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Staffing Advisors Blog

Salary Surveys Help You Hire Average People

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 14, 2011

Salary surveys are often misused in hiring.    Like when you budget for a new position using the 50th percentile average pay for a position, and then go looking for a superstar to fill the job.  If you think you can hire superstars for the 50th percentile average salary … well, think again.

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When "More Recruiting" Just Makes Things Worse

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 9, 2010

I think most organizations do too little recruiting, not working hard enough to find the right people who can really drive results.

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How to Hire Within Your Salary Budget

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 23, 2010

As a manager, you have the financial responsibility to hire the very best person you can, given the salary budget you have.  But sometimes you can't find the person you want to hire within your salary budget. What do you do then?  (First, be sure to read my previous post about hiring to fit the budget instead of hiring to fit the job).

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Are You Hiring to Fit the Budget or Hiring to Fit the Job?

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 14, 2009

If you work in a small organization, many of your new hires are one-of-a-kind. They are your only HR person, or your only IT manager, or your only Development Officer. So when it's time to hire someone new, you are often unfamiliar with what to pay, or what the "going rate" is for those skills. And there is nothing wrong with not knowing. Not knowing is actually a good thing - you can be more open minded.

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory - The Botched Job Offer

Posted by Bob Corlett on May 28, 2009

Envision the scenario:  One of your key people resigns.  At the worst possible time.  They are irreplaceable.  So, of course, with low expectations you grudgingly begin the search for a replacement.   Weeks pass, and every resume you see is a disappointment.  You are certain that this search will never end.  You plead with your HR department "This is a recession, where are the good people?"  (Or perhaps you ARE the HR department and hiring managers ask you this pointless question).

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