Complete Guide to Human Resources Job Negotiations

Navigation Behavioral Consulting - Ashburn, VA 3.3

Five to ten years’ experience in a human resources generalist function including but not limited to: Conducts exit interviews and creates effective retention…

Estimated: $71,000 - $100,000 a year

Loudoun County Public Schools - Ashburn, VA 4.1

The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Talent Development is responsible for developing and implementing a human resources strategy in support of…

$190,000 a year

Remote - Remote 4.6

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field. Master’s degree in Human Resources or a related field. HR Leaders and/or HR Partners.

Estimated: $78,000 - $100,000 a year

Astreya - Remote 

Support employee life cycle from onboarding to termination, including conducting exit interviews. Target markets we'd like to hire include:

Estimated: $78,000 - $100,000 a year

Marriott International, Inc - Dulles, VA 4.1

Coordinate and conduct applicant drug screens, reference checks, background checks, motor vehicle checks, and social security number verification.

$22 an hour

Satair - Ashburn, VA 4.0

With more than USD 1.4 bn in revenue, Satair Group is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus SAS and a world leader in sales and distribution of spare parts…

Estimated: $83,000 - $110,000 a year

US Department of the Interior - Reston, VA 4.2

Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

$83,000 - $110,000 a year

Disney Cruise Line - United States 4.4

All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Knowledge of Fidelio and/or SAP a plus.

Estimated: $62,000 - $82,000 a year

Avantor - Leesburg, VA 3.2

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or…

Estimated: $73,000 - $97,000 a year


Technica is seeking an experienced Human Resource (HR) Director to oversee all HR and Recruiting functions in our company.

Estimated: $93,000 - $120,000 a year

Unison - Dulles, VA 3.9

4+ years’ experience overseeing Benefits and HRIS systems required, ADP Workforce Now preferred. Assist in identifying and implementing Human Resources Programs…

Estimated: $70,000 - $93,000 a year

Potomac Falls Health and Rehab - Sterling, VA 

Coordinate and manage the onboarding process of all new hires including post-offer/pre-employment screening (reference checks, drug tests, criminal history…

Estimated: $36,000 - $48,000 a year

Guilford County Government - Greensboro, NC 3.3

SPHR, PHR, IPMA-CP, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP certification or be willing to obtain certification upon hire. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS.

$110,000 - $160,000 a year

Frisco Independent School District - Frisco, TX 

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours. Pamela Linton_, Chief Human Resources Officer *Date*: Human Resources related experience in public education preferred.

$79,000 a year

Cofense Inc. - Leesburg, VA 3.4

Responsible for monitoring new hire candidates’ background checks of assigned business units through completion. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.

Estimated: $59,000 - $79,000 a year Services, Inc. - Herndon, VA 3.6

We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Human Resources team as a Human Resources Leader for World Wide Public Sector (WWPS) Sales.

Estimated: $71,000 - $99,000 a year

US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations - Herndon, VA 4.5

To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer. Credit Score must be at least 500.

$83,000 - $110,000 a year

Commonwealth Health & Rehab Center - Sterling, VA 

Coordinate and manage the onboarding process of all new hires including post-offer/pre-employment screening (reference checks, drug tests, criminal history…

Estimated: $34,000 - $44,000 a year

The Plaza Assisted Living - Remote 3.8

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for providing human resources support to the Director of Human Resources and the Plaza communities.

Estimated: $38,000 - $52,000 a year

Guernsey, Inc. - Dulles, VA 

Experience – five plus years of human resource management. Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS word, Excel, Power Point,…

Estimated: $69,000 - $97,000 a year

Complete Guide to Human Resources Job Negotiations

Negotiating is key to getting your ideal HR job. This guide to job negotiation for human resources jobs will help you get the best deal.

What is a negotiation?

A human resources negotiation is all about getting the job that best suits your needs. It is normally a conversation between you and supervisors or hiring managers, and you may discuss things like a higher salary, increased responsibilities or other job perks.

A new offer is a traditional time to negotiate for everything you want at your human resources job. The most important negotiation will be for your salary. This is normally an annual salary, though some HR jobs do have hourly positions. Depending on your needs, you might want to also discuss the start date, vacation policy and other benefits. You usually do not need to negotiate a commission since human resources jobs are not commission-based.

A promotion is a time to rethink your current deal with your organization. Be sure to renegotiate your salary and ask about benefits like health insurance, vacation time or remote working opportunities. Negotiations should include a discussion of what new responsibilities will be added to your current duties. As a human resources worker, you will have a big advantage in these negotiations since you have had time to learn all about potential benefits with the company after your time working with them.

If your company wants to relocate you to a different office, you are able to negotiate. Most relocation negotiations center around the company paying costs for moving, finding a new home, and selling your old one. You can also discuss when you will start and what your salary will be at the new job.

If you are fired, you can use your HR knowledge to negotiate a very beneficial severance package. Most negotiations will center around the amount of compensation and how long you will continue to work, but other things like nondisclosure agreements, continuing health insurance, stock options or payment for unused sick days may also be involved.

If you are retiring after a long career as an HR worker, be sure to negotiate a favorable deal. You can ask for things like a faster end date, a nice compensation package, early payout of your pension and continuing health insurance.

Tips on negotiation

Here are some great tips for how you can negotiate on common types of negotiation scenarios.

  • New offer — Do your research and know what comparable HR jobs pay. Bring up your desirable salary range, with a bottom figure that is your bare minimum and a top figure that is about 15 percent more than you plan to get. Remain confident and show you know your worth.
  • Promotion — Remember to use the mediation skills you already have from your job to come up with creative solutions like deferred salary boosts.
  • Relocation — Take advantage of the fact that your position in HR means you know what the company usually offers as a relocation package.
  • Severance — Acknowledge any issues that led to the severance once to bring up the elephant in the room, then move on to explore solutions to these problems.
  • Retirement — Make sure you know all your alternatives, so you can offer reasonable suggestions if your initial request is turned down. For example, you might not be able to get continuing health insurance, but maybe they will contribute to a health savings account for you.

Common mistakes during negotiation

To finish up our guide to human resources job negotiations, here are some common mistakes you need to avoid making.

  • New offer — Never make the mistake of being rude and confrontational. Remember you are going to be working at the company, so you want to negotiate a mutually beneficial arrangement that puts you on good terms with your coworkers.
  • Promotion — Avoid lying about or overstating your skills or ability to handle certain difficult human resources responsibilities.
  • Relocation — A typical problem arises from not reading the fine print in a relocation agreement. Check carefully to see if things like gas for your moving truck is covered in the negotiation.
  • Severance — The most common issue is being rude, angry, or hurt because you did not want to leave your human resource job. Try to avoid letting hurt feelings get in the way of your negotiating.
  • Retirement — Don't be afraid to ask about ongoing benefits like health insurance, life insurance, pensions, and auto insurance for after you retire. As a human resources worker, it should be easy for you to find out if the company usually gives these perks.