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Anyone have advice when needing to demote leaders who are not performing back to an IC role? Best practices or mistakes to avoid?

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I sent a canned email from a template like I typically do but this guy got super angry. He sent an email saying horrible things to me, I'm pretty sure he found my Facebook and made a fake account … more

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One of my executives thinks he is being endearing by calling women "Baby" "Gorgeous" "Sweetie" and he calls men "handsome". I have had multiple complaints again… more

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How do your companies recognize technical (e.g., STEM) accomplishments? I’ve heard of old school things like fellowships and “Distinguished Engineer” titles. Wondering what other places do now. I’m st… more

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Classic awkward need to address body oder in the workplace. We have truck drivers who share trucks and the other drivers at the point of wanting to leave. We’ve already talked once this employee but n… more

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What do you do outside of work, to keep yourself sane? This ain't the easiest gig in the world. How do you keep yourself in check.

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They don’t teach ______ in HR school. What are aspects, competencies or tools that you commonly use in your day to day as an HR professional that they don’t teach as part of a traditional HR program? … more

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How are companies handling performance reviews for this year with covid economy challenges, company goals changes, furlough period? We want to be flexible but how will we evaluate for merit and bonus … more

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I have seven years' experience in executive search (based in APAC but have worked on global roles) and want to leave the industry for either an in-house talent role or a consulting firm. I haven&… more

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Has anyone had a request to terminate an employee after they returned from a leave of absence? What was your experience like?

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Hi all, as a Talent Acquisition Partner that is looking to start expending my Professional education, would you recommend pursuing SHRM-CP certification?

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Any recommendation on where to find/recruit engineers with specialized skills? Specifically scala.

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Is anyone else having this issue? Since COVID in June, I have had so many unemployment requests that are fraudulent. We report to our state, and I am getting requests for employees that had no change … more

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A little embarrassed not to know the answer to this question I’m about to ask regarding candidates and current salary... can a recruiter in MA ask a candidate in Arkansas (for example) where they do n… more

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Which job board service provider do you utilize to manage your recruitment job postings? We currently use eQuest that manages the integration job postings to recruitment portals (Glassdoor, Dice, etc.… more

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We are a 13000 headcount company and offer only PPO medical plans to employees.If we want to offer a different Medicare plan to a business unit in California which has headcount of 30, can anyone sugg… more

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If I have someone who is interested in early retirement at my company, outside of COBRA (which is only 18 months), what benefits are available for them. Are there Medical/prescription/dental/vision/et… more

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I work in hr as a coordinator currently but am applying to generalist positions. I see positions posted by the actual company, and also by a recruiter company often, which is better to apply to? I kno… more

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My leadership of a startup in California is very anti-COVID restrictions and has recently said that they want to force employees to come into the office, no exceptions, even though our County is still… more

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I'm currently looking for alternatives to intersectional diversity training, as I'm not sold on the positive outcomes of training staff using it. What other models and approaches are out there… more

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What are you greatest pet peeves with job candidates? I've heard some technical recruiters often get low-effort applications either from candidates who don't fit a job profile or are from a l… more

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Does anyone have any study tips or can suggest a helpful study tool for the HRCI SPHR exam? I used BenchPrepHR to help me prep and took a few practice test. I took my exam last week and unfortunately … more

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I'm an HR Generalist with about 7 years of experience. What is the best way to learn more about Compensation? I've always wanted to dive deeper into that area of HR, however, until recently, I… more

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Thinking about moving to Los Angeles. What’s the best neighborhood/area for someone who’s a foodie, wants to be relatively close to the beach, safe neighborhood and does not have a car?

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Hi There - I work for an organization that has retail locations. I had the team lead call me this morning (a Saturday) because he had to send a new employee home. The employee he sent home had a menta… more

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We are creating a training room (for about 8 learners). We’ll use this for new hire orientation mostly, but the organization has ongoing training needs. I have never had to design a training space bef… more

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How much budget do companies typically spend on L&D activities? Something like an average budget spend per employee per year for training/coaching?

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Just venting. I’m tech, and many employees (like 85%) think that being a jerk is a badge of honor and their EQ is like at high school level, so talking to them about diversity issues is like banging h… more

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I need to approach a manager who has received several comments that there is perceived favoritism. They have a team of hard, strong workers who have been with the company for years. A great new employ… more

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HR Job Seekers - How do you go about answering the "What are your salary expectations?" question? What are your go-to sources for salary data? HR recruiters - How do you want candidates to… more

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Currently, we're using JazzHR for our ATS and importing new hires in ADP WorkForce Now, our HRIS and where we run payroll. JazzHR has been great, and ADP has mostly been a pain. We're also usi… more

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How is everyone transitioning your typical end of the year/holiday events to comply with covid guidelines? We are a startup, about 75 employees, and are used to holding monthly events. We haven't … more

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I‘ve been at my company since quarantine started and have been using my personal cell phone to make work calls and conduct phone interviews. I noticed my cell/AT&T bill has gone up. In my past job… more

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Most of our employees work from home (WFH). I have one with whom I am unable to make contact on the phone, texts, or emails outside of her scheduled hours and during her scheduled hours. When she is l… more

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With the onset of Covid, most of our workforce is now remote, which means we need to collaborate with IT and order equipment for new hires we are bringing on. We are having issues with IT and having t… more

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Our company is working remotely and most likely won't return until the new year, with the exception of people who volunteer to go in. I am curious to know what other organizations plan to do when … more

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Our company usually does performance evaluations in June of each year. Our pay philosophy is not clear. We usually give a COLA in January each year, somewhere around 2% and if an employee performed we… more

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Imagine if you could choose only 1 or a few core indicators that you can apply to every employee at your company across departments and service lines, what would be the right indicators to measure emp… more

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Hey all, I need some help... I’m trying to add more screening to my hiring process. We want to use a personality/assessment test. We really want to focus on character. What are you using?

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