Developer employee cheatsheet: WTF is Salary Benchmarking?

It’s time to do my team’s annual salary review. I have been given a chunk of money I can distribute through the team and it’s up to me how much each person actually gets. I’ve got a spreadsheet to fill out. Against everybody I have the basics you’d expect: Name Job title Current salary If … Continue reading Developer employee cheatsheet: WTF is Salary Benchmarking?

Counter offers can be great, be wary of recruiters suggesting otherwise

Aims of recruiters are not always well aligned with the aims of the people they’re trying to find jobs for. A particularly egregious example of this is recruiters writing opinion pieces on why you should never accept a counter-offer — that is, your original employer offering to match (or better) the salary somewhere else has … Continue reading Counter offers can be great, be wary of recruiters suggesting otherwise

Who cares if developers want to get paid more?

Nobody cares as much as you do about your salary. One reason I like to stress to developers that they should understand how the mechanics of interviews work is so that they understand the motivations of all the players, especially when it comes to salary — who doesn’t want to know how to get paid … Continue reading Who cares if developers want to get paid more?