Skills Gap? No, Wage Gap

Hiring Technical People

If you are willing to pay a reasonable wage for people who already have the skills, there are many people who would gladly work for you. Employers want their experience at a new person’s wage. If you want to hire people will scarce skills and pay them an insufficient wage, you might think there is a skills “gap.” It’s wage gap. That’s a tight wage for that much experience. I almost always see a wage gap.

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How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages?

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s a depressing fact that a large portion of your salary will go towards basic living costs, predominantly the cost of your accommodation. How Does the Cost of Living in the UK Compare to Wages? Uncategorised cost of living house price Salary UK wage

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How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

Professional Resume Services

Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. It may cost you less than one day’s worth of future salary to have your current resume critiqued and know how to improve it.

2014 207

What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?


Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. The real value of a raise can only be measured when adjusted for inflation and cost of living, and considered in conjunction with benefits, vacation time and other work perks. Wage growth in 2016 will probably be just fine.

2016 89

Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

Career Alley

Every professional understands that when you start work, you begin with a certain expectation when it comes to salary. Over time, you gain the experience and the skillset needed to make that progression to a higher wage. So, you will be receiving a higher wage.

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Commuting Is a Working Cost, Not a Living Cost


Today, the minimum wage increases in a few Canadian provinces, but with it comes inflation on products and living costs. We’ve fought so hard for the low-wage workers to be able to live, we forgot about the moderate-wage workers who spend almost all their paycheque on commuting an hour away; something they must do, not necessarily want to do. Consider paying for gas to cover the cost of commuting. Your 9-5 is a blessed option when starting out.

2015 100

How to Ask for A Salary Raise – and Get It!

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Ask for A Salary Raise – and Get It! Have you earned a raise in salary? Have you increased your contributions since your last salary evaluation? It’s not personal, just part of cost control: salaries and benefits are among a company’s largest expenses.

2017 149

Single Disengaged Worker Costs Company $4,621 in Lost Revenue in 2014


This too busy attitude ends up costing us down the road. I could tell you that Gallup reports in their 2013 State of the Workplace report that unproductive and engaged workers are costing United States businesses $550 billion a year. Cost of an Employee.

2014 138

What is Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

They were in a bit of shock about all the unexpected costs. When the couple came to me for their regular financial review, I asked them what they thought this new job was going to cost them? I further explained it cost money to work and sometimes it’s a lot more than just your time.

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????? 7 Ways People Usually Fail at Salary Negotiations


Avoid the common salary negotiation mistakes that cost you the most. As very few of us are ever directly taught how to negotiate our salaries , the culture we are from determines in large part how comfortable we are negotiating. 7 things to avoid in a salary negotiation.

“My raise was tiny. Illegal discrimination, or legal cost-cutting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

While lowering overall costs is an entirely appropriate business objective, if doing so falls mostly on the shoulders of older employees, could it be “discrimination in disguise?” Courts are somewhat in disagreement over how to treat these circumstances, but are increasingly looking at each individual, and making a determination – illegal discrimination or legal cost-cutting – on a case-by-case basis, with a watchful eye toward “evident intent.” Question: Hello.

Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue

Career Realism

You might’ve already heard about President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour in an effort to tie in earnings with the cost of living – something several Americans have been struggling with, especially women. Why is the minimum wage a women’s issue?

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should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

Ask A Manager

I recently had a conversation with a friend in a comparable role (in an entirely different division of my company), who asked to meet up to discuss salary. He has been at our company for a long time, and he had an inkling that because he hasn’t moved around much, his salary might be lower than industry standard. Also, it’s worth noting that I’m probably five years older than him and have therefore had more years to get raises, cost-of-living increases, etc.

2019 68

Paid by Net Sales, Net Profits, Net Revenues? – Always Ask, “Net of WHAT?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Some of them cost up to $100,000 each. It offered a decent salary, and also an Incentive Commission Program that compensated members of Corey’s Sales Team 1% of “Net Sales” on a semi-annual basis. Monies due you (commissions, bonus, wages, expenses, etc.)

