By Rich Figel
Yesterday's post on employers asking candidates about their salary histories got some interesting responses from a job hunter and two staffing firm owners (click on Comments to read them). But it raises another question: are employers using the weak job market to intentionally low-ball salaries when hiring new workers?
Signe Godfrey, president of Olsten Staffing, says business owners have to be more frugal and cautious in what they're paying new hires. I get that. However, I also understand why an employee would jump ship if they got a higher-paying offer for the same type of job -- especially if the current employer won't ante up to retain good workers. Then it becomes a lose-lose situation for the agency that placed the job candidate, the company that hired the person, and the employee who gets a bad rep for job-hopping.
Anyhow, that thread was sparked by a reader who sent me a personal email suggesting the salary topic. I love getting emails, but please feel free to post your own ideas for this blog in the Comments section!
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