Jane Harper

I’m making someone use their holiday to grieve over their mother’s death

Q & A with Jane - April 05, 2019

The brutal and straightforward answers to HR-related queries and concerns. Send in your queries with the subject line ‘Ask JANE HARPER’ at info@thehrdigest.com.  Hel...

How To Handle Employee Poor Hygiene At Work

Leadership - March 23, 2019

Organizations are sometimes faced with issues of employee poor hygiene at work. And ignoring this issue means taking on a deliberate risk. Poor employee hygiene has negat...

My Coworkers Speak Another Language At Work, How Do I Handle it, Please?

Q & A with Jane - March 13, 2019

My coworkers speak another language at work, which affects how I relate with them, but I can’t seem to find a way around it. This is going to my fifth month, working as...

My Coworker Doesn’t Talk To Me – How Do I Handle it?

Q & A with Jane - March 05, 2019

This is my first time of being in a situation where my coworker doesn’t talk to me and I seem to be totally blank on what could be the reason. Dear Jane, Maybe I’m th...

My Coworker Got A Raise And I Didn’t, How Do I Handle it?

Q & A with Jane - February 27, 2019

Dealing with a situation where a coworker in the same position got a raise and you didn’t could be depressing and demoralizing. But in more cases, it’s an opportunity...

How Do You Gently Reject a Coworker’s Unwanted Romantic Advances?

Q & A with Jane - February 12, 2019

How do you deal with a coworker who has also been behaving hostile towards you as a result of turning down her advances? Dear Jane, I share my cubicle wall with a coworke...

How Do I Justify Job Hopping To Myself?

Q & A with Jane - January 22, 2019

Dear Jane, I am one of the few young faces around here, and one of the few who comes to work at 7 a.m. and leaves after 10 p.m. I started out right after college and mana...

Study Finds 58% of Tech Professionals Feel Like Frauds

Featured - January 09, 2019

Developers run the world. They are among the most accomplished and respected professionals, and yet half of them feel their successes are undeserved. According to a new i...

‘I have some annoyance around the NO Christmas bonus.’

Q & A with Jane - January 02, 2019

Dear Jane, I work in an industry where bonuses are common. My prior law firm handed two bonuses a year; one in June and the other in December. Last week, my boss took us ...

What to Do When a Coworker Has an Angry Outburst?

Q & A with Jane - December 18, 2018

Do you need to be defensive when a coworker has an angry outburst or simply allow them to keep making your workplace hostile? Angry outburst is not a new workplace issue ...

Q&A With Jane: How Do I Deal With Employee Theft?

Q & A with Jane - November 16, 2018

Sometimes, not confronting an employee who is stealing from you sends the wrong message to other employees. It’s a dicey situation, but one that can lead to serious ram...

How To Reduce Business Expenses

Leadership - October 10, 2018

Most business managers struggle to understand how to reduce business expenses because they have dedicated teams handling finances. It is not wrong to have a team of finan...

Wrongful Termination: Should you consider suing for Wrongful Termination?

Compensation - September 26, 2018

“At will” employment policy in some states make it difficult to prove wrongful termination in more cases. And this makes it changing for fired employees to establish ...

Q&A With Jane: My Coworker Eats with Mouth Open. I’m Going To Lose My Mind!

Q & A with Jane - September 24, 2018

It could be unbearably disturbing when a coworker eats with mouth open. And it’s easier to deal with a loud chewer when you know them quite well. What if you don’t? H...

Creating an Effective Cell Phones at Work Policy

Leadership - September 20, 2018

The prevalence of cell phones at work constitutes part of the new challenges employers or HR managers must deal with. And the most promising solution is an effective cell...

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...