Episode 8 of “The JoyPowered™ Workspace Podcast,” combines our popular “Starting a Job Search” and “Successful Salary Negotiation” episodes and is eligible for one SHRM credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the six steps of a successful job search, keeping your employees from wanting to leave, negotiating salary from either side of the table, and understanding your market value.
According to Gallup, Americans are optimistic about their ability to find a good job, due to the strong economy and open positions at their companies. This means candidates are more plentiful, but your employees may be looking for other jobs, so it’s important to have stay interviews, offer competitive salaries and benefits, and generally look out for your team. We often don’t think about talking to our current employees about what they like, how they’re using their strengths, and what plans and goals they have, but it can help increase their enthusiasm, and it’s great for telling candidates why it’s great to work for you.
There are six major steps to look for a job:
Before you accept a position, you should be thinking about negotiating salary. Do your research to find out the market value for the position; companies are often hesitant to share their salary range because they want the best value they can get. You can ask people who work for the company, or you can do research online.
When you’ve done your research, follow these steps for negotiating:
In this episode’s listener mail, Peg asks if it looks bad to other employers that you’re job hunting while still employed, Frank wonders how to answer when recruiters want to know your salary expectations, and Laura wants to know if you should email, call, or meet in person to negotiate salary.