Questions tagged [new-hires]

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

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How to deal with rescinding acceptance of job offer at company B when company A countered? [closed]

I'm sure there are many opinion on this situation... I recently accepted a job offer at company B, about a week ago. I went to resign at company A and they countered. At company A my role is ...
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How to handle being the new guy with not much to do? [duplicate]

I was hired at the end of April to fill a role for project that is just now starting to ramp up. The first two weeks on the job I spent time completing administrative tasks and various new-hire hr ...
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How early can one refer a friend/family to a job after starting a job at that company?

I have recently joined a large company and my brother is asking me to refer him to one of the jobs that are listed. However, it is barely 2 weeks since I joined and also the job posting requires 3-7 ...
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Data about salaries?

So I'm negotiating my starting salary at a company where I've been freelancing for 6 months. I didn't think my salary was high enough, so I did some research - on Glassdoor and Payscale - and found ...
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Is it alright to ask why I was hired over the other candidates? [closed]

Something I've always wondered: As a recent hire, is it okay for me to ask why I was chosen above the other candidates?
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Is it a good idea to use a group exercise for potential new hires to see how they will work together?

Not entirely certain this is the right place to ask this however looking through StackExchange I couldn't find an alternative. In a couple of days I will be running through 10 developer interviews ...
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What steps do I have to take if I believe my pay should be higher after working at a company for 6 months? [duplicate]

I'm in the second round of interviews and my salary expectation going into the job is $XX,000 as an entry-level software developer. I am aware that most of the other workers in the company who have ...
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What can I conclude about poorly performing interview candidates?

I recently held interviews of two offshore C# programmers (from India). Both interviews went reasonably well until I gave them a minor programming challenge to be solved in collaboration with me. On a ...
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How can I kindly stop jokes and idle chit chat directed at me when I am busy?

I have recently joined a work place and have tried to be easy to approach and friendly to my coworkers. However a few of the employees hired after me seem to make a lot of jokes towards me, or at my ...
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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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I think my new coworker should not be asked to stay; do I talk to anyone about it? [closed]

I started a new job as a Java developer nearly 3 months ago. A new coworker "Bobert" started three weeks after I did. I'll try keep the story to a minimum, both for brevity and relative anonymity. We ...
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I got a job offer, but I lied about a few months on my current work history [duplicate]

So I just received a job offer from a small-to-mid sized company. I signed the acceptance letter and accepted the background check, but checked a "No" for may we contact your current employer. I ...
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Is a long delay between hiring and start date normal?

About 3 and a half weeks ago I accepted a seasonal, entry level position at Lifetime Fitness. Since then, I haven't received any information about my start date or job training. On the two occasions ...
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Internship is almost over, need to start hinting at being hired on permanently

My current internship will be over in just a few months (December). At that time, it's quite possible that I'll be offered a permanent position. If offered the job, I will most likely take it. ...
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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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cleared a senior level interview, but now they are saying they will lower position by 1 level [closed]

I was reached by one of the recruiters on LinkedIn for a senior position to one of the top financial firm, and had 6 interviews. 1 over the phone, and 5 in person. All 5 of the interviewers liked me ...