Dyson Employee Handbook Challenge

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  • 1. 

    I have a question related to my employment. What should I do?

    • A.

      Google it

    • B.

      Ask your colleagues

    • C.

      All employment-related questions should be directed to your manager or the HR Business Partner.

    • D.

      Refer to the employee handbook first, and if you can’t find the answer or your situation is more complex, talk to your manager or the HR Business Partner.

    Correct Answer
    D. Refer to the employee handbook first, and if you can’t find the answer or your situation is more complex, talk to your manager or the HR Business Partner.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the first step should be to refer to the employee handbook. If the answer is not found or if the situation is more complex, then the next step is to talk to the manager or the HR Business Partner. This approach ensures that employees utilize the available resources and escalate the issue only if necessary.

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  • 2. 

    I am conducting interviews for a position in my team, and can’t tell if the candidate is married. Can I ask them? 

    • A.

      Yes, as long as you tell them it doesn’t make a difference to you.

    • B.

      Yes, as long as you also tell them if you’re married or not

    • C.

      No, it’s not socially acceptable

    • D.

      No, Dyson is an equal opportunity employer and this question may be construed as leading to discrimination based on marital or family status

    Correct Answer
    D. No, Dyson is an equal opportunity employer and this question may be construed as leading to discrimination based on marital or family status
    Explanation
    Asking a candidate about their marital status during an interview can be seen as discriminatory and may lead to bias in the hiring process. It is important for employers to be fair and equal in their treatment of all candidates, regardless of their marital or family status. By asking this question, it could be perceived that the employer is making decisions based on personal factors rather than qualifications and skills. Therefore, it is not socially acceptable and goes against the principles of being an equal opportunity employer.

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  • 3. 

    An important email from my doctor seems to have disappeared from my Outlook. Can IT help me find it?

    • A.

      No, they’re not able to help.

    • B.

      Maybe, however this is a low-priority task so they can only help once they’ve completed all business-related requests

    • C.

      No. Dyson systems and equipment shouldn’t be used as a primary repository of personal and / or private information

    • D.

      If IT Canada can’t, surely IT US or UK will be able to

    Correct Answer
    C. No. Dyson systems and equipment shouldn’t be used as a primary repository of personal and / or private information
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that Dyson systems and equipment should not be used as a primary repository of personal and/or private information. This suggests that the person should not rely on the IT department to help them find the missing email because it is not within their responsibility to store personal or private information.

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  • 4. 

    I was hired in May 2007 and went on short-term disability for 6 months. How much length of service have I accrued to date?

    • A.

      6 years

    • B.

      5 years

    • C.

      5.5 years

    • D.

      What’s today’s date?!

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 years
    Explanation
    The question states that the person was hired in May 2007 and went on short-term disability for 6 months. Since the question does not provide any information about any other breaks or interruptions in their service, it can be assumed that they have been continuously employed since the end of the short-term disability period. Therefore, from May 2007 to the present date, they have accrued 6 years of service.

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  • 5. 

    I usually come into work at 8.00 am and leave at 4.30 pm. Is that ok?

    • A.

      Yes, you’ve always worked this schedule and it’s always been acceptable

    • B.

      Yes, this schedule covers the core business hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, and includes 8 hours of work and half an hour lunch break

    • C.

      It looks like you’re at work 8.5 hours instead of 8, you should leave at 4.00 pm starting tomorrow! Talk to your manager first to make sure they’re aware

    • D.

      No, you should start at 9.30 am because that’s when core business hours start

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, this schedule covers the core business hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, and includes 8 hours of work and half an hour lunch break
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it states that the schedule of coming into work at 8.00 am and leaving at 4.30 pm is acceptable. It explains that this schedule covers the core business hours of 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, which means the employee is present during the required hours. Additionally, it mentions that the schedule includes 8 hours of work and a half-hour lunch break, which meets the standard working hours.

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  • 6. 

