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How long do you typically allow for self assessments and manager assessments for year-end? This year we gave employees a week and managers 3 weeks (holidays not included), but they still said it wasn’t long enough even though most waited until the very last day to complete them.

After your DEI training what are the other things have you done to fill in the gaps? More training ? A speaker?

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Do you use a second monitor for your laptop? If so, which brand do you use? I have sidetrack and it’s a hit or miss when it will work.

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Looking for feedback on Paylocity and UKG payroll HRIS. We have 250 employees and rapidly growing company.

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If I give notice on a holiday week, would the 4 day work week count as a full week for the 2 weeks notice?

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Is your organization planning to require employees be vaccinated? I understand why management wants this but concerned about losing good employees because they don’t believe in vaccination or are wanting to wait until more people have been vaccinated to see if there are issues with it. I’m also concerned with moral if we require this. Employees may get it to keep there job but hold on to some bitterness or develop anxiety over it. Am I being too soft or over analyzing?

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So we just got the 2nd email in 2 mos from HR telling us to “look presentable” and to be “completely available” during work hours. In what world are they living? Is it harassment if I tell them to go F themselves?

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Can anyone recommend a certificate or course that is actually useful for developing professionals and/or reviewing performance? I don’t want/need something that is just a credential, I’m actually looking to get some formal grounding in these two topics so I can overhaul processes at my consulting firm. Thanks for your advice!!!

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For anyone who’s started at a company fully remote (Covid or otherwise)… when ramping into your new role, what did you do to feel more connected to your team/sales dept? I’m finding that I have questions that I don’t know how or whom to ask, I don’t know who anyone is and my manager can be MIA. This is my first fully remote role and it’s thrown me for a bit of a loop

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Anyone in big law transitioned from corporate to litigation (in an entire different field)? What was your experience like? How did you get a foothold?

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Anyone here a member of Revenue Collective? Is it worth it? What kind of value have you gotten out of it if so? Thanks!

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As an associate, how long should you wait after lateraling to a new firm before you take a vacation?

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I’m interested to know opinions on which service is better for in-house counsel, Practical Law or Lexis Nexis? Or another option that I might be unaware of? Im an in-house generalist at a medium sized, service based company and handle a range of matters including general business, contracts, employment/international employment, IP, privacy, and technology. I want to be able to access templates, practice guides, and checklists.

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Any user feedback on hoteling software? Our team is looking at SpaceIQ and AgilQuest right now.

Pfizer is 80% effective after the first dose and 90% effective after the second dose, according to a new real world study. Most ill effects are from the second shot. So I’d prefer not to take the second shot. Am I wrong?

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I’m looking for a screening tool that will assess a candidate’s proficiency with MS-Teams. Would anyone know if there is such a thing that exists?

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How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?

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I graduated with my bachelor's in HRM and I'm wondering if there are any certifications or trainings I could do before I lock down on the SHRM-CP. I recently became HIPAA certified for my company and that got me thinking about what else I could do to add to my resume. Looking for good stepping stone certificates.

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How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?

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How common is a strict attorney PTO policy, particularly among small-mid size firms? I thought the “just get your shit done” approach was common, but at my new job I have two weeks (10 days).

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Anyone ever heard of Exabeam ? Thoughts on company , culture, work? Principal security consultant. Thanks!!

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All, my cousin works for TCS in Chennai as a data scientist and has a green card. He’s planning on moving to US, but doesn’t have any job prospects lined up. Any fish have any leads he could follow?..

How long do you typically allow for self assessments and manager assessments for year-end? This year we gave employees a week and managers 3 weeks (holidays not included), but they still said it wasn’t long enough even though most waited until the very last day to complete them.

Ok Bernie, time to drop out now. You’re have no chance and are putting people’s health at risk by enabling continuance of the primaries.

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Advice please: got a first round interview with a company a month ago. Ended up declining the interview because while I was waiting for recruiter to get back to me, I accepted another offer (Cont)

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Delta offering 75k bonus miles with a new Amex Card. Offer worth going for considering we're still going to be using the corporate card for all travel expenses.?

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Anyone become self-employed after public accounting? If so what were the challenges and benefits of your experience? And what advice would you give to someone looking to do it?

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PwC 🐟, I'm thinking about returning to the firm after a year and a half with someone else. Do you know if the firm honors seniority for former employees with respect to PTO and other benefits?

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Is it ok to ask the recruiter in initial phone screening for salary range? Does it make it seem like you’re less enthusiastic about the position? Also, if they revert with “what range are you looking for” and you respond with a range 20% higher, will they not move you onto the next round?

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Recently switched ( 2 weeks) but not happy with the new job and want to continue interviewing. Fair to tell recruiter/interviewers that I am still with the old employer? tbc

Need help deciding which is more valuable: 60k bonvoy points outright or converting to 25k AA miles. Even tho I plan to stay in AirBnBs in upcoming vacations, I don’t want to sacrifice value

Negotiating at place that is know for poor compensation. They adjusted the contract once, but this will be a $2k pay decrease with all benefits. What things have you negotiated besides straight $?

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Does Deloitte allow joining based H1B transfer approval or have to wait for hard copy of I-797?

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Flight delayed 5+ hrs because our crew was given away due to late inbound...how much is fair to ask United for compensation? No voucher for food or anything as yet, want to ask for travel certificate

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Change my mind: MBA’s do not have a good ROI if you already make $150+ The only benefits I see are: -2 year sabbatical -Build irreplaceable network (arguably makes it worthwhile but no guarantee)

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Those who have been putting money in 401k from last 7-10 yrs how much is your portfolio is up. I am putting in money in 401k from 5 yrs and only see 10% profit on my total investments. How much u have

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Reasons to have status: got rebooked on a different route on an oversold flight cause my original is having mechanical issues #thanksamerican

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I graduated with my Ph.D. last year and have been in the US since 2013 (MS and then PhD). I’ve been in OPT since last year and recently got the STEM extension. Since I’ve passed 5 years on my F1 visa - I’m considered a resident alien for tax purposes. But since I’m still working on OPT and don’t pass the substantial presence test - am I exempt from FICA taxes?

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What’s that salary website that members post here on occasion for more accurate salary data from companies like FAANG Mbb big 4 and IB? Not glassdoor, not paysa, payscale, it’s not as well known

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anyone United Global Services? how often do you fly? miles/$ spend?

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