Illegal to Ask about a Candidate’s Compensation?

RJ Morris Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Employment Law, Negotiation, Outmatch, RJ Morris

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 is worth, what do you want, what will it take, and where are you at now? Every recruiter I have known is comfortable handling these conversations in a professional manner. ….until now. …

Fear and Loathing for Talent Pros from the Fed’s Beige Book

Steve Boese Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, HR, Job Market, Recruiting, Steve Boese, War for Talent

Because I often have nothing more interesting to do in my spare time, I like to peruse the Federal Reserve Board’s Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, known more informally as The Beige Book. The Beige Book is issued eight times per year, and consists of a collection of “anecdotal information on current economic conditions” by each Federal Reserve …

5 HR and Talent Management Lessons from NBA Free Agency 2016

Steve Boese Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, HR & Sports, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Because you never, ever get tired of the ‘sports and HR/talent’ connection, strap in while I offer up the HR and talent management in the real world spin on five of the latest NBA free agent transactions of what has been a crazy week for the league,  and its teams, players and fans. Here goes… Let’s start with the biggest …

I Heard Google Pays Mailroom Boys 100K (Dealing with Competitive Issues on Compensation)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kris Dunn, Labor, The HR Profession

Quote – “If the grass looks greener on the other side, it is probably AstroTurf.” -Unknown Everybody wants more money, people. This we know. Internal issues related to pay are one thing. There’s also a big nasty world outside of your company that creates fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) across your employee base related to pay satisfaction. Whether it’s macro-media …

Employers Love Lesbians 9% More Than Heterosexual Women

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Current Affairs, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Talent Strategy, Tim Sackett

I love research. This is from a recent study by Economist: “Research into this area is tricky; getting decent data is hard, and asking people to reveal their sexual orientation can be even harder. But studies across the world (in Canada, America, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands) tend to uncover the same phenomenon; while gay men suffer an earnings penalty, …

That’s What The Money Is For

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Labor, Training and Development

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making the trains run on time, and there’s tons of value in that. But the ones that have the most value are always the ones that are true idea generators. Companies, …

Will HR and Talent One Day Take Their Cues From Walmart?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Engagement, HR, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Always low prices. Always. I think that has been, more or less, the tagline for Walmart for the last 198 years. The world’s largest retailer and largest private sector employer in the USA with over 1.4M employees has competed on price (and massive selection and expansion to the point where just about everyone in the country lives within 15 minutes of …

A Compensation Plan Where Everyone Earns More Is… Stupid

RJ Morris Bad HR, Compensation/Cash Money, Leadership, Pop Culture, RJ Morris

When I finished my undergrad, I wanted to be a college professor. Summers off, four or five classes to teach, the opportunity to do research, no high school punks to deal with—it seemed perfect for me. So, I entered grad school and taught two classes on my own while taking my classes. I loved teaching, but hated being a teacher. …

How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

Kathy Rapp Change, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Hiring Managers, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Making Offers, Negotiation, Recruiting

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She’s four, so it’s a bit early… but her dentist indicated it’s all genetic. So rest assured it’s not because she’s noshing on hard candy all day, nor are her teeth “advanced.” This loose tooth has caused some drama. I told her how my dad wrapped dental floss around my first loose tooth …