Here at Eagle Headhunters we are focused on getting the best people in the market for our clients whatever the nature of the role be it sales, marketing, finance, operations etc. At every client meeting we are keen to impress upon the client that we will be approaching the top performers and as such they will be comfortable in their current role and company where they are achieving and are highly valued. With this in mind if our client wants to attract the best then they have to be offering something compelling.
Aside from the actual nature of the job itself and the career path attached to it, the obvious pull is the salary package. Obviously different components matter to different people and there are very different scenarios for different roles. For example a sales person can be more much more worried about the kind of car or car allowance they receive than the HR Manager, equally an accountant will be typically more concerned about the pension and healthcare.
However whilst these examples are important to think about for the specific individual, the basic salary is how people define the package and what is most important no matter what the role. We are constantly told by clients that a sales person should be more concerned with the earnings potential than the basic and I agree that is how it should be but that is not how people are geared. We have come across people earning over £200k with a £25k basic and they are always trying to improve their basic salary. Whether it is kudos, personal pride or the fact that their best Microgaming casino reviews bonus is not calculated for mortgage purposes is really superfluous, the basic salary matters and as such in order to get the best candidate you usually have to pay more than your competitors.