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Employee Performance Evaluation Software

I am looking for recommendations for simple software to assist our managers with doing their employee performance evaluations efficiently and timely. Our small company has about 20 employees, and we have previously used paper evaluations but would like to move toward software for this. I would like something where the manager selects a rating for a particular category, and the software auto-fills in some generic description text that the manager can then alter. Then the form can be exported to PDF. Integrated self-evaluations would be nice, but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on Aug 29, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I know if a company is incompetent or just informal?

What should someone coming from outside the tech sector know about HR practices in dotcoms or companies of that ilk? (Specific questions about communication.) [more inside]
posted by psoas on Jul 15, 2014 - 27 answers

You are not my HR rep but…

I’ve been signed up for classroom style skills training, held in my city. It’s mandatory for people in my salaried position to take it. The course runs 3.5 days, 12 hrs/day and is quite expensive to attend (company paid). Participants are required to stay at a hotel, and are not allowed to commute to the sessions (as they would their regular job). Location: Canada [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine on Mar 26, 2014 - 30 answers

Potential Paths for a 30 Year-Old Career Changer

I'm a 30 year old with a BA in psychology working at a bank and hoping to find a new career. I'm trying to find a career path that will give me a decent living without being a workaholic. I am willing to go back to school, but hopefully not for more than 2 or so years. I am willing to take on some debt, but not a ton. I am considering 1. Human Resources 2. Accounting 3. IT / Something with computers 4. Any other good suggestions. Are any of these a good change for someone my age? I don't want to go back to school only to find out that the field is bad for non 20-somethings. How are prospects for entry-level workers? (I have looked at "official" projections, but would welcome any insider knowledge). Is there anything else that I should consider? [more inside]
posted by aka_anon on Mar 21, 2014 - 17 answers

bridging visa blah

How do I get a long-term job in Australia when HR won't get past my bridging visa? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 17, 2014 - 19 answers

To get involved or not to get involved?

Our new project leader is making my staff miserable and threatening the professionalism and success of the project itself. Both project and staff are dear to my heart, as well as my professional identity. No one wants to make waves while on the project; I've recently transferred to a different project. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Do you recommend getting a PHR/SPHR certification?

Where I work, no one has a PHR/SPHR. I don't know enough HR professionals (or, more importantly, non-HR types who hire HR professionals) to determine whether it makes sense to pay this kind of money to get the PHR/SPHR certification, in general. Advice is welcome from anyone who has either data or anecdotes. [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for new job whilst in training.

[Job-filter] How do I add a job to my resume that is both a contractor job, and more importantly, I haven't finished training at? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I handle the salary question when you're on the other side of the table?

There's been a lot of talk on the green about handling the salary question when you are the interviewee/candidate, which I have personally found helpful on many occasions, but now I'm on the other side of the equation, and would love to hear best practices on how to handle the situation and try to gauge a potential employee's salary expectations. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

I fudged the end date of my last job by six weeks. What now?

On my resume, I fudged the end date for my last job by six weeks, to cover up a bad situation where I was not at fault. A new company has given me an offer, checked my references, and sent me all the new hire paperwork. I'm supposed to start in two weeks. Only problem? I had to consent to a background check. Now I'm concerned that my lie will be uncovered. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 30, 2011 - 20 answers

I need software to handle my company's job vacancies

What software does your company use to handle your company's vacancy listings online? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 26, 2011 - 6 answers

I screwed my new boss. Now I want to date him. Help?

One week into my new job, I slept with my boss. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 40 answers

Does my employer owe me 401(k) contributions that they forgot to take?

Does my employer have to make elective 401(k) contributions for me if they messed up and didn't take any deductions from my paycheck this year? If so, how much? (You are not my HR professional or ERISA lawyer.) [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Aug 2, 2010 - 10 answers

How best to transition into a career in human resources management and development?

How best to transition into a career in human resources management and development? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I enter HR?

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I think I've developed an interest in HR. How can I position myself to enter that field when I return to work? More resume-type info inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Applying to companies with no openings?

What is the protocol for applying to companies that don't have any job openings listed? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 24, 2010 - 9 answers

How should I send my job application via email?

I am applying for a job advertised on a company website. The career page says to send resumes to an HR email address (HR@company.com). The page also has the name and email of the HR specialist (JohnDoe@company.com). Should I address my letter to the HR specialist even though I am not emailing him directly? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Feb 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I pre-emptively contact HR at a job I applied for?

I applied for a very competitive position and made all of the preliminary cuts. I received an email that I'm being considered for a position in really awesome unit, and will be contacted if they want to interview me. They will make their decision on monday at the latest. Should I contact them? I really, really want this job! [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Dec 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Online career change exercises wanted

Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

If you were having dinner with any historical person of your choosing...What color would the tablecloth be?

What are the most interesting or unusual questions you've ever been asked at a job interview? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Aug 25, 2009 - 85 answers

Include mentions to race on a resume?

Is it okay to indicate race in a resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 36 answers

Help me break into the Human Resources field!

How can a person with no HR experience get a job in Human Resources? [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Feb 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Is "Human Resources Manager" really a great job or is Money magazine lying to me?

I noticed that Human Resources manager was on Money Magazine's "Best Jobs" list. I want to hear from people with experience in the field - is it all it's cracked up to be? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Apr 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Why Human Resources?

In researching this question, I found this quote: "When Personnel became Human Resources, we all lost something.", which exactly sums up my feeling today. Does anyone know when and why 'Personnel' became 'Human Resources'? [more inside]
posted by MtDewd on Dec 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Have Studies Been Done On Criminal Background Check Accuracy?

How reliable, statistically speaking, are criminal background checks? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me apply to the same job where I screwed up big-time as a teenager.

Help me apply to the same job where I screwed up as a teenager. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2007 - 7 answers

keyword optimization for resumes

What methods/software do HR departments use to scan resumes for keywords? What are ways to 1.) optimize your resume for this process, or 2.) game this system to increase your chances of surviving the first cull. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Human resources consulting in Ontario Canada?

Free or cheap human resources consulting for a start up in Ontario, Canada? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Feb 13, 2007 - 1 answer

Should I switch into a career in human resources?

Should I switch into a career in human resources? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Sep 10, 2006 - 9 answers

how to write a rejection letter

Rejection letters -- writing, not receiving. [more inside]
posted by o2b on Mar 4, 2004 - 19 answers

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