Doomed – Counteroffers, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

I'm sure you're wondering how I'll make the connection between counteroffers and the engagement of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's frontman, Chad Kroeger. Wait….I already did.  I used the word “doomed“…. Get the Rest

The HR Olympics

Oh, I got me some Olympic Fever!  The Summer Olympics are the best - it's like NCAA Tournament time but with sports we only care about once every

Want To Improve Your Selection Process? Skip the Interview and Negotiate Instead.

You ever wake up one day and suddenly have a clear answer for a challenge for which there seemed like there was no answer?  Well, I had that

You’re not Mitt Romney…You Don’t Need to Sell Yourself By Bashing Your Competitors

Ah...the joys of election season. I love watching candidates try to convince us that the reason we should vote for them is because the other guy sucks. Mitt Romney

Hair Band Help for Dealing with Counter Offers….

"Don't know what you've got (till it's gone)" - perhaps a not so classic tune from the band Cinderella, but a classic statement.  Is Kathy digging back into 80's

Anatomy of the Counter Offer – What the Employee Hears…

A top candidate of mine just had “the talk” with his boss. He put in his notice, and the response was so very predictable. The boss offered apologies,

Miami Heat = Your Weak Celebration On Filling a Position (Before The Candidate Has Reported to Work)…

I hate the Miami Heat. I know, I don't get it.  "It's a new age, KD".  "Talent should be able to go wherever it wants, KD".  "Free Agent Nation,

Homes and Salaries—The Market Sets Value, Not You…

People say that buying a home and changing jobs are two of the most stressful events in your life. I agree, and I think it’s because both involve

How to Ask For More Money Without Thowing Someone in a Rage in the Offer Process…

TRUE STORY: The editor of this blog doesn't think it fits the FOT vibe when I write from the candidate's perspective.  I actually agree with her on that

The Art of the Sign-On Bonus.

We've all had to experience cost cutting exercises in the past few years, right?  Recently, I've been reflecting a lot on the usage of sign-on bonuses - that