Balance or Optimize: Is the Grass Green at All?

The grass is greener on the other side. This quip is meant to encourage you to water your own lawn; that all isn’t as it appears over the fence. But what happens when both sides are filled with such anxiety and burnout that there are only tiny tufts of grass that everyone is scrambling to…

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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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NYC Amends Salary Range Disclosure Law

In January, the New York City Council announced that it would require salary range requirements on job listings for employees working in New York City.  The bill intended to increase pay transparency and close the persistent wage gap by providing a good faith salary range to applicants.  Initially, this law was set to go into…

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The Last Jobs to be Filled: Hybrid

As we transition out of the height of the pandemic and into warmer weather, many companies are finalizing decisions about where their workforce will be located moving forward.  In many industries, a hybrid or back-to-office approach will gradually phase out remote work. But if you are attempting to recruit technology talent and your policies are…

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Salary Expectations Continue to Rise in 2022

Salary expectations are growing swiftly as companies are being forced to compete openly and loudly for talent. In an already tight tech labor market, this increased competition is leading candidates to adjust their salary expectations in real time. Over the past several months, we’ve seen candidates join the job market at one desired salary level,…

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The Great Reshuffle

After the Great Resignation comes The Great Reshuffle. For much of 2021, we were bombarded with news of employees leaving their jobs in droves. They were pursuing more flexible opportunities, quitting unsupportive work environments, or simply leaving the workforce entirely.  Although demand for talent remains at an all-time high, the exodus of employees has subsided.…

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Counteroffers:

Conventional wisdom argues against taking a counteroffer from your current organization. Why? Typically, if you are seeking out a new job it is because there are larger problems that exist within your job duties, your team, or at an organizational level. Accepting a counteroffer to stay, even a competitive one, doesn’t solve any of these…

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Pandemic Pay Raises & New Hire Bonuses

The tight labor market has forced employers to compete openly and aggressively for talent across the country.  Companies are seeking local and remote talent to join their teams, and they’re willing to pay a premium for it. The competitive compensation packages are highly visible in job postings- touting everything from sign-on bonuses, equity, or health…

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Competing for Time: Establish an Approved Hiring Process

You wouldn’t apply to a job without updating your resume, defining your target salary, or doing research on your future employer.  Good candidates are prepared for their interviews, yet many employers are lacking in their own preparation for the hiring process.   The expectation that candidates are solely responsible the success of their application is…

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