How to Negotiate Like a Scout: Be Prepared!

Be Prepared

 When Robert Barden-Powell, the founder of Scouts was asked the question,“Prepared for what?”he replied, “Why, for any old thing,”  Successful pay negotiations is a perfect time to be like Barden-Powell and be prepared for anything.Preparedness begins with thoroughly and as objectively as possible doing your research.Know what you are worth.Know the market value of your … Continue reading How to Negotiate Like a Scout: Be Prepared!

How to negotiate like a man: Step one Just do it!

I knew that opening might ruffle some feathers. It is a tad sexist. Unfortunately, the reality is, #MenDoItBetter when it comes to wage negotiations. A recent USA study shows that only 7% of women attempt to negotiate pay and conditions compared to 57% of men.  Local studies show more NZ women negotiate but local men … Continue reading How to negotiate like a man: Step one Just do it!

Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Your company reputation should be a consideration in every aspect of your business. Many stories, from clients and acquaintances, tells us that there are lots of companies giving no thought to protecting their reputation when recruiting. If disorganised, incompetent, dishonest, stupid, or bullying is how you want your company to be known all you need … Continue reading Recruiters, what message are you sending? Real-life horror stories.

Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter

The world has no shortage of advice. A quick google search will find you a million tips on interviewing: some of which is good advice some ... not so much.  No harm in checking it out and seeing what will work for you.  However do remember these barefoot basics: Aim with precision At the risk … Continue reading Interviewing – Tips from the Barefoot Recruiter