Jane Harper

A Sneak Peek at Paternity Leave in Countries Around The World

Employee Benefits - September 06, 2018

Childcare used to be seen as a responsibility of the mothers, but things are beginning to change. Some countries are offering paternity leave to allow new fathers experie...

Microsoft Will Require Vendors to Offer Paid Parental Leave

Featured - August 31, 2018

Microsoft will begin requiring its vendors and contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid parental leave if they want to work with the tech giant. In a new policy ann...

Coworker from Hell Slurps Water and Goes ‘Ahhhhhh’ Loudly. Every. Damn. Time. What do I do?

Q & A with Jane - August 22, 2018

From loud yappers to pen tappers, and from burps to water slurps, nothing should be pardoned at work. Read more on how to deal with annoying people at work, especially th...

10 Ways to Become Your Boss’ Best Employee

Leadership - July 28, 2018

Managing your job description may be easy but maintaining your status as one who keeps the job rolling could be a challenge, mostly if the understanding you have with you...

When You Have To Say No To Your Boss

Most employees are very accommodating with various requests from their bosses. They do not just go beyond their task borders to ensure efficiency but interfere with famil...

5 Ways Leaders Can Positively Influence Their Staff

Interviews - July 02, 2018

Employees deserve special attention from their employers. But it’s sad that many leaders are more concerned about respect in their positions even though it’s somethin...

Why Employee Voice and Engagement Really Does Matter

The traditional annual employee survey is no longer efficient to match with the recent level of commitment required to efficiently achieve employee engagement. A recent s...

My Boss Tells Me Heels Are Good for Business. I Am Not Sure How To React.

Q & A with Jane - June 20, 2018

Women are no longer forced to wear heels to work. Or wear makeup and skirts for that matter. Jane Harper advises on what to do when your boss tells you to wear heels to w...

How To Deal With A Stalker At Work?

Q & A with Jane - June 08, 2018

It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student or a professional, stalking can be quite an unpleasant experience. Jane Harper at The HR Digest is here to give ...

5 Signs Your HR Manager is Doing A Terrible Job

Leadership - May 31, 2018

Employers and employees would toil a lot to make very small success in an organization when the HR manager is doing a terrible job. Aside from introducing dump corporate ...

What To Do When A Relative Doesn’t Pay for Using Your Professional Skills?

One of the first rules of conducting successful business is straight up asking for an advance payment. This applies even when you’ve been commissioned by a relative...

What To Do When An Employee is Chronically Absent for Silly Reasons?

What is an appropriate policy for a 20 member company where an employee’s absence means that someone else has to cover their work? Dear Jane:  We interviewed for a pos...

The Mooch Coworker: Why Am I Still Paying for Her Lunch Every Day?

Some coworkers are harder to gauge than others, but there are a few types like the talkative coworker, the depressed smelly cubicle mate and the mooch coworker who need t...

My Coworker Kissed Me. I’m Absolutely Petrified. Apologizing To Him is Out of Question. What Next?

Canoodling with an office coworker might cause real trouble. It may seem like there’ll never be a danger, but kissing a coworker is guaranteed to change things. Dear Ja...

My Coworker Picks Nose At Work. It Irks Me Out; I’ve Literally Gagged in the Office.

We all have that coworker who has an annoying habit or two. It could be banging their fingers as they type on the keyboard or whistling all day long. But what happens whe...

A Coworker I Work Closely With is Infuriatingly Incompetent. How Do I Report Him?

Incompetence can cause workplace conflict, and in many cases, it can escalate to a level where it starts affecting coworkers morale. Jane Harper is here to advise you on...