Operating Referral Programs on a Limited Budget

Posted & filed under Compensation, Planning, Staffing Tips.

One of the most common arguments against launching an employee referral program has to do with the lack of budget for such a program. Many recruiting leaders and line managers are familiar with the stories of outrageous employee referral bonuses, and multi-pronged program advertising campaigns that cost serious money. The stories have helped perpetuate the… Read more »

How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

Posted & filed under Career Review, Compensation, Planning.

What should you pay that new employee? Stop guessing–and start using these great sources of up-to-date salary information:   Salary.com is technically directed at job seekers, showing users how much they are worth based on their experience and skills, but employers can use the same criteria to develop competitive compensation packages. The Monster Salary Center is powered… Read more »

You Got the Job Offer! Should You Take it?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning.

On the fence about a job? Ask yourself these 14 questions to determine if it’s the right move for your career- or if you should hold out for something better: What is my true motivation for leaving? Before you accept and offer, re-explore your reasons for wanting to move on.  Do you need or want… Read more »

Want to Drive Profits? Start with HR

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning, Staffing Tips.

When asked, most senior executives will list their people as one of their company’s top resources. Yet when given the opportunity to use HR and talent management to make a strategic impact, many hiring managers balk. The idea that HR can actively engage in increasing profits, rather than merely cutting costs, is a new one… Read more »

Financial Health–Put that Raise to Work for You

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The recent economic downturn triggered a series of salary freezes throughout the work world–including among senior executives in many industries. As the economy recovers, the salary freeze is finally thawing. If you weathered the winter of recession with a frozen salary, you may now be seeing your work bear fruit in the form of raises… Read more »