The Robert Half Salary Guide, published yearly, is a resource for starting salaries and also a look into hiring trends. It’s useful for both candidates and employers, including startups and small businesses. You can download the guide for free here.
If you end up working with Robert Half for recruitment purposes, make sure you are looking out for your own interests because it is in the company’s interest to shift people around, place people quickly, and they do view it as a money-making transaction primarily. That doesn’t mean there isn’t value in working with them but remember that you must be your own advocate.
I spoke with Davis Jones over our coffee this morning and this is what he had to say about the Robert Half Salary guide:
Why do you think the yearly Robert Half Salary Guide is important?
For those who are currently employed, it’s a great way to benchmark your current pay vs. the market. If you want to ask for a raise and you know you’re getting paid under market value, it’s a tool you can use in negotiation.
For job seekers, it will help set your expectations during your job search.
What level of expertise will this help?
Really, it’s for people under C-Suite Level.
How can the guide benefit employers?
You need to align your strategic plan with your workforce budgets. Can you afford your plan? Market salary knowledge can expose flaws in projections and help you build in realistic expenditure estimates for your growth goals.
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