Salary Negotiation; Another Story From The Trenches

Salary Negotiation; Another Story From The Trenches

I recently had lunch with a friend of mine, comparing notes on her business and mine. A lawyer by trade, she has worked for her current company–a US MNC–for about seven years. That day she was somewhat preoccupied by the pending merge she and her team will soon make, into another division of the company. It's actually beneficial for her,…

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Friend or Foe? That Elusive “Fit” Of Diversity When Interviewing Candidates

Friend Or Foe? That Elusive “Fit” Of Diversity When Interviewing Candidates

Is it Granada I see Or only Asbury Park Is it a fancy not worth thinking of Or is it At Long Last Love? Cole Porter wasn’t writing about hiring people, but I am. When interviewing candidates, what elements do you gravitate towards? Intellect and academic pedigree? A common work history? Significant achievements? "Presence?" Hobbies? Are you aware of any…

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Ill Repute

A lunch conversation the other week, and we turned our talk to a mutual friend. My lunch partner (who does not work with him, but partners with others in the company) had recently spoken with him about his challenges inside the organisation. "I told him-very indirectly-that his boss has been asking around about him. Nothing pointed, but he’s asking around."…

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Win the Boss Over–5 Points

I recently had coffee with a friend, reminiscing about his previous company and one of the co-CEO's there who has since moved on.    "Smart guy," my friend said, "although we never got along very well."    "Why?"    "You were either with him or against him, not a lot of grey. I wasn't part of his inner circle."    "I got that already,…

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