Any HR experts around?

(8 Posts)
Imokyoureok Sat 02-Dec-17 19:08:14

That wouldn’t mind DM’ing me ?
I’d like some advice on a work situation that I’d rather not post publically about.


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AlternativeTentacle Sat 02-Dec-17 19:10:38

Just be very careful, self-diagnosed experts generally spout all sorts of bullshit.

Better off changing your name, and a few key details to get advice that is visible and can be challenged.

Imokyoureok Sat 02-Dec-17 19:13:48

Thanks for the warning. I’m too worried that someone involved will see the post and it will make the situation worse. They key detail I need advice on can’t be changed without changing the likely outcome unfortunately.

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daisychain01 Sun 03-Dec-17 09:31:26

Why don't you contact the ACAS Helpline? Or Citizens Advice. Both have excellent websites. CAB also has local branches if you need free confidential advice.

Also have you scanned back through previous posts on this board to see if any previous posters have received relevant advice? Most employment situations have been covered over the years.

Appraiser Sun 03-Dec-17 09:38:02

Happy for you to DM me. Not sure if I’m up to the standards of AlternativeTentacle, but will offer my professional opinion where I can 🙂 (HR career for 15 years)

bagelbaby Sun 03-Dec-17 09:41:36

HR veteran here. Would always recommend a phone chat with ACAS first.
Hope it gets resolved.

AlternativeTentacle Sun 03-Dec-17 09:42:40

Not sure if I’m up to the standards of AlternativeTentacle, but will offer my professional opinion where I can 🙂 (HR career for 15 years)

My point isn't that a HR professional wouldn't have answers, but that anyone can say they are a HR professional and nobody would know whether you are or not.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 03-Dec-17 13:13:14

I won’t give advice via PM either.

The thing about posting on a thread is that it is not professional advice (even if the information given is given professionally!). There is also the benefit of visibility so if you make a mistake it usually gets spotted - so it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep it on the boards.

One to one advice is a very different thing and requires much more careful and considered thought. It also takes time which (for me) is chargeable because that’s work and not a bit of casual posting on the boards. Half arsed advice would compromise my insurance and that would compromise my business.

Op if you can’t keep it general then ACAS as suggested can be helpful. Their advice is specific to you and free.

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