2019 130

Increasing Education through Work – A Cost Effective Method

Ms. Career Girl

The post Increasing Education through Work – A Cost Effective Method appeared first on Ms. First, the program must either: Be required by your employer or the law to either keep your salary, status or job.

2015 158

It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)

Corn on the Job

I wasn’t able to carve a career out of my humble minimum wage origins, as some people have quite admirably done, but I did spend more than seven years as a server at various restaurants, working my way through undergrad and post-grad student loan repayment on tips and a measly $2.13

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How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps

Catherines Career Corner

Need a pay increase and wondering how to ask for a pay rise at work? These are 10 steps for you to explore. For most employees, asking for a pay rise is a nerve-wracking experience. In general, asking your manager for more money is often a stressful and awkward experience. Companies cultural values aside, regrettably, for inexperienced [.] The post How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

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What’s Your Job’s Real Hourly Wage?

Career Realism

They were in a bit of shock about all the unexpected costs. When the couple came to me for their regular financial review, I asked them what they thought this new job was going to cost them? Work-Related Expenses : Jobs also have costs to employees.

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs


has waged a war on jobs. Im not an economist, labor or otherwise, but simple observation suggests one significant contributor to the nations job crisis -- for a long time, maybe even decades, we have been waging war on jobs and those who hold them. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. million in back wages, damages for more than 4,500 Misclassified Wal-Mart workers. Be our Friend.

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Before Starting the Equal Pay Discussions Do a Salary Review


The act seeks to minimize the wage gap between men and women (I know that some of those statistics are have come under fire — but for the purpose of this article, we’re going to set that aside.) You don’t want to set a salary for a job description and forget it.

2014 125

The Top 5 Countries Where it Pays to Be a Teacher

Ms. Career Girl

We recently came across research outlining the at the average salaries from various professionals from countries across the world. In light of these findings, we thought it would be valuable to find the top five countries with the highest teacher salary.

2018 197

THE WORLD'S SALARY CAP: Labor's Share of GDP Across the Globe.

HR Capitalist

Several sports leagues have implemented salary caps, using it to keep overall costs down, and also to maintain a competitive balance by restricting richer clubs from entrenching dominance by signing many more top players than their rivals. Here's some deep thoughts for today.

2018 55

Why Do Employers Ask for Salary Histories?

Career Realism


HEY BIG COMPANY: Are Your Management Trainees Bristling At Being Salaried Employees?

HR Capitalist

The policy saves millions of dollars in labor costs,” according to unpaid overtime class action lawsuit. There are some 1,500 employees who may qualify to be part of the Class, the wage and hour class action lawsuit states. Ah yes.

2015 93

What Is a Work Perk Worth?


These packages can come bundled with a generous salary, but increasingly, as trends in tech HR spread to other industries, they supplement or counterbalance low salaries. I don’t know your personal circumstances, so you’d better plot that cost/benefit carefully.

2016 124

No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Hiring Technical People

Since then, management has tried to determine a way to reduce programmer salaries. Pay them a fair wage. All of those actions will reduce the cost of your hiring. hiring strategy age cost of a hire cultural fit experience Hiring Geeks That Fit job description Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth ? It’s a fascinating article. Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? What Crisis?

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Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over her four years with the company, her weekly salary rose to $2,200, which yielded Melanie a yearly income of $114,400. . Unfortunately, Melanie received a notice that, due to cost cutting, her position was being eliminated, and then outsourced. For severance, Melanie was offered four weeks salary, that is, one week for each of her years with the company, for a total of $8,800. times the minimum wage. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need.

2012 175

Respect the Work. Retain the Linchpin. Motivate Employees.


Work has been devalued by the demand for cheap labor and lower costs. What’s the best way to produce a good or service while lowering costs? You’ll reduce costs, increase productivity and make work mindless in the process. It’s hard to support a family on that kind of salary.

