e company, are to be treated? I agree with the notion that how a rejected candidate feels about the hiring process or what h/she does with those feelings is ultimately of little consequence. However, if the goal of every hiring company is to bring on board the best employees who exit the starting gate with a strong sense of partnership and company loyalty, then it's in their best interest to treat all candidates using the simple principle of the golden rule. And if you don't know what that is, ask any 1st grader.…
add 10-15% to cover the benefits, vacation, and other perks of a direct hire... That gives you an hourly "fair" estimate...
For example, 100k salary divided by 2000 hours is $50/hr., plus 15% is 57.50.
Of course this example is for a W-2 employee contractor.
Most candidates will find this a reasonable way to balance direct vs contractor wages.
Some clients will oppose this, prefering to pay only an matching "salary" in hourly wages. Simply divide the salary by 2080, and you'll have the hourly number.
Hope this helps.
occasionally go to see them; there's a tradition of public lecture/debate in San Francisco).
Each debater was deeply opposed to the other's POV. One was a genetic engineer who is pioneering open source experimentation. The other was an environmentalist who was terrified by the prospect of unleashed and unregulated designer biology. These folks were professionals at the heart of their professions. The biologist was a genius professor whose work spanned the Stanford and MIT labs. The environmentalist was the founder of a Greenpeace style organization whose name escapes me.
The ground rules were simple. First, you interviewed your opponent. Then, you articulated their argument to their satisfaction. Then you could critique away.
It was really interesting to watch two ardent advocates apply their energies to a conversation that began with an attempt to understand.
I think we captured some of that kind of energy in the discussions last week.
Maren is right. The really cool thing about this economic time and this social time is that we are writing the rules as we go along. Figuring out what works is a question of trying the next thing, figuring out whether or not it works and moving along.
RBC is a fantastic place in which to practice.…
y "prepping candidate's expectations". The few times I have seen candidate's accept counter offers, the old rule of thumb of them being unemployed after 6 months has happened in nearly every case. We all know the reasons why. The biggest in my opinion is the simple fact that the employer, through whatever tactics they used to keep the employee now knows that the loyalty to the company is in question, and within 6 months, they always seem to replace them or loose them anyways. Companies will promise anything almost to keep from loosing a trained employee. Todd…