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Hi! For the folks who have recently took the SHRM-CP exam this year, how would you describe the test and any tips you can provide would be helpful!

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Does this get better or do we just hate our lives (and not have lives) until we leave the legal field altogether? Wondering if academia is better…

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

So, my boss just told me that all lives matter. Let me know if you hear about any executive HR openings, I have 16 years of global HR experience.

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So other than money (which is obviously very important) what’s the incentive to make partner? Is it crazy that I just want to do my work and go home to my amazing family without the added pressure of running a business and managing others? I’m only a third year (in a new practice area) so maybe the thought of being competent enough to ever be a partner just seems unrealistic. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?

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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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What’s the more persuasive federal authority? 1. District Court opinion in the same state but different district, or 2. Circuit Court opinion from a different circuit.

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What is reasonable salary when taking billable rate into account? I’ve heard one third of billable rate x billable hour expectation. Hoping to provide some back up when I negotiate my raise in January.

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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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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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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Hoping to get my PHR in the next year or so. Outside of employer reimbursement, are there other opportunities for this to get funded? I know SHRM Foundation offers scholarships for the CP, but I am looking for PHR specific help. Thank you! :)

Opportunity to pivot from Insurance Defense PI to Plaintiffs-side PI for almost 30k salary bump. If you generally like the people you currently work with would you do it? Obviously no billable hours doing Plaintiffs PI but I cant imagine their work day being any less stressful or the performance demand any less than on the defense side, especially if they are offering more money. Money is def a consideration for the move.

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When drafting an MSJ is it better to address the ways that OC might overcome it; or is it better to just generally say why you’re entitled to MSJ and avoid tackling the finer issues that your MSJ presents?

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If you're interviewing at a firm that markets itself to laterals as a biglaw refuge with low billable requirements and quality of life is it okay to say in an interview that those are one of the reasons you're considering the firm?

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What is it like to work as a real estate lawyer? I’ve done 4 years of plaintiffs personal injury, I’d like to try something new. Don’t want billable hours. Any thoughts? (Also other types of law suggestions are welcome)

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For how much extra $$ would you leave your job and jump ship? Would $15-$20k do it?

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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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I’m a 2016 grad making $120k in a small to mid-size regional firm. I’m based in Nashville. My firm’s management is trying to survey other small to mid-size regional firms to get a feel for where the comp is now, especially in light of the big law increases that are making headlines, and to see just how far below market we may have fallen. Any additional data points from smaller regional firms (especially if you have a presence in Nashville or across the SE) would be appreciated! TIA

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How important or useful is it to maintain my CISM cert? 20+ YOE, settled role, do I really need it?

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When changing jobs, how should I evaluate the salary change if I am switching from a HCOL to LCOL? Seems crazy to accept a pay decrease in this market but not sure if it’s really a decrease after factoring in the COL. Going from B4 to industry if it matters.

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I'll be financing ~40K USD for my sibling in Canada for MBA. The payment is bulk due to Visa requirements which ask for all first year tuition to be paid upfront. We don't have options in the home country to finance. Hence out of pocket. Are there risks I'm not seeing? Is this a financially dumb move? Any tax implications? Please help, I'm lost

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Whats the average salary for a Senior 2 and 3 in NYC? Thinking about a transfer...

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Solo who started pre-pandemic and as a result never transitioned into a traditional office setting. I enjoy work from home and it keeps overhead obviously low. I can afford to move into an office now (and planned to do so last spring before the shutdown). I find myself hesitating to make the leap. I’ve found most clients prefer zoom consultations or house calls. I practice in PI and cannabis. Curious to hear others’ thoughts on the necessity of a brick and mortar post pandemic. Thanks.

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.... smiling on zoom is equally stressful as smiling IRL

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Some people need a good hard lesson on the concept of saving as draft and sending later. Teammate was emailing all weekend long on random things that could have waited until this morning🙄

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Is it worth it to get a professional certification like SHRM/PHR? Not many of my colleagues have one and it’s not a requirement for my role, but I’m curious if it’s worth it in the long run

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How do you guys deal with gym/running clothes while traveling? Do you take one per day? Do you wash them? Yourself or in hotel Laundry? Or, yuck, use multiple times?

Happy (zoom) Passover for everyone celebrating!

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Love you Grandma but I'm not getting into Harvard MBA no matter how special you think I am

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Aside from B4, MBB, FAANG what other companies still sponsoring given this environment? Girlfriend is international and has T20 legal/business education, international legal/MBB/VC experience. Cont.

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Salary for SAE and Sup in NYC? What agency ?

Anyone able to grab a visa appointment in India for new h1b visa ?

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Poll: what is your ideal WFH / work in office regimen? Mine would be 3-4 in office, 1-2 at home depending on the week, and flexibility to occasionally work remotely w/o reprocussions for longer periods (e.g. around the holidays or for other family reasons)

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Anyone selling 45k-50k united miles? I had a family emergency and have to get back home (not US) asap. Please DM me.

Has anyone paid for FAANG interview prep for a non-tech role? Was it worth it? I’m considering it after being turned down for one with the hiring manager, and I have another one coming up. Any advice would be appreciated, feeling kind of lost on how to best tackle

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I’m heading to NYC for a client and my partner is coming with. Anyone have any recommendations on restaurants and bars to go to?

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Is it good to say no to a Accenture tech offer 3 days before joining if I am getting same offer from globallogic or a startup? I am into insurance domain as BA

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