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coworkers rely on my work to fund our barbecues, annoyed by salary negotiations, and more

Ask A Manager

He said that the money from the scrapped batteries would go towards the cost of the barbecue. Should I tell an ex-manager how annoyed I am by a salary clusterfudge? But it hit a snag: When we got to the money conversation, I asked that the salary be based on the job responsibilities. My manager wanted to base my wages on what I’d earned previously and he dug his heels in. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

If you don’t already subscribe to Donna’s blog, you should do so right now! . —————– Salaried Employees and Missed Days: When Do They Have To Be Paid? I’ll try to help cut through the confusion and misinformation by answering this great question: How about an article about “salaried employees&# ? For example, if I am a salaried employee is my company obligated to pay me for things such as snow days (office closed) or jury duty?

2011 69

my new job doesn’t give raises — ever

Ask A Manager

They offer a small, variable, annual bonus depending on company performance instead of cost of living adjustments or merit raises. I am getting by on my current salary in Expensive City for now and hadn’t planned to ask for a raise for at least a year. I am tracking my accomplishments, owning my development, and brainstorming extra projects to show my increased value for an eventual conversation around my salary with my boss. salary

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. And in my field, titles don’t necessarily translate into salary.

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Shift-M Podcast Posted About Hiring

Hiring Technical People

We spoke about geographically distributed teams here and why wage cost is separate from labor cost.). Hiring based on low salary vs resource efficiency and flow efficiency. Open book management, especially with regard to salaries.

2017 130

the new overtime pay rules are here — if you earn less than $47,476, read this

Ask A Manager

Up to 10% of the salary level used to make the calculation can come from non-discretionary bonuses, incentive payment, and commissions. The salary and compensation levels will be updated every three years, to meet the 40th percentile of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census region (currently the South). Under the new rule, that will probably be much harder to do, since those hours over 40 will now cost your employer more. law + order salary

2016 64

Did You Know That. Employer-Paid Moving Expenses are Now Taxed as Employee Income?

Sklover Working Wisdom

made employer-paid and employer-reimbursed relocation costs – even when your moving is requested by the employer – income to the employee, and thus taxed to the employee? Yes, the 2018 “Tax Reform” law in the U.S.

2019 130

5 Things to Ask Your Boss for Instead of a Raise

Career Alley

If you find yourself in this position – expecting a raise for a job well done, only to hear that wages are frozen – it’s time to get creative. Instead of asking for an increase in your wages, think about asking for some perks.

2013 211

Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

HR Capitalist

Sanders is a Democratic presidential candidate, and part of his platform has been the need to pay workers a living wage. Let's look at the Minimum Wage in America. Sanders is on record that the minimum wage should be at $15 per hour nationwide, etc.

The Top Cities in America for Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

The index ranks cities based on several pertinent metrics including women vs. men wage gaps, executive jobs held by women, female-owned businesses, female buying power, and the average income earned by women in the metropolitan areas.

What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

It’s one of most important steps we’re taking to help grow middle-class wages. While you personally won’t be getting a check for the full $12 billion on the table, you might be eligible for a hefty wage increase.

2016 157

how often do most companies give raises?

Ask A Manager

Although the salary is way lower than I asked for, I took it because I know I didn’t have relevant experience in this industry or as a project manager. ” The reason my husband said this was because when he worked on a minimum wage job, he got a raise after 6 months and it was 50 cents. He also said that his father was offered a pay raise after 6 months working in a restaurant, which I guess was also a minimum wage job. salary spouses & significant others

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8 Presidential Election Issues That Impact Your Workplace


This topic includes the ACA or Affordable Care Act, it’s coverage, cost and proposed changes that will impact employers and our current benefits offerings. Minimum Wage. Clinton has promised to increase the federal minimum wage to $12.

2016 138

5 Hot Cities for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Career Alley

Millennials who have graduated from universities since 2012 are facing long-term unemployment, an average of $29,400 in student loan debt and stagnant wages. has the second highest average cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment, only behind San Francisco at $2,700 a month.

5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

According to the National Women’s Law Center , women would lose $418,800 over the course of a 40-year career based on today’s wage gap. Networking with people in your industry will help you understand what a competitive wage is for someone in your position.

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