    I am feeling very sick today – I’ll never have dinner at Dubious Fish & Chips again! What should I do about work?

    • A.

      Get plenty of rest. When you feel better, call your manager and tell them what happened, in gory detail. They’ll understand why you haven’t come into work

    • B.

      Call your manager within half an hour of your usual start time to tell them you’re ill, will be taking a sick day, and expect to be back to work tomorrow

    • C.

      Go to work anyways and take lots of breaks. Write a withering restaurant review on Yelp on your lunch break

    • D.

      You have your laptop with you, so this should count as working from home

    Correct Answer
    B. Call your manager within half an hour of your usual start time to tell them you’re ill, will be taking a sick day, and expect to be back to work tomorrow
    Explanation
    The best course of action would be to call your manager within half an hour of your usual start time to inform them that you are feeling ill and will be taking a sick day. It is important to communicate promptly and clearly with your manager about your absence and expected return to work. This allows your manager to make necessary arrangements and ensures that you are following proper protocol for taking a sick day.

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  • 7. 

    I have been a salaried, full-time Accountant with Dyson for 6 years. How much vacation do I have?

    • A.

      3 weeks

    • B.

      2 weeks

    • C.

      4 weeks

    • D.

      5 weeks

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 weeks
    Explanation
    The individual in question has been working as a salaried, full-time Accountant with Dyson for 6 years. Based on this information, it can be inferred that they have accumulated a significant amount of vacation time. Therefore, the correct answer is 4 weeks, as this is the option that represents the highest amount of vacation time among the given choices.

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  • 8. 

    I won the lottery and am leaving Dyson on July 1st. I am entitled to 4 weeks’ annual vacation and have already taken 2 weeks off. Will Dyson pay the remaining 2 weeks to me on my last pay?

    • A.

      Yes. If you haven’t taken your entire your annual vacation entitlement before you leave the company, the remainder will be paid to you on the last pay

    • B.

      No. Vacation is accrued monthly, so during January – June you only accrued half on your annual entitlement which you’ve already taken, so you are not owed anything further

    • C.

      No. You need to reimburse Dyson for the 2 weeks you’ve already taken as you haven’t worked the entire year

    • D.

      Trust us to do the right thing, and you enjoy your island shopping!

    Correct Answer
    B. No. Vacation is accrued monthly, so during January – June you only accrued half on your annual entitlement which you’ve already taken, so you are not owed anything further
    Explanation
    According to the given information, vacation is accrued monthly. Since the person has already taken 2 weeks off, it means they have already used up half of their annual vacation entitlement from January to June. Therefore, they are not owed anything further for the remaining 2 weeks.

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  • 9. 

    I am going on maternity leave and would like to continue to have benefits coverage during the leave. What should I do?

    • A.

      Nothing, benefits coverage continues automatically

    • B.

      Nothing, you are not eligible for benefits coverage during the maternity leave

    • C.

      Nothing, Dyson will pay for all benefits during maternity leave. When you return, you must provide a cheque for the employee portion of the benefit contributions during your leave

    • D.

      Prior to your departure you need to give Payroll post-dated cheques to cover the employee portion of the benefits contributions during your leave

    Correct Answer
    D. Prior to your departure you need to give Payroll post-dated cheques to cover the employee portion of the benefits contributions during your leave
    Explanation
    To continue having benefits coverage during maternity leave, the employee needs to give Payroll post-dated cheques to cover the employee portion of the benefits contributions before their departure. This means that the coverage does not continue automatically and the employee is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to maintain their benefits during their leave.

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  • 10. 

    I am going to be a parent for the first time! I would like to take 2 weeks of parental leave when my baby is first adopted, and then 6 more weeks a couple of months later. Can I do that?

    • A.

      Yes, of course. How exciting!

    • B.

      No, adoptive parents are not entitled to parental leave

    • C.

