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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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?!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

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