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HR Q & A with Jane

My Work Email Is Flooded With Queries on Completion Timeline by a Coworker

Q & A with Jane - January 11, 2022

Is the work pressure upsetting your mind? Ask Jane how to react in a situation like this. ...

Boss Very Reluctant to Praise Any Hard Work or Initiative

Q & A with Jane - January 10, 2022

When all situations seem against you, Jane can pull you out of the miseries in the workplace. See what she has to say about getting efforts recognized. ...

My colleagues are reluctant to come back to office, and I think work suffers…

Q & A with Jane - November 29, 2021

Can your employer force you to come back to office? Jane gets a letter from a frustrated worker who wants his employer to overstep federal guidelines and ask people to re...

Can Your Employer Require You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Q & A with Jane - September 26, 2021

Major companies like Facebook, Google, and Lyft are considering mandatory vaccination for their workers. ...

MOTIVATION AT WORK: How to walk those extra miles as a manager?

Q & A with Jane - June 28, 2021

Management is nothing more than motivating other people–American automobile executive, Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca. What is makes organizations like Apple, Google, F...

How to know if a company has work-life balance?

Q & A with Jane - April 07, 2021

Dear Jane, I am currently working in a job that requires me to work beyond the contracted hours every week. This is common in my industry where young workers are expected...

Q&A With Jane: My boss publicly criticized me in an email to our whole office

Q & A with Jane - January 17, 2021

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 ...

How to show appreciation to mentor?

Q & A with Jane - January 08, 2021

Dear Jane, Eight years ago, I landed an entry level job at a company in an industry that I had no knowledge of. The manager who hired me was a VP and took me under his pe...

How to network during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Q & A with Jane - October 04, 2020

“I am unsure of how I should network during the pandemic while also maintaining social distancing.” ...

Dear Jane, I’m facing discrimination at work

Q & A with Jane - August 23, 2020

Hi Jane, I fear I could risk getting exposed to coronavirus while on the job. Is my employer required to provide me with protective gear? ...

Q&A With Jane: I’m putting longer hours at work remotely

Q & A with Jane - July 04, 2020

COVID-19 spread is challenging day-to-day life in unprecedented ways. All sections of society – including employees and employers – should play a vital role to protec...

Can I be forced to return to work during Coronavirus?

Q & A with Jane - July 01, 2020

‘Do I have to go back to work?’ The question is on everyone’s mind these days. As some states across the nation reopen, more workers are being asked to ...

COVID-19 Tips for Remote Work And Best Practices

Q & A with Jane - May 01, 2020

Over the past few weeks, more and more companies have asked employees to work from home. Even if you’re used to working from home, it can get a tad difficult someti...

Dear Jane, My Boss Takes Credit For My Work! What’s Your Advice?

Q & A with Jane - October 14, 2019

To succeed at work, you not only need to work hard but also get the credit due to you. What do you do when your boss takes credit for all your work? ...

My Employer Makes Us Use Personal Credit Card For Company Expenses

Q & A with Jane - September 28, 2019

Sometimes, not having the “awkward expensing conversation” sends the wrong message. It’s a dicey situation, but one that can lead to serious ramifications w...

My Coworker Won’t Stop Staring At Me.

Q & A with Jane - July 24, 2019

Sometimes, not confronting a coworker who keeps staring at you sends the wrong message. It’s a dicey situation, but one that can lead to serious ramifications when not ...