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After waves of downsizing in recent years, many companies are now reversing course and filling job openings like mad. If you’re ramping up your recruiting, you may wonder whether to rehire former employees.
If you’re interviewing for a job or trying to win an internal promotion, don’t just make your pitch and walk away.

Working with HR

by on November 1, 1998 4:30pm
in HR Management,Human Resources

You've filed a complaint with HR about an offensive co-worker, and there has been no follow-up.
Your boss gets more and more frustrated the more people leave your toxic work environment.  You understand why they're leaving, but he won't change.
The courts have begun to apply the Supreme Court’s broad new standards on sexual harassment to other types of discrimination.
 If you’re ramping up your recruiting, you may wonder whether to rehire former employees.
Federal law says you can mandate overtime, provided you aren’t in an industry in which work hours are regulated (such as truck-driving). Before you fire someone who refuses to work overtime, study how you’ve treated similar situations.
If you’re interviewing for a job or trying to win an internal promotion, don’t just make your pitch and walk away. Always end the conversation by discussing exactly what will happen next.
Q. Earlier this year, I met with the HR manager about a co-worker who’s been provoking me over a two-year period with shoving matches and other offensive behavior. The HR manager gave me three options: let it go (no way), talk to this person alone (no way—he punches file cabinets in anger), or get witnesses and file a complaint. I chose the third option. The HR manager then promised to talk to the witnesses and get back to me. Four months have passed and nothing’s been done. Please advise.
Q. I work in the human resources department of a big company that is undergoing a cultural change. We’re going from being employee-friendly to employee-barely-tolerated. Despite the fact that we’re facing all-time low unemployment rates and increasingly high hiring standards, my boss is frustrated that I cannot replace the masses of workers who are leaving for more pleasant, desirable employers elsewhere. When I try to talk with him about the reality of the situation, he gets upset and puts more pressure on me. I am considering leaving. What should I do?
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