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CEO at MootUp
The Power of Acquisitions
This article outlines the steps taken to acquire businesses, customers, content, and users. It emphasizes the importance of research, sending emails, asking business questions, and building relationships. It also encourages CEOs to look for other points of leverage besides money when making acquisitions.
CEO at Pilot
Why I Made My Company’s Compensation More Structured
Pilot has implemented a new compensation process that eliminates negotiation components and rewards employees based on their skills. The company has also taken steps to ensure that employees are not discriminated against based on their location, by benchmarking salaries to the most expensive country they are comfortable hiring in. The key lesson learned is to focus on creating a fair compensation scheme that does not rely on negotiation skills.
Sr Director of Engineering at Carta
Convincing your executives to increase their hiring budget
This article discusses the challenge of hiring a full backend developer with at least five years of experience. The author had to convince their executives to increase the budget in order to hire a top-notch engineer, and they gathered data to demonstrate that a small budget would result in a loss for the company. They also compared their company's salary to the market price and found that they were offering much lower than the competition. After a month of convincing, the executives agreed to increase the budget, but the perfect candidate had already declined the offer. The author's advice is to bring a lot of data and present it in a way that executives will understand.
Vice President of Engineering at Okta, Inc.
Constant collaboration between Product Management & Engineering
This article discusses a problem faced by one company where Product Management and Engineering were in constant conflict due to misalignment of deliverables. The author, a Director of Engineering, implemented rules of engagement, chunking down and chunking up models, and invited Product Managers to Engineering meetings to help resolve disagreements. The article also highlights the importance of building trust between Project Management and Engineering to ensure smoother delivery and more effective negotiation.
Sr. Manager, Capacity Engineering & Analysis
Discussing Pay Compensation
This article discusses how to approach a conversation about earning more money. It suggests researching the company's compensation authority, providing a list of accomplishments, and comparing market salaries to demonstrate why a raise is deserved. It also suggests being honest about other offers and emphasizing the value of staying with the current company. The article emphasizes the importance of making noise and letting the manager know that compensation is important.
Head of Quality at Rocket Lawyer
Teaching leadership through influence
As a team leader, the author identified four engineers with potential for leadership and used a simple task - organizing a team lunch - to teach them leadership through influence. After the team lunch, the author had a post-mortem with the engineer and two of the four engineers have since moved up to manager level. This experience has taught the author that leading through influence is more challenging than leading through authority, but can be effectively taught through simple tasks.
CTO / Founder at Divvy Homes
Go beyond salary to build up a complete job offer that candidates won’t decline
This article provides advice on how to handle salary negotiations. It suggests paying a fair wage based on experience, title, company stage, country, and city. It also suggests taking the time to understand what motivates the candidate and what they are looking for in a job, and then building an offer that includes a fair salary, equity, career opportunities, and learning opportunities. The article emphasizes that people should not be hired for cash, as they will likely leave soon after.
VP of Engineering at Layer
Eight Proven Tactics for Salary Negotiations
This article provides eight tactics for negotiating salary, such as making sure your agenda is clear, doing research to understand your market value and position within the company, and using body language and non-verbal cues. It also encourages people to find common ground with their boss, be flexible, and use the "Powerlessness" and "No" cards when necessary. Lastly, it advises to not use precise numbers and to be the first to mention a number when negotiating.
Software Architect; ex-Engineering Director at Inditex
Mentors New Leaders, expertise in SDLC in different industries as videogame or ecommerce.
Director of Engineering, Test at BlackLine Systems, Inc.
Quality Engineering technical leader.
Professional coach & consultant in Leadership and Digital Transformation at Veepee
ex VP of Engineering & VP Products @ Veepee
VP Engineering at Akeneo
CTO at Virgin Pulse
Software Executive | Strategy | Vision | M&A | Transformation | B2B | SaaS
Staff II Frontend Engineer at Remote
Turning ideas into experiences remotely. Ex-team-manager
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