Myths About Compensation in Small Businesses

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 04:21:30 PM



The business world is ever-changing and like everything else, the ways compensation is thought about, pursued, completed and discussed among employers and employees alike changes too.  Talking about money during a job interview is something that makes most of us more nervous than it should. We usually avoid it, assume that we’re all on the same page, or just take whatever is offered and never work through any salary negotiations. But none of these are the best strategy! Salary negotiation is an important part of the job interview process and can benefit all parties when done correctly. Here are a few myths to help easy the stress of money conversations: Myth: Hush hush is the way to keep everyone happy. Fact: Ten years ago keeping salaries kept quiet and completely a personal matter with no discussion among fellow employees was appropriate in the workplace, but today, it’s changed. Today employees not only often share with other coworkers their salary and benefits information, but also post it all over social media sites. Trying to ask employees to keep their salary information private is nearly impossible to manage and ensure true in today's world.   Myth: Your small business pay plan is in tune with the rest of competitor’s payments rates.  Fact: Pay...


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SECRETS FROM RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE

by Melanie Korn | Category: Book Review

Posted on May 02, 2019 at 07:12:52 PM


SECRETS FROM RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE By: David Lee Electronic Recruiting Exchange - April 10, 2008 “People don’t remember what you said or what you did, but they always remember what they felt.” “What’s the emotional take away?” “Are these the emotions we want to leave them with?” “You are now part of an elite, best-in-class organization,” and “We’re lucky to have you” Pride about the uniqueness of their company and how they, the new employee, will help make their guest experiences “legendary.” Creating a work experience that produces such a culture requires mindfulness and intention. Feeling welcomes respected, valued, inspired, proud, and determined doesn’t just help you with employee retention. It also directly improves employee motivation, productivity, and customer service....


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3 Tips for Salary Negotiations

by Melanie Korn | Category: Article

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 02:54:48 PM



Talking about money during a job interview is something that makes most of us more nervous than it should. We usually avoid it, assume that we’re all on the same page, or just take whatever is offered and never work through any salary negotiations. But none of these are the best strategy! Salary negotiation is an important part of the job interview process and can benefit all parties when done correctly. Here are a few tips to ease your nerves and help you have a successful money conversation: Choose the right time to have salary negotiation conversations. This is the key to starting off a salary negotiation conversation on the right foot. You definitely don’t want to come into the initial interview & demand to know what the position pays right out of the gate (or worse, tell the interviewer what you demand to be paid!). This first interview is all about determining if you’re a match for the company and the position. Be prepared to ask thoughtful questions about what your duties would be in the role and what skills they are looking for in an employee. All of this will help you determine a pay range that you feel is fair for when...


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