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HR Q & A with Jane

Q&A with Jane: When Salary Is Withheld After Resignation

Q & A with Jane - September 14, 2017

Hi Jane, I have been undergoing some troubles at my workplace for a while now but I didn’t say anything as I thought I might be over thinking about it. But on reading y...

How To Fire Someone Without Feeling Guilty?

Q & A with Jane - August 29, 2017

I was earlier a part of the admin department of a company that specializes in the manufacture of products. We have our own advertisement department as well, so that we ne...

Q&A with Jane: How To Deal With A Depressed Smelly Coworker

Q & A with Jane - August 21, 2017

I work in an office which promotes cordial behavior among its employees. We are so used to being nice to one another that not only do we exchange pleasantries but also wa...

HELP! I Missed A Call From A Recruiter!

Interviews - July 25, 2017

What do you do when have you missed a call from a recruiter? I’ve been unemployed for well over 15 days and I do not want to miss a call from a recruiter again. A few ...

Why Aren’t Interviewers Expected To Be Punctual?

Q & A with Jane - July 08, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper provides a clear explanation about the value of punctuality from the interviewee as well as interviewer’s perspective. She also elaborates ...

Is Reporting Against My Boss Appropriate?

Q & A with Jane - July 03, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper clarifies all your doubts which you have as a subordinate when you need to report bad behavior of your senior. I work for a pharmaceutical co...

Q&A with Jane: Why don’t I get a Call even when the Interview goes well?

Q & A with Jane - March 25, 2017

Hi Jane, I am an IT professional who last worked at a company which developed app software. I was a part of their technical team for more than three years but I didn’t ...

Q&A with Jane: How to deal with a talkative co-worker?

Q & A with Jane - March 20, 2017

Hi Jane, I am working in the editorial team of a PR agency. I joined the agency hardly a month back. The company has a lot to offer and I foresee major scope for the desi...

Q&A with Jane: Can I ask the Interviewer about Financial Benefits?

Q & A with Jane - March 15, 2017

I am working in an advertising agency as their graphic designer for quite a while now. I have not had any experience in giving interviews as this is my first job. My boss...

Q&A with Jane: Why are you not getting the Appraisal you expected

Employee Benefits - March 08, 2017

Hi Jane, I work as a software engineer at a company which handles a number of e-commerce websites. We are a big team led by a highly efficient manager. While accepting th...

Q&A with Jane: How to avoid Recommending a Friend for a Job

Q & A with Jane - March 05, 2017

Hi Jane, I have a close friend who recently lost his job and is repeatedly telling me to recommend him to my HR. On asking why he was fired, he gives no definite answer w...

Q&A with Jane: How to Hire Millennial Employees for a Technical job

Q & A with Jane - February 23, 2017

Hi Jane, I am the team leader of the software department of a company which offers financial services to its clients. As the name of the department suggests, our team con...

Two Master’s Degrees, No Job. What am I doing wrong?

Q & A with Jane - February 20, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper says that when you have two quantitative master’s degrees and can’t find any type of significant employment, the best thing to interview ...

Q&A With Jane: How to Outsmart the Manipulative Coworker

Q & A with Jane - February 09, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper says in order to deal with a manipulative coworker, you must first understand what they are all about. In this case, we have Sylvia, a master...

Penalties for an employee sleeping on the job?

Q & A with Jane - January 23, 2017

Hi Jane,  We have an employee who is really unlikable and has a bad attitude towards work. Let’s just say I’m dealing with a one-of-a-kind jerk. Two or three times ...

What is the best interview response to ‘what is your greatest weakness?’

Q & A with Jane - January 16, 2017

Hi Jane, You know how they ask ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ during an interview? Now, this is a cliché, tricky question and one is expected to respond to the qu...