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HR Q & A with Jane

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

Q & A with Jane - May 26, 2018

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?

Q & A with Jane - May 24, 2018

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?

Q & A with Jane - May 22, 2018

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?

Q & A with Jane - May 18, 2018

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.

Q & A with Jane - May 12, 2018

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?

Q & A with Jane - May 05, 2018

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...

My Boss is Rude To Me. I Am At The wit’s End.

Q & A with Jane - May 03, 2018

It’s bad enough to have to work with co-workers who don’t support you, but when your boss is rude, it can affect your morale.  Jane Harper is here to advise ...

Q&A WITH JANE: I’M SECRET SANTA AT WORK AND I HATE EVERY BIT OF IT!

Q & A with Jane - December 18, 2017

As Christmas draws near so does interesting office activities. One of them being Secret Santa. Now, what do you do if you get to be the Secret Santa Santa of your sworn e...

Q&A with Jane: How To Become An HR Manager?

Q & A with Jane - December 16, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper offers various ways in which one can become an HR Manager to carve a niche in the industry. Hi Jane, After finishing my Bachelor’s in Comme...

How To Get A Talkative Coworker’s Trap Shut?

Q & A with Jane - December 11, 2017

A talkative coworker can often be hamper work progress. Jane Harper advices how one can deal with such disturbance. She feels that the best thing to do is to confront the...

Q&A With Jane: Dealing with HIV At The Workplace

Q & A with Jane - December 01, 2017

On this World AIDS Day, Jane Harper advises the HR as well as wants to warn others about dealing with HIV at the workplace. A good way to go about it is to keep an orien...

Q&A WITH JANE: How To Deal With A Co-Worker Who Interrupts

Q & A with Jane - November 29, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper advices that when you have a co-worker who interrupts, it is best to let them know politely that you would like to finish first. It is also g...

Q&A with Jane: Curbing Excessive Cell Phone Usage Without Restrictions

Q & A with Jane - November 19, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper says in order to deal with a situation when there is excessive cell phone usage at the workplace, imposing restrictions is not always the sol...

Q&A with Jane: When The HR is Unresponsive To Employees

Q & A with Jane - November 06, 2017

Workplace expert Jane Harper says in order to deal with a situation when the HR is unresponsive, you must first make sure that you are heard by your team manager. In this...

Q&A With Jane: How To Deal With A Noisy Co-Worker

Q & A with Jane - October 24, 2017

Hello! So I am one of those kinds of people who will devote her time to one thing, and one thing only. I do not like to be disturbed at all. Any kind of noises distract m...

Q&A with Jane: What To Do When A Colleague is A Social Media Stalker

Q & A with Jane - October 02, 2017

Hi Jane, Being a millennial in this day and age, I believe in being open about my personality at all times. This means that I am not only honest with my peers, but carry ...