closed]

An employer has extended a job offer with the condition that I switch my personal banking from one institution to another. They claim that they do this to simplify their internal payroll procedures. I ...
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Does a company have to pay a new hire to fill out new hire forms off the clock? [closed]

Just curious if it's justified for a company to have me fill out all new hire forms (including job specific forms) without compensation and on my own time. I'm used to filling these forms out during ...
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How can people be laid off and hired at the same time on the same contract?

I am a new hire at company X. Apparently, they have hired me and a few others to do automation testing on Contract Y2 on separate projects. How can it be that people with more seniority are being ...
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Suggested goals for improving a strength I didn’t know I had?

A few months ago, I joined a new organization and team. I had to take the StrengthsFinder test. My number 1 strength was Ideation. People in my field tend to be good at that, but I wasn’t expecting ...
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What to do when a new employer ask you to create them a new book of business

So I recently accepted a new job and put in my leaving notice for my current employment. Half way through my two week notice, my team lead from my new employment wants me to give them a list at least ...
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How to deal with coworker not clear in tasks?

In an industrial company, I work in a team including a software maker. This is a very experienced person, and he has a great knowledge. We are working on a project, and I have a task to do after him. ...
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Will an increase in job-hopping cause there to be fewer experts everywhere? [closed]

I learned a tremendous amount from a few people who had been at my last job for 30+ years. Also there was a library of forgotten knowledge in old reports they pointed me to, that none of the co-...
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