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I am struggling with the fact that I have 13 years of HR experience in one capacity or another, along with a bachelors degree and my PHR designation yet companies say “I’m not qualified or they ghost me when I apply for HR openings. I am experienced in all aspects of HR. How are people with little to no experience coming right out of college obtaining higher level roles than I have currently? It makes my passion for the field just go away.

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PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!

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What's the harshest thing your Buyer has ever said to you? Ex: Buyer emailed my colleague "instead of sharing photos of our empty shelves why don't you spend your time getting us more product"

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What training or guidance are you giving managers at your firms about managing hybrid teams? There is a lot out there on remote teams, but a lot of us are going back three days a week which means people at home and people in the room. Any tips to pass on?

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For those of you who spent the time and money to get the PHR or SHRM certifications, do you feel that it actually strengthened your professional capabilities as on HR professional, or did you just do it to fit into the “HR Professional” crowd?

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What is your policy on a rehire and how you handle accrual rates for PTO, do you start over? Do you have a window like if they return within 6 months it stays with original hire date? Do you handle this differently when it is a layoff? I tried to find best practices in this but not finding anything.

I am a five year experienced professional I do have an experience into HR generalist activities such as onboarding, exits, employees engagement, little on HRBP, offshore HR services, I am not sure how to go about my career from here I am not getting any new good opportunities. Should I get some certification or change my career. I feel on the same experience levels others are more skilled, even though I have good interpersonal skills but I could never get an opportunity to showcase in the role.

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Any strategies or resources you could recommend for getting rid of the dreaded annual performance review (or at least lessening the dread) and creating a more effective year round performance feedback system? Our review is currently tied to our end of year bonuses and merit increases, so not sure I could get rid of it entirely. This would be for hourly and management employees, all working on-site.

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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

I recently started at a larger software company as an AE. As I’m getting more into the process, I’m finding things odd. Like, cold calls and emails are metrics I’m judged on more than closed won business. I know that’s part of the job but it seems strange I’m judged on it so heavily. And, I seem to be the first real outside AE hire as everyone else seems to have been promoted up from SDR roles, including all of my direct management. I’m questioning if I made the right move. Stick it out or look?

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I’m mid-level in my HR career at my current company and an upcoming Master’s graduate. Studying for my SHRM-CP too. How did you make the transition to that next level? What skills do you need, or is it really just based on YOE (I am the youngest compared to my teammates, many who have 10+ YOE)? I feel like career pathing is not very clear at my company. Each time I ask for guidance on this from my manager, I get told they’ll look into it.... would love some external mentorship and thoughts 🙏🏼

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I’m not happy where I’m at, my abilities aren’t being maximized as I’m spread thin, and I know I’m being undervalued. Recently graduated and in property management w/ 3-4 years sales experience. Currently on the hunt for Sales/Account Management roles leaning more towards consumer goods, then tech. Any advice?

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For all that HR leaders have done to shoulder the huge responsibilities over the last 6 months, what are your organizations doing to take care of you? For all the space we hold for other people, is anyone holding space for you?

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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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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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Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!

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Question for you sales and saas guys. I work for a fast growing startup and we are billing around 200 K a month. I am in charge of the sales team and our CFO mandates that we collect ACH payment information on every agreement. The problem with this is we have to reel in micro deposit amounts from customers and it feels like herding cats. I’ve worked for three great tech companies and I’ve never had ACH nor have I ever paid for services with ACH. Is this a totally dated process?

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What is the industry standard for OTE as an SDR manager?

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Has anyone done soft landing in Canada from US during this time? Even though IRCC says it's not allowed in covid times, I've seen ppl saying it multiple forums they've done it. If someone does it, do you think they'd create issues with your PR when finally going back to Canada at a later date?

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What’s a good resource to find cases specifically based around profitability, revenue growth, bonus points for anything analytics based. I’ve found some decent resources through Google but would love some input.

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Do you think your peers bill their time accurately? I’ve been using the timer on my time management website and trying to keep myself honest for my Instagram breaks, but my mentor (I’m a first year) said he just estimates time based on how many hours he worked that day. Our NYC V-5 firm always does block billing so it’s incredibly easy to say “8 hours on matter X”. Anyway, especially with work from home increasing distractions, do you keep yourself honest with billing?

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So we're 8 months into lockdown and my husband still doesn't grasp that I need more help than I did before or that he has to actually do some emotional labor. I wfh all day and doing remote learning with a very stubborn kiddo who inherited my add diagnosis and is high risk so no nanny. Husband is essential so he goes to work every day and nothing has changed for him other than his weekend plans. He comes home and expects an "even" split in duties. I just need some commiseration.

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Need recommendations for a home office lighting solution. Migraine sensitivity (no LED lights). Lightning needs to be bright and stay consistent 24/7. Should I install canned lights? Ring light?

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https://mobile.twitter.com/SFY/status/1278064470435090438 when sports commentators have more courage than our culture and “diversity/inclusion” champions. I wonder how many join BLM without understanding the ideologies it is founded upon.

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New client, customer segmentation work. Need to find out what customers can be tossed around by security without it blowing back on the client. Like, can we beat up drug dealers? Doctors?

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Anybody flying Delta delayed in Minneapolis?

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What will happen to my Amex Corporate Card once I leave the firm? Can I still use it for my personal use?

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3 years of transaction advisory under my belt. Got a call from a recruiter to see if I would be interested in a placing a CFO position at a 'growth’ company. Scale of 1 to Waste-of-My-Damn-Time?

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Up vote if you've ever thought about faking sickness on a Sunday night so you can WFH that week.

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Does Strategy& salary actually go up significantly for 2nd year at associate level?

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I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

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EP on American Airlines traveling on Southwest. I am like a chicken with its head cut off. Never realized I was such a creature of habit. Wow!

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Is it safe to go to Atlantic City and stay overnight, given Covid? I know they’ve reduced table size to 3 players, put up shields, and every other slot machine is closed for distance. I’m just wondering how is going to a casino (and keeping to yourself) different than going to, say, a mall? Is it ok to stay in hotels?

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People who are interviewing, applying etc. for EY's Transformation Design & Execution practice... WE ARE A PMO PRACTICE. I have been in this practice for 5+ years now. We changed our name from 'Program Management' practice to TD&E last year. 65-75% of our work is vanilla PMO work. Please don't let anyone, especially the recruiter, fool you with anything else. If you are interested in PMO, this is THE place for you. Not otherwise.

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ADP 401k plan . I met a prospect that told me he is not happy about the plan he set last year with ADP. Anyone have any experience with their type of plan , etc ?

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P-dubs, based way to give notice? Is my $3.5K bonus worth staying until 10/15 if I can't get new co. to cover it? Was thinking: email to RP and HR w/2 weeks notice on 10/1, they'll then schedule call?

What would you wear to an interview where the environment is business casual and stresses no suits? Female here.

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What would be the best approach in terms of a masters degree to accelerate my career in transfer pricing? MBA, MST, specialized masters (e.g. econ or finance)? Ideally I would like to land a top transfer pricing role at a Fortune 500 company.

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