How to negotiate salary when its set at a national level?
My salary and benefits package is set at a national level. How do I effectively negotiate for myself when my local contacts have no power in setting my compensation?
My local boss has agreed that a change needs to be made, has discussed on my behalf with our local senior leadership and president, all of whom agreed with the new offer (which was created without my input, so I have not idea what changes the offer included). When passed on to the national HR department, it was shot down. How do you handle negotiation when local boss and co president approve pay change, but it's denied by national HR department?
Do I try to move forward in pushing the subject, or is it time to jump ship and find a new opportunity?
I have had the same issue. Perhaps some aspects are negotiable at the local level: work from home, schedule, vacation days, choice of office etc. Yes, you have to decide if this is where you want to be. Is there an opportunity for regular pay raises based on performance? I would push if it is a job you really want. If not, a better one will come along.
I'm expecting a bonus amount to be communicated to me next week around Christmas but I'm worried it won't be as much as I hope. Has anyone ever been able to "negotiate" their bonus by expressing their disappointment? There are various reasons I think I may be shortchanged (due to company performance -- not my own individual performance) and I want to make it clear I won't stay if they don't pay me what I'm due.
I'm a recruiter for the largest staffing and recruiting firm in the country. I'm seeing a lot of people on this thread who are extremely stressed out about finding work, and I think you guys need to start seriously considering working with recruiters to find jobs. NOT ALL RECRUITERS ARE EQUAL! I work for Aerotek, where we value your goals, skills, and interests and we find you a "perfect fit": the job that actually utilizes your experience and abilities. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you are looking for work in the Portland, OR metro area. I can be reached via this thread, and, if you're seriously interested, please let me know and I will share my email.
Any tips on how to ask for maternity leave policy when getting a job offer? I really want to make sure I'm going somewhere that has something decent but they aren't on this site yet and I can't find info online for it.
I am considering a move to a new company and their maternity policy states that employees receive 3 months fully paid. It does not specify a minimum length of time one must be employed with the company to receive this benefit. Am I then legally protected to receive this benefit if I end up becoming pregnant within the first year of employment? Or must I clarify now (before deciding to accept the job) that I will receive this benefit regardless of my length of employment? I am nervous to be unhappily surprised down the road but also skeptical about bringing up this clarifying question now considering I am not currently pregnant. Would very much appreciate thoughts/help on this topic!
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