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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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So, I'm really curious, for those of us who aren't essential workers, how are you handling return to work? Phases? 50% capacity? Self Identifying disclosures? Sanitization stations?

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Does anyone have ideas for employee appreciation day? We have employees in US, Mexico and Canada

Is it common to be paid on bookings and not revenue?

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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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Actively seeking a new opportunity and I am slowly starting to feel discouraged due to lack of response. Anyone else having issues searching for employment right now?

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If you are feeling sick or something during the day and WFH, do you feel comfortable napping it off and then getting back to work and working late if needed? I have friends that say this is totally normal and okay but I feel weird about it and can never actually rest to feel better if I do lay down

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Has anyone taken the PHR exam lately? What was the best test prep IYO? Online on demand , online live classes? Are the practice exams worth the cost?

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Any female MM/ENT AEs with SaaS or Fintech experience looking to make a move? Series D company positioned to IPO in 2 years. Would be wild if this works lol

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I'm a little bit under two years in my HR career. I was hired on full time has an HR Generalist and I want to start studying for my SHRM-CP, but I'm a little bit intimidated on how to start. Any advice would be helpful. So far I am going to get SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Dory Willer on Amazon. Are there free online tests to take that are comparable to the exam?

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Any advice for someone looking to transition into a full HR Generalist role from Recruiting. I’m currently a Campus Recruiter with about 5 years of HR experience (Coordinator- Higher Ed). I received my PHR certification in September 2020 and sitting for my SHRM-CP in two weeks. I’m having a hard time transitioning into a full Generalist position.

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Currently, I have an employee who is struggling. Missing deadlines, making false promises to clients etc. Recently, I sat in one of his development sessions with his manager, and I was shocked at how disengaged he was and how junior he actually vs what we pay him. After some further investigation, we are afraid he lied on his resume and how his experience. How do you go about a situation such as this? This is a first for me.

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Anyone work in Campus Recruiting? How are you planning for fall given uncertainty at schools/likelihood of virtual learning?

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Looking for ideas on how other companies are celebrating and recognizing diversity holidays like LGBT pride month Juneteenth black history month women’s history month etc.Not just days off

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Have you ever been offered a job that had a salary budget lower than your target, and were able to successfully negotiate an increase to the offer?

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Does PHR certification help in India, as this is globally recognised how much valuable is this currently in indian job market. Do we got some good offers or its another certificate just to add to CV after so much of investment & time I don't want to get this wasted !! Need suggestions ??

Looking for some insight into the recruiting process. If a req was taken down after I had an interview, does it mean the job was filled? From the moment the hiring manager makes a decision and tells the recruiter, what are next steps before the successful candidate is notified? Do you have to finalize an offer with the comp team?

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I would like to help those wanting to shift careers in HR, minorities, or women going back to the workforce, learn workday coding and ultimately help them get a job in the space. Is there any interest?

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What are some exit points opportunities from sales?

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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 did not pass. Any tips would be helpful to help me prepare to retake in a few months.

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I’ve seen that if you switch big 4 firms, they make you leave that day. Is this still true during Covid? Would they just lock you out if your computer that day?

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If the system benefits you, then what is the incentive to change the system (privilege, wealth, etc)? Why not keep things the way they are?

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Has anyone seen follow up studies demonstrably proving causation between vaccines and covid rate/ severity reduction? This is not political at all and I don’t care about your stance on vaccines, just genuinely curious because I haven’t been able to find it and would expect that there would be more/ better data at this point with all the natural experiments going on.

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Why do D layoffs target newer people? I know of several people with great reviews + high utilization but less than 1 year tenure and were let go. Whereas some with several years of tenure but mediocre/good ratings still have a job.

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Hilton just extended 2020 status for another 24 months. Has marriott done the same yet? Let’s hope the same for airlines.

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Apparently, bunch of folks fired from big 4 this year. Is this rumor true?

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I have an old chase freedom card which I guess doesn’t exist anymore. Should I change to the freedom flex? Currently put travel/dining on CSR, use Freedom for the quarterly 5% categories, and put flights and everything else on Amex. I don’t think it makes a difference if I’m only using it for the 5% right?

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Does anyone have a general idea of approximate salaries for experienced tax managers in the Big 4? Chicago specifically.

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MD comp - what is it?

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I understand that the way to figure out whether you’re paid appropriately is to take your number of billable hours multiplied by your hourly rate and divided by three. Going into my annual review, I’m it even sure if I’ll be offered a raise, but if I am, should I apply that formula to my new hourly rate (if it’s increased) or my current one?

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Hello!! Do you use crib bumpers? It seems controversial from a safety standpoint. We are in the process of moving baby from bassinet to crib.

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Anyone else still waiting on comp match and thinking it’s taking so long due to them working out a way to screw all the counsel? Just me?

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Thoughts on FCB Chicago? What’s the culture like? Coworkers? Leadership? Would you want to work there yourself? Why/why not? Thanks 🐠!

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Doing my first exploratory call with another Big 4 recruiter soon. What should I ask them?

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I used to dread PDs at our school, but this year we do open-door style where teachers sign up to lead a workshop on something they've created or initiated in their classroom, like trying a new activity or app, and teachers pick which workshop is most interesting or applicable for them. I love having choice!

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Best place to raise children within commuting distance to NYC?

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Husband and I have a two year old. How soon did you guys get life insurance? Did both spouses get it? And did you purchase another on top of what work provides

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Need help in choosing a company - I have offers from 3 companies for UX designer role 1) Deloitte India (Consultant) 2) Thermo fisher scientific 3) Boeing I am from India with 4.5 years of design experience. Which one would be a good choice? I have worked in 2 startups and don't have a lot of peers or friends who can help me out. I will appreciate any response.

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Hi friends, I recently moved to Toronto from the US. Looking for roles in consulting. Previously worked with Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. MBA in International business. Would appreciate any leads.

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How many hours a week are you willing to work for 200k salary?

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