Five Reasons Your Staffing Agency Should Manage Salary Negotiations

Negotiating compensation is a delicate dance between candidates and companies. Both sides have specific goals in mind and it can be challenging for either to open up fully to the other side. Handing off salary negotiations to your staffing agency is the right choice for an efficient and balanced process. Everyone is able to start…

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Hiring Transparency Translates to Filling Jobs More Efficiently

The Talener team has been speaking with more technology candidates recently who are on the job market for the first time in years.  Whether they’re actively seeking new employment or were part of some of the technology layoffs this past year, none of them are looking forward to the interviewing process. It’s daunting to find…

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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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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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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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