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HR Q & A with Jane

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. Hi Jane! I recently got a new job within the same organization. The HR personnel is handling th...

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

We’ve all had this happen to us at one point or another. You pull an all-nighter to finish a presentation; share an idea with your boss and then hear him repeat it in a...

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 ...

Coming Out As Transgender At Work – I’m A Bucket of Nerves!

Q & A with Jane - July 04, 2019

Hey Jane, I never really told my family that I’m transgender. One of my earliest memories, about six years old, was when I refused to have my hair cut. I didn’t have ...

My Coworkers Won’t Stop Skinny Shaming Me. How Do I handle Comments About My Appearance?

Q & A with Jane - May 15, 2019

Skinny shaming can be as harmful as fat shaming. A coworker’s remarks on appearance at work can rise to microaggressions and lead to actionable harassment. Read Jane Ha...