Bill martineau's Blog – October 2007 Archive (3)

Internal Equity – The double edged sword

Once upon a time we lived in the wild west of salary negotiation where many companies had no real constraints placed upon what they could do for a potential employee, but about a decade ago most companies began to put in place internal equity processes so that they could control rising costs, leverage pay (get the most “bang for the buck”), and to insure that no discriminatory hiring practices were in place (nobody likes a lawsuit).

Now I agree that companies need to have these types…


Added by bill martineau on October 31, 2007 at 4:08pm — No Comments

The art of conversation improves odds on the interview

If you’ve been on an interview (or a recruiter who sets them up daily) then you understand when an interview goes right. Your qualifications are on target, the conversation is effortless and it flows from beginning to end culminating in an offer that you accept. Now end the fuzzy dream sequence and instead see a qualified candidate completely capable of doing the job, excited and interested in the position and company, but the interviewers feels like they’re pulling teeth…


Added by bill martineau on October 16, 2007 at 3:41pm — No Comments

What's up with Start dates?

As we all know the current market place is solidly candidate driven at this point (no matter if companies admit it or not), and as always happens when one party in a relationship (hiring company & future employee) has more market power they can choose to abuse that power like candidates did in the late 90’s and companies did from 2002-2004.

However, since then most HR departments have done two things that keep some of this from ratcheting upward including forcing…


Added by bill martineau on October 11, 2007 at 11:59am — No Comments


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