Prevent Discrimination in Hiring│Lesson 7 / 7

Make a Fair Salary Offer

8 Min

When you’re ready to hire,

make sure the salary you offer

and any salary negotiations are

fair and legally sound.

Here are three tips to help you make fair salary proposals:

1. Create consistent criteria for a position

2. Determine how to approach negotiations

3. Maintain documentation

TO RECAP:


1. Create consistent criteria for a position

2. Determine how to approach negotiations

3. Maintain documentation

To get what you want from the hiring process, be attentive to helping the candidate get what they want from the hiring process.


If you want them to accept your job offer, keep your focus on being fair.

Let's practice!

Timothy has made his decision to bring Shirley on board and sends her his initial salary offer. She negotiates but it’s above the range Timothy has allocated for the position, and he can’t accept her counteroffer. What should Timothy do?

Quiz 1 of 1

What should Timothy do during his salary negotiation with Shirley?

a
Explain the other benefits of the position and how raises are distributed.
b
Reject her counteroffer.
c
Accept her counteroffer.
d
Retract his initial offer and find a different candidate who will take the offer.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP:

Take a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see the industry standard salary for the role you’re looking to fill.

How does the industry standard stack up against what your company sets the salary at?

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