The Twitter Exodus Doesn’t Translate to Filled Jobs

Twitter has laid of 50% of its staff. The remaining Tweeps were issued an ultimatum – go ‘hardcore’ or get out. Now, It looks as if thousands more employees will exit, opting to take severance instead of continuing their tenure at Twitter. Yet, the exodus (voluntary or involuntary) from Twitter doesn’t necessarily translate to more…

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Compliance: Planning Beyond the NYC Salary Range Law

The NYC Salary Range Transparency Law is now in effect. However, the law gives us insight beyond updating and adding salary ranges to positions that can be performed in part or in full in New York City. Moving forward, all job postings (including active postings advertised before November 1st) will require a ‘good faith’ and…

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Consequences of Salary Transparency Laws

Salary transparency laws have been cropping up over the past several years. States and cities across the country have acknowledged that there are persistent wage gaps that have limited lifetime compensation largely for women and POC.  However, there are consequences and challenges to these laws that leave many with mixed feelings. Overall, these laws create…

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NYC Salary Range Transparency Law Now in Effect

After much debate and delay, New York City’s salary range transparency law is now in effect. Starting November 1st, organizations with four or more employees (including owners & contractors) must provide a ‘good faith’ salary range for any internal or external job posting, job advertisement or transfer opportunity that will be performed all, or in…

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Spending Scale Backs Don’t Include Tech

Facebook announced a potential layoff of 10% of its workforce in July. Google and Walmart are missing their earnings projections. It feels as if every large organization is banging the drum of layoffs, spending cuts, and reorganization going into the last quarter of 2022. Companies that are worried about the economic downturn will likely cut…

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Faking D&I: Wells Fargo’s Farce Damages Everyone’s Credibility

“What did Wells Fargo do this time?” – as if we’ve just come to expect to the scandals that come to light from some of the nation’s largest companies. Though the spotlight is once again on Wells Fargo, the credibility of the entire effort towards diversity and inclusion hiring has been damaged. We’d like to…

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Retaining Foreign Tech Talent: Letting Their Kids Stay

For years, there has been a labor shortage for home-grown technical workers in the United States. Big tech has consistently recruited foreign talent to make up for this shortfall. Now, with more restrictions on available H1-B visas, and an even tighter labor market, companies are scrambling to retain their top talent- and their children. Documented…

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Remote Monitoring: Half of Employees Would Sooner Quit Than Be Surveilled

Remote work is here to stay. However, more than half of tech workers have signaled that they would leave their organization if their remote work came with additional and more invasive digital monitoring.  BI company, Morning Consult published a poll last week asking tech workers whether they would quit if their employers took actions to…

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Why Candidates Turn Down Great Offers

Hiring tech talent remains challenging as we move into the second half of the year. Despite the endless news about layoffs and hiring freezes, engineering candidates continue to reel in better and better offers. Companies that are looking to capitalize on big tech layoffs will be disappointed if they are not ready to put up…

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Big Tech Layoffs are Big Business

The era of garage-based tech start ups is largely behind us. Big tech companies employ tens of thousands of people. They gobble up tech start ups early in their development; paying for concepts and ingenuity to advance their own products and services.   Tech firms have branded themselves as disruptors over the last two decades.…

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