Complete Guide toHuman Resources Job Negotiations

0020 Capital Women's Care - Fulton, MD 

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as the first point of contact for coordination employee relations issues, new hire…

Fauquier County Government - Warrenton, VA 

The Fauquier County Human Resources Department is seeking an HR Generalist for the School Division and County Government. 457(B) individual retirement plan.

$20.92 - $37.03 an hour
FYI-For Your Information, Inc. - Arlington, VA 3.0

Opportunity to work remotely (per contract requirements). The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for performing a full range of technical and…

$68,000 - $78,000 a year
AllTransPack, Inc - Sterling, VA 

O Manages staff PTO requests and tracks employee hours and overtime. O Coordinates and conducts initial interviews, drug screening, reference and criminal…

$22 - $26 an hour
Peraton - Chantilly, VA 3.2

A minimum eight (8) years of overall experience in human resources management. The sites are staffed and managed to support the collection of biometric and…

Employment Enterprises - McLean, VA 4.2

Collects and analyzes HR data, and then makes recommendations to management. Administers human resources policies and procedures that cover two or more…

$30 - $34 an hour
L2T - Herndon, VA 

Conduct new hire orientation, provide benefits briefing, assist with and track enrollment progress using Benetrac system. Holiday parties and networking events.

Estimated: $58,000 - $85,000 a year
Causal - Remote 

Support the recruitment function by coordinating with agency recruiters, scheduling interviews, writing job descriptions, supporting outreach efforts, and…

Estimated: $47,000 - $66,000 a year
Booz Allen Hamilton - McLean, VA 3.9

Ability to greet new hires on day one of orientation in person or virtually if starting remotely. Support the coordination and facilitation of all aspects of…

TRESUME - Ashburn, VA 

Design and post ads on various job portals and social media platform. Craft recruiting emails to attract passive candidates. 0-1 yr relevent experience.

$30,000 - $40,000 a year
Ascension - Remote 

*Ascension's Fall 2022 Virtual Hiring Event* As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension offers you choices when it…

Grammarly, Inc. - Remote 4.6

Coordinate day-to-day benefits processing, including employee questions, new-hire enrollments, life events, and terminations.

$94,000 - $192,000 a year - Remote 

You'll get full Health/Dental/Vision Insurance coverage (plus 75% of Spouse/Family coverage too), 401(k) with generous matching, 11 Company Holidays per year,…

Estimated: $66,000 - $92,000 a year
Comfort Keepers - Sterling, VA 3.6

Desirable to have a minimum of two (2) years of related experience in a human resources and/or supervisory capacity. High School diploma or GED required.

$50,000 - $60,000 a year
QSR International - Remote 4.2

Coordinate all employee agreements and other new hire (or acquisition-hire) paperwork. Coordinate the onboarding process and facilitate orientation for new…

Estimated: $46,000 - $64,000 a year

You’ll ensure the necessary support is also provided to commanders across all branches. You’ll be trained in document preparation, drafting requests, and…

$25,575 - $100,695 a year
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - Washington, DC 3.6

Court Name/Organization: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Location: Washington, DC Opening and Closing Dates: 09/02/2022 - 09/26/2022 Appointment Type…

$74,950 a year
REI Systems - Sterling, VA 3.7

Drive talent acquisition including sourcing, screening, conducting interviews supporting REI’s recruiting life cycle to meet corporate and team goals.

Estimated: $72,000 - $98,000 a year

Complete Guide toHuman 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.