To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

“What do you currently make?” – a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetime. “Why does it matter?” – a response we’ve all thought more than once… Get the Rest

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The Day The Google Died

OK, died might be strong.  But contracted a fatal disease that will one day make it perish?  Accurate... If there's one thing we know through the annuals of time

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How To Talk About Compensation During the Interview Process

"Mo Money, Mo Problems." "Take the Money and Run." "Money for Nothing." We sing a lot about money in our lives. But what happens when we get down to business and

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Would You Pay a Bonus to an Employee to Keep them Skinny?

The world of professional sports gives us this great microcosm of compensation philosophy. Within professional athlete contracts, we find all kinds of crazy stuff. Depending on the sport,

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HR, want to get out of the comp game? Think like Black Mirror.

Perhaps I’ve been watching too many episodes of Black Mirror.  Black Mirror is "centered around dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the

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The Corporate Recruitment Incentive Program

There's a barrier that is keeping corporate talent acquisition from reaching its highest levels of productivity. That barrier is incentive compensation, and the reason it's a barrier is

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

As we approach year-end, be prepared to hear alarming stats about how no one saves enough for retirement. 'Tis the season for breathless stories about how underfunded we

VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce

If you don't like the answer, you can always change the question. Especially if you have money. Lots of money. There's a lot of companies across America that struggle

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want

Channelling the Spice Girls this fine morning.  I've been on the phone a lot lately.  And for some reason, I'm really enjoying it, I thought for years I

Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

Talent acquisition professionals get paid to talk turkey with candidates. I am talking about cold, hard cash money. What do you need, what do you feel your skillset