HR Space forums are set up into numerous areas of discussion to allow visitors and members to quickly and easily find topics of interest.
Threads posted in the incorrect forum may be moved to a more appropriate area.
Multiple threads on one subject dilute the effectiveness of the forum. If you wish to make a comment on a topic, see if there is a thread already existing on that subject first. Duplicate threads may be merged.
In order to keep the forums easily accessible we reserve the right to request that posts are made in an existing thread and remove/lock new threads on a subject.
In order to make it easier for future users to find relevant information, the community editors may edit the titles of posts to more accurately reflect their content. A thread discussing PILON without mentioning PILON is of little value to the community.
You are legally responsible for the accuracy of your posts. HR Space will not accept any responsibility for any consequences which arise from information posted by a member which turns out to be incorrect.
If we are faced with any action against us - legal or otherwise – as a result of a post then we will have no option but to pass on relevant information we may have about the culprit.
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By its nature HR requires its practitioners to respect the confidentiality of employees and other parties associated with their organisation. When posting, please ensure that you change names of parties involved in an issue. Indeed, change any information that may allow people to be identified. If your real name and details are in your profile, you may make it possible for people to identify the parties you may be discussing.
If the situation you are posting about appears unique it may be possible for the parties involved to identify themselves.
If you believe a post breaks the forum rules you should use the “Report Abuse” button to draw attention to it: please don’t post your objections on the actual thread.
HR Space does not moderate these forums, so only reports of abuse from users can result in us being able to respond. We will endeavour to act on these reports as quickly as possible.
Legal obligations aside, there are things that are just good manners and can not be allowed on HR Space.
False and/or defamatory posts. If you know it's a lie or untrue, then don't post it. Indeed, if you don’t know that it’s true, don’t post it.
Discussion allows all members to participate and learn from each other. Debate is positively encouraged, however please only discuss the argument, not the person making the opposing point of view.
Threads that degenerate into nothing more than mud slinging will also be watched and if the participation does not return to a more civil discussion will be locked.
Abusive, vulgar, hateful, threatening or harassing posts. If you disagree with someone, that's fine. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and that's what makes for good debate. But do not make your response personal, insulting or abusive.
Phrases such as "In my humble opinion..." (or "IMHO..."); "With all due respect..."; and "The way I look on it.." are fine. (So long as you don't then put "you are talking out of your backside..." )
Phrases like "I hate all civil servants, they are all b******s..."; "You are an utter idiot"; are not. To reiterate, attacks on particular sections of society because of race or sexuality will not be tolerated.
Obscene and profane posts. Colourful language may get used around your home but keep it off the forum. What might not offend you, could offend someone else. Please don’t swear or we will edit the offending words out.
Comments that are an invasion of a person's privacy. Don’t post things about people on the forums which they may not want made public ie name, address, pictures. If people want to share that information it is fine, but it is their decision.
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It is not acceptable for suppliers to post nothing more than "Interesting problem, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further". They will have their post removed and risk being warned, suspended or ultimately banned from the forum. Please always contribute to the discussion.
If no previous discussion exists and the community editor believes the main purpose of the post is to promote products and services, the post will be deleted.
There will be some occasions where in-depth discussion takes place and some members may suggest where services can be obtained. In these circumstances the community editor will look more kindly on promotional posts, but will still expect those members to contribute to the discussion.
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Just as employers need a disciplinary procedure, forums need them too. To ensure that HR Space remains a pleasant environment for all users:
Any or all of the steps above may be leap-frogged if the offence is serious enough to demand it..
Suspensions - If a member is suspended, then they will be informed by e-mail (to the address you registered with). The suspension will be lifted once a written apology has been received by HR Space along with a written undertaking to abide by the rules.
Bans - If a member breaches the rules again once a suspension has been lifted, they will be permanently banned from posting on the site. Again, the member will be informed by e-mail which will be sent to the e-mail address you registered with. Permanent bans may only be lifted at the Personneltoday.com's discretion, and under whatever conditions they choose to impose. There is no guarantee that they will be lifted at all.
We will update these rules from time to time and retain the right to delete anything that is deemed unacceptable but isn’t covered by one of the other rules.
By posting in HR Space you agree to abide by these rules and by the terms and conditions of the HR Space.
Rob MossEditor, Personnel Today
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