Okay, hiring managers and HR folks of AskMe. Suppose your company has a job opening, and you've interviewed a candidate. Things went pretty well, and you want to make that candidate an offer. You have your recruiter call and ask him for his salary requirements, and he gives you a number. What are some reasons why you might then come back and make an offer that is $10,000 more than what he was asking for?
I'm trying to decide on a best compensation model for paying my employees (help desk staff at a software company); looking for any and all writings on the subject. [more inside]
Is there any legal precedent to fight raises for only incoming employees and not existing staff? [more inside]
At what point in the process can a prospective employer get my actual salary amount from my soon-to-be-previous employer? [more inside]
I am trying to ballpark appropriate salary ranges for a variety of higher education administration/student affairs positions at a private, 4-year college in the Northeast. What sources should I be using to benchmark this data? I am familiar with the CUPA-HR Salary Survey data that is publicly available, but I am not able to pay for the full report. Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle make some data publicly available, but it is very limited in scope. Are there other sources I should be consulting?
I'm interviewing for a position which includes a profit sharing program, and it sounds like it's a major component of the compensation (as opposed to something nice on the side). What are some normal, reasonable terms of profit-sharing programs? How would I compare this against a normal salaried position, and how do I negotiate for the best terms?
So my annual review will be coming up in a few months. My job title is "Software Support Engineer." I'm making something in the 30-40k range, which is a good amount for someone with as little experience as I've got (I just started in IT about 2 years ago.) Prepping for my annual review, I bought one of those Salary.com employer salary survey reports. Median pay listed for a "Software Support Engineer I" is $63k! Am I underpaid, or am I really a "Technical Support Representative II" or whatever, and just have a cool job-title? [more inside]
How long must you wait before making a counteroffer during salary negotiations? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I have the opportunity to have an intern work part time (sixteen hours or about twice a week) for me and I need to figure out how compensation might work here. We're a very small business and this is the first time we've dealt with internships. [more inside]
AskMeFi and other say to never throw out the first number in salary discussions, yet this has backfired repeatedly. Stick to the oft-repeated advice or rework based on experience? [more inside]
How much are COOs paid at small, profitable, private tech firms in Boston? [more inside]
I was recently offered an entry-level job at small marketing firm. What is the going rate for salary and benefits? [more inside]
My salary just doubled. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
How Can I, Early in the Process, Make Sure a Potential Employer and I Aren't Way Too Far Apart in the Potential Salary for a Position?
Does formal, or politely euphemistic, language exist by which, early on in the job-hunt process, you can make sure you and a potential employer aren't considering salary ranges that are half a planet apart? [more inside]
I'm looking for salary guidelines for a job outside my field that I'm interested in -- coordinating events and marketing for an indie bookstore. [more inside]
Interviewing at new employer... how to determine salary and compensation requirements? [more inside]
I'm an engineer/inventor who is in salary negotiations with a non-profit and I hold the patent for a mission critical technology. I have some questions about how to secure the best offer. [more inside]
Changed from an exempt to a non-exempt employee; what gives? [more inside]
Cost of living comparison. Is there any way to compare salaries and standard of living between USA, UK, and France? If I relocate between these, how much should I ask for to attempt to maintain a standard of living? [more inside]
I've been recruited to help start a company. Help me write my own ticket. [more inside]
Suggestions for a very fair compensation package for a design manager/art director (department head) for a mid-sized fast growing media company? Web resources on this front? [more inside]
Relating to yesterday's credit check question, how do you reply to a prospective employer who wants your salary history in a way that's fair to your value? So many IT/Web type jobs over the past few years have seen pay rates chopped down. If they ask, and A) I know my former employers don't give out salary information; and B) they don't require some sort of three year old pay stub - then why can't I just fluff it up to my true value again? I don't want to get in trouble, but I'm sick of getting low-balled. There's no way I can let them continue to get away with this! Do you just lie? What's the system?