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Archive for the ‘Salary Negotiations’ Category

February 15th, 2015

Severance packages: – What’’s Fair?

Severance packages: – What'’s Fair?

Severance pay is the compensation an employee receives from his/her company upon job elimination, being laid off, or when both parties agree to part ways. Severance pay is a mandatory compensation required by the law. Mandatory severance pay could range anywhere from a week’s wages up to eight weeks of wages.

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January 26th, 2014

Why Creating Fair Salary Structures is Important for Your Organization

Why Creating Fair Salary Structures is Important for Your Organization

An organization needs talented and skilled individuals to build a successful business. Because these talented people are highly sought after, an attractive pay structure is often the key to bringing the best candidates on board. Studies have shown that a fair compensation system is among one of the most effective ways in retaining and motivating employees.

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January 26th, 2010

Referral Bonus Programs

Referral Bonus Programs

Employee referral bonus programs have always been a favored recruitment strategy for many organizations. Each referral bonus program is designed differently from company to company but essentially it is a program where a reward is offered to employees who bring in qualified people for the company.

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November 12th, 2009

2009 Robert Half Salary Guides identify job market bright spots

2009 Robert Half Salary Guides identify job market bright spots

Even in the current economy, certain skill sets remain difficult to find, according to the 2009 Salary Guides from Robert Half International. The recently released guides point to modest overall salary increases for accounting, information technology (IT) and administrative roles, but highlight specialized expertise that can enhance a professional’s marketability.

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November 12th, 2009

What you need to know about creating a letter of offer

What you need to know about creating a letter of offer

Every employment relationship is governed by an employment contract, whether written or unwritten. Letters of Offer identify employer and employee obligations and rights; as such, they’re important documents for limiting an employer’s liability. In practice, these letters are referred to only if an issue arises affecting the employment relationship.

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November 12th, 2009

Pay Philosophies

Pay Philosophies

A pay philosophy is a company’s commitment to how it values employees. A consistent pay philosophy gives the company and the employee a frame of reference when discussing salary in a negotiation.

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December 2nd, 2008

Free salary information available

Free salary information available

Free salary information can help you get an edge in compensation negotiations with candidates. Although employers usually try to keep a tight lid on salary information, times have changed, bringing forth a variety of free sources for compensation information.

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December 2nd, 2008

Positive returns on providing well planned compensation

Positive returns on providing well planned compensation

Compensation refers to all forms of pay and rewards received by employees for the performance in their jobs including all forms of cash, benefits, services, and perks. It is important to recognize and communicate your “total” compensation as “all” the pay you are providing your employees.

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December 2nd, 2008

Responding to Online Data

Responding to Online Data

Companies should assume that employees will eventually walk into the office with a salary report detailing market pay for their job. That way, when it inevitably happens, the employer can be prepared and avoid seeming defensive.

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December 2nd, 2008

Compensation Surveys

Compensation Surveys

Paying people fairly is good for business. Underpay, and employees will eventually look for a better offer. Overpay, and the payroll budget and profitability will suffer. That’s why companies use market data to research the value of their jobs. But what is “market data” anyway?

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