      All parental leave must be taken at once. You can take 6 weeks of parental leave at once, or 2 weeks of vacation first, and 4 weeks of parental leave later

    • D.

      No, you must take 37 weeks of parental leave all at once

    Correct Answer
    C. All parental leave must be taken at once. You can take 6 weeks of parental leave at once, or 2 weeks of vacation first, and 4 weeks of parental leave later
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that all parental leave must be taken at once. This means that the individual cannot take 2 weeks of parental leave when the baby is first adopted and then take an additional 6 weeks a couple of months later. The alternative options mentioned in the answer (taking 6 weeks of parental leave at once or taking 2 weeks of vacation first and then 4 weeks of parental leave later) are the only allowed options for taking parental leave.

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  • 11. 

    I am a salaried employee. This is the 8th Monday I take off as a sick day this year, but it doesn’t matter because I can take up to 10 sick days per year, right?

    • A.

      Right. As long as you don’t take more than 10 days of sick leave per year, there are no concerns

    • B.

      You have GOT to stop dining at Dubious Fish & Chips!

    • C.

      After 7 instances of paid sick leave, the remaining 3 instances are unpaid so you will not receive pay for this sick day. Moreover, as in your case all those instances were Mondays, your manager will want to talk to you about absenteeism and ask for medical certificates for this and any subsequent sick days

    • D.

      We do not have a sick leave policy, so… no idea

    Correct Answer
    C. After 7 instances of paid sick leave, the remaining 3 instances are unpaid so you will not receive pay for this sick day. Moreover, as in your case all those instances were Mondays, your manager will want to talk to you about absenteeism and ask for medical certificates for this and any subsequent sick days
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that after taking 7 instances of paid sick leave, the remaining 3 instances will be unpaid. This means that the employee will not receive pay for this sick day. Additionally, since all of the instances were on Mondays, the manager may want to address the issue of absenteeism and may require medical certificates for any future sick days.

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  • 12. 

    I have worked at Dyson for the past year after graduating from business school, and performed very well. I want to apply for a junior sales position but am not sure if this is allowed.

    • A.

      Yes, it is allowed. Go ahead and submit your application. Make sure to tell your manager when you receive an offer so the process is open and transparent. Good luck!

    • B.

      This is actually encouraged. You took the time to build a foundation in Dyson, performed well in your role, meet the minimum requirements for the new position, and are keen to develop your career. Talk to your manager about your interest, and submit your application.

    • C.

      You must obtain HR approval prior to applying

    • D.

      No, this is not allowed

    Correct Answer
    B. This is actually encouraged. You took the time to build a foundation in Dyson, performed well in your role, meet the minimum requirements for the new position, and are keen to develop your career. Talk to your manager about your interest, and submit your application.
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that it is encouraged to apply for a junior sales position after working at Dyson for a year and performing well. The answer suggests that the individual has built a foundation at Dyson, meets the minimum requirements for the new position, and shows enthusiasm for career development. It advises the person to talk to their manager about their interest and submit their application. This response acknowledges the individual's achievements and encourages them to take the next step in their career.

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  • 13. 

    My nephew is looking for a job and I’ve offered him a position in my team. He’s a bright guy and will go far! Can he start on Monday?

    • A.

      Of course, can he come in at 9.00 am?

    • B.

      Yes, as long as his desk is not right next to yours in the pod

    • C.

      No, Monday is a statutory holiday

    • D.

      No. Relatives of Dyson employees may only be hired if they are the best candidate for the job following an independent selection process in which the employee in not involved, and as long as they do not work in any position that may raise or be perceived as raising a conflict of interest with the current employee.

    Correct Answer
    D. No. Relatives of Dyson employees may only be hired if they are the best candidate for the job following an independent selection process in which the employee in not involved, and as long as they do not work in any position that may raise or be perceived as raising a conflict of interest with the current employee.
    Explanation
    The answer states that the nephew cannot start on Monday because Dyson's policy only allows relatives of employees to be hired if they are the best candidate after an independent selection process and as long as there is no conflict of interest with the current employee. This suggests that the nephew's hiring would not meet these criteria, therefore he cannot start on Monday.

