Why Are You Fighting Over a Few Thousand Dollars?

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
If you’re trying to hire someone, why are you quibbling over a few dollars?

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If you’re trying to hire someone, while you’re fighting over $5 or $10,000, at the time of the offer? It’s not coming out of your pocket. If your boss gives you a rough time, I’ll tell you right off the bat five or $10,000 is what it’s going to take, more than $5 or $10,000 is what it’s going to take for you to take time away from your work and interview more people to come in five or $10,000 less than salary.

I’m telling you, most of you waste time and turn it into an ego game over money that isn’t yours. I’ll simply say, give them the freakin money. If they don’t perform, replace them. Get them transferred to someone else. It does work.

So don’t fool around. Just bring on great people. Figure out who’s your best person and make them a great offer. There’s a lot more at TheBigGameHunter.us

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2 Responses
  1. Nate Smith

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, if you don’t pay good employees what they are worth then you will lose them and have a rotating door of worthless employees. I’ve seen it in many jobs, and most the time once they get lucky and find a hardworking employee they will often exploit that and overwork and, or add tasks that weren’t in the initial job distribution. This leads to them asking for a raise that some companies won’t pay, then the cycle repeats. Pay your employees what they are worth, that’s how you keep good people around.

    Yup, misunderstood. You make another great point.

    1. JobSearchTV

      That was the point I was trying to make go employers and unfortunately was not clear enough. If you don’t pay them, you’ll lose them because they’ll keep looking and hang you out to dry … and it’s your fault.

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