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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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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Long-Term Employee Discount

Salary transparency laws are cropping up across the country to eliminate pay inequity. For many candidates, it is a long-awaited shift from secretive pay scales and the dreaded ‘based on experience’ line in a job description. Previously, time and effort were put into the interviewing process without knowing whether the compensation was worth it. However,…

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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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You Need to Actively Retain Remote Employees

Remote work has been made out to be the holy grail of work benefits these days. And it’s true, it is one of the top demands from candidates who are looking for new jobs this year. But remote flexibility doesn’t absolve companies from providing other benefits that in-office employees may enjoy. They may have more…

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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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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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Will Working From Home Elongate Employee Tenure?

Commuters in and around large cities spend years of their lives in transit. Two hours of commuting, delayed trains, and waking up early to clear snow have long been the norm. Every day, the same cycle, trying to make it to the office on time.  The last two years have changed all of that. Extended…

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