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  • 14. 

    I have found an excellent digital marketing course offered by the Marketing Foundation of Canada that would be great to attend as we’ll launch our first mobile app next year. What can I do to attend?

    • A.

      Talk to your manager about the value the course brings to our business and to your role, and check we have the budget for it. Complete a Training Request Form, and get approval from your manager and HR Business Partner

    • B.

      Enroll online as quickly as possible, there are only 4 spots left!

    • C.

      It sounds like a very interesting course, but it doesn’t apply to your role as Finance Analyst. Let’s talk about pursuing your CMA designation

    • D.

      You can attend as long as you pay upfront and get reimbursed at the end of the course

    Correct Answer
    A. Talk to your manager about the value the course brings to our business and to your role, and check we have the budget for it. Complete a Training Request Form, and get approval from your manager and HR Business Partner
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the individual should have a conversation with their manager to discuss the benefits of the digital marketing course for both the business and their own role. They should also check if there is a budget available for the course. Additionally, they need to complete a Training Request Form and obtain approval from their manager and HR Business Partner. This process ensures that the individual follows the proper channels and obtains the necessary permissions to attend the course.

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  • 15. 

    I have failed to deliver my last 3 projects. What happens now?

    • A.

      Your manager will give you a verbal warning. If there is no improvement in your conduct over the next six months, a disciplinary letter will be placed on your file. If that doesn’t lead to an improvement either, you will receive a second and final disciplinary letter

    • B.

      Your performance may not be meeting expectations. Your manager will set up formal performance meetings to confirm expectations, discuss performance gaps, and establish concrete plans to improve performance within a reasonable timeline

    • C.

      You will be placed on a Performance Improvement Plan

    • D.

      Nothing, the customer has not complained yet.

    Correct Answer
    B. Your performance may not be meeting expectations. Your manager will set up formal performance meetings to confirm expectations, discuss performance gaps, and establish concrete plans to improve performance within a reasonable timeline
    Explanation
    If you have failed to deliver your last three projects, it suggests that your performance may not be meeting expectations. As a result, your manager will set up formal performance meetings to discuss this issue. During these meetings, expectations will be confirmed, performance gaps will be addressed, and concrete plans will be established to improve your performance within a reasonable timeline. This indicates that there will be a focus on addressing the problem and finding solutions to improve your performance.

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  • 16. 

    My colleague is always undermining, condescending and demeaning towards me in meetings, which upsets me and creates an unwelcome working environment. She says she’s only joking. What should I do?

    • A.

      If she is only joking, it should be all right

    • B.

      This may be bullying. You should tell your colleague her remarks are unwelcome, and ask her to stop. If this behaviour continues, you should report it to your manager or the HR Business Partner who will conduct a confidential formal investigation

    • C.

      Nothing, that’s just the way she is. You should challenge yourself and find ways to work productively with a difficult personality, it’s good for your development

    • D.

      Behave the same way to her, that’ll help her understand what she’s doing wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. This may be bullying. You should tell your colleague her remarks are unwelcome, and ask her to stop. If this behaviour continues, you should report it to your manager or the HR Business Partner who will conduct a confidential formal investigation
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the colleague's behavior may be considered as bullying, as she is undermining, condescending, and demeaning towards the person in meetings. It advises the person to communicate with their colleague and express that the remarks are unwelcome, and ask her to stop. If the behavior continues, it recommends reporting it to the manager or HR Business Partner for further investigation to address the issue and create a more positive working environment.

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  • 17. 

    I am so excited to be working at Dyson! I have added it as my employer on Facebook, and ‘liked’ it, and often write about the cool features of our machines. How can I keep promoting Dyson?

    • A.

