Ask your colleagues
All employment-related questions should be directed to your manager or the HR Business Partner.
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.
Yes, as long as you tell them it doesn’t make a difference to you.
Yes, as long as you also tell them if you’re married or not
No, it’s not socially acceptable
No, Dyson is an equal opportunity employer and this question may be construed as leading to discrimination based on marital or family status
No, they’re not able to help.
Maybe, however this is a low-priority task so they can only help once they’ve completed all business-related requests
No. Dyson systems and equipment shouldn’t be used as a primary repository of personal and / or private information
If IT Canada can’t, surely IT US or UK will be able to
What’s today’s date?!
Yes, you’ve always worked this schedule and it’s always been acceptable
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
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
No, you should start at 9.30 am because that’s when core business hours start
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
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
Go to work anyways and take lots of breaks. Write a withering restaurant review on Yelp on your lunch break
You have your laptop with you, so this should count as working from home
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
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
No. You need to reimburse Dyson for the 2 weeks you’ve already taken as you haven’t worked the entire year
Trust us to do the right thing, and you enjoy your island shopping!
Nothing, benefits coverage continues automatically
Nothing, you are not eligible for benefits coverage during the maternity leave
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
Prior to your departure you need to give Payroll post-dated cheques to cover the employee portion of the benefits contributions during your leave
Yes, of course. How exciting!
No, adoptive parents are not entitled to parental leave
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
No, you must take 37 weeks of parental leave all at once
Right. As long as you don’t take more than 10 days of sick leave per year, there are no concerns
You have GOT to stop dining at Dubious Fish & Chips!
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
We do not have a sick leave policy, so… no idea
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!
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.
You must obtain HR approval prior to applying
No, this is not allowed
Of course, can he come in at 9.00 am?
Yes, as long as his desk is not right next to yours in the pod
No, Monday is a statutory holiday
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.
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
Enroll online as quickly as possible, there are only 4 spots left!
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
You can attend as long as you pay upfront and get reimbursed at the end of the course
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
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
You will be placed on a Performance Improvement Plan
Nothing, the customer has not complained yet.