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The 2015 Salary Guides Are Here!

Posted by Robert Half on Oct 14, 2014 9:30:00 AM

2015_salary_increaseThe just-released 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.8 percent next year.

The largest expected gains in salaries among all fields researched are in technology, with an anticipated 5.7 percent overall increase in the average starting salary for newly hired information technology (IT) workers. Accounting and finance and creative and marketing professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to the research.

Topics: Job Search, Salary, Hiring, Salary Guide

7 Tips for Salary Negotiation With a Job Candidate

Posted by Robert Half on Jul 24, 2014 4:00:00 AM

RH_Blog_Salary NegotiationIt’s a great feeling when your top candidate is eager about your job offer, isn’t it?

But you can’t pop open the champagne quite yet: There is still the salary negotiation. Job seekers today are informed, prepared and ready to negotiate, and you should be, too. Here are seven tips to make sure you get what you want out of a salary negotiation.

Topics: Salary, Hiring, Salary Guide

Time for a Pay “Check”: Is Your Firm Keeping Up With Average Salaries?

Posted by Robert Half on May 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM

RH_Blog_average_salaries_videoThings are going great at your company. The team gets along well and productivity is skyrocketing. Then one morning, a key employee gives her two-week notice, citing salary concerns as her reason for leaving. You conclude that she must have lucked out with an unusually high-paying new job. However, when another team member departs a month later for the same reason, you start to wonder: “Could salaries at our firm be out of line with average salaries?”

One way to find out is to take a look at one of the 2014 Salary Guides from Robert Half, and check out our video on the Salary and Hiring Outlook for a quick look at key trends. The Salary Guides provide data on average salaries in the United States and Canada for professionals in the fields of finance and accounting, technology, administrative, legal and creative. The guides include tools for adjusting compensation for different cities, useful case studies, job descriptions and tips on recruiting the best employees.

Topics: Salary, Hiring, Salary Guide, Employment News

10 Great Career Resources You May Not Know About

Posted by Robert Half on Feb 20, 2014 10:29:19 AM

RH_Blog_Career_ResourcesLooking for a new job? Just starting your career or thinking about a second one? Whether you know exactly what field or job you want to pursue or you aren’t sure yet, some fantastic career resources are available to help point you in the right direction. Problem is, they’re scattered across the Internet like confetti.

To make it easier for you to take advantage of some of the best advice, we’ve compiled a list of 10 great career resources you can access online:

Topics: Job Search, Career, Networking, Resume, Salary, Salary Guide, Digital Etiquette

Salary Negotiation Tips – What to Do When the Candidate Counters

Posted by Robert Half on Jan 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM

RH_Blog_SalNeg_shutterstock_143394364Great news! You’ve offered your top candidate the job, and you anticipate she will accept the offer. But don’t draw up the paperwork yet. Once you get a response, put your bargaining hat on and expect to negotiate salary.

Job seekers in top demand may have more than one offer on the table, and with more pay. They’re also likely to be armed with salary information and salary negotiation tips from an abundance of online resources. If you want to reach a fair deal, you need to be equally prepared. Here are some salary negotiation tips:

Topics: Salary, Hiring

Robert Half Salary Guides: An Employer’s Toolkit for Salary Information

Posted by Christine Pardi on Dec 17, 2013 10:00:00 AM

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So much work, so little time. Maybe there aren’t enough people to get it all done, and it’s time to hire. But attracting the best candidates takes time and, well, let’s face it, money. If hiring is on your agenda in 2014, then let’s talk salary information.

Fortunately, there are resources to help you figure out the salary equation. Robert Half has been publishing salary information since 1950 (more than 60 years!). Why do we do this every year? Well, it’s simple. We want to help our clients tackle their toughest hiring challenges and give them the resources to make the best hiring decisions.

Topics: Salary, Hiring, Salary Guide