      We’re glad you’re so excited, it sounds like you’re be a good ambassador for the company and our technology! We recommend you start a blog about Dyson and promote it to all your friends, that would be beneficial for all parties and help reach a wide audience

    • B.

      Post pictures of the office on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to reach several different audiences

    • C.

      We love your enthusiasm! Thank you for adding Dyson as an employer and ‘liking’ it, but please avoid reviewing products online, as this is seen as an endorsement and breaks advertising law. We’re happy to provide all employees with approved copy on new technology to share with their friends

    • D.

      Always wear your Dyson t-shirt when you’re going out

    Correct Answer
    C. We love your enthusiasm! Thank you for adding Dyson as an employer and ‘liking’ it, but please avoid reviewing products online, as this is seen as an endorsement and breaks advertising law. We’re happy to provide all employees with approved copy on new technology to share with their friends
    Explanation
    The correct answer advises the employee to avoid reviewing products online as it can be seen as an endorsement and may violate advertising laws. Instead, the company suggests providing employees with approved copy on new technology to share with their friends. This ensures that the promotion of Dyson is done in a compliant and controlled manner.

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  • 18. 

    I am travelling for business. Do I need to buy insurance?

    • A.

      No, you already have travel insurance through your regular benefit package – make sure you have your benefit card with you at all times! In addition, if you rent a car for business travel using your company credit card, that offers insurance as well

    • B.

      Yes, we ask our employees to always take the insurance offered to them by the travel company. If you rent a car for business travel, make sure to take the insurance offered by the rental company as well so you get as much coverage as possible

    • C.

      Yes, as long as you get three quotes from insurance companies

    • D.

      You don’t need insurance, you’ll be fine!

    Correct Answer
    A. No, you already have travel insurance through your regular benefit package – make sure you have your benefit card with you at all times! In addition, if you rent a car for business travel using your company credit card, that offers insurance as well
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that there is no need to buy insurance because the individual already has travel insurance through their regular benefit package. It is advised to carry the benefit card at all times. Additionally, if a car is rented for business travel using the company credit card, insurance is also provided.

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  • 19. 

    Since I started working at Dyson last month, I have become very popular among my friends – everybody wants a discounted machine. How can I share our wonderful technology with everybody I know?

    • A.

      Direct them to eBay

    • B.

      Just email Logistics with the details

    • C.

      Ask your friends to go online and research our products, then to let you know which machine they want. Then complete a Friends & Family Form (don’t forget to include their mailing address and payment details) and send it to Logistics

    • D.

      You can start offering them a Friends & Family discount once you successfully complete your probationary period, which is at least 3 months

    Correct Answer
    D. You can start offering them a Friends & Family discount once you successfully complete your probationary period, which is at least 3 months
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the person can offer their friends and family a discount on Dyson machines after completing their probationary period of at least 3 months. This implies that there are certain restrictions or conditions in place before they can provide the discount, such as completing a specific time period or meeting certain requirements.

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  • 20. 

    I am a permanent employee who has been working at Dyson for 4 years. I love the DC14 Build I got when I joined, but so many new machines have come out since then. Is there a way I can get a DC51?

    • A.

      Yes, you can order a new machine through the Friends & Family policy. Complete a Friends & Family Form and send it to Logistics

    • B.

      You can refresh your Dyson Build product every 3 years for $100 by completing a Refresh Form and sending it to Logistics

    • C.

      Your DC14 is still working, so what’s the rush?

    • D.

      Send us a 1,000-word essay on why you want a DC51 so much. If it’s convincing, you’ll get one for free!

    Correct Answer
    B. You can refresh your Dyson Build product every 3 years for $100 by completing a Refresh Form and sending it to Logistics
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the person can get a new machine, specifically a DC51, by refreshing their Dyson Build product every 3 years for $100. This can be done by completing a Refresh Form and sending it to Logistics. This option allows the person to upgrade their machine while still being able to keep their current working DC14.

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