35. How TA can influence the compensation and benefits discussions
In todays episode Bas, Sofia and Marlies talk about compensation and benefits. Not complaining about it as TA usually does, but talking about the things we can influence as TA professionals. The article that led to this podcast is a Substack newsletter bij Andre Nader who explains how equity compensation has fallen for the Faang / Maang companies and how that makes hiring more difficult. thing we realise is that compensation in equity is very different from where you are located and the fiscal regime that comes with it. Also the national attitudes to bonuses and equity is very different and that needs to be taken into account and as a TA professional you need to understand the attitude to flexible compensation and adjust your sell on it. Great examples from Marlies is that at one of her former employers they gave the choice to the recruit. The recruit was able to choose between how much fixed and how much equity an employee would get. Marlies also gives great examples that part of the selling is explaining the total comp and make it very visible. Especially with international hires you need to explain everything, not just the money. An episode full of examples of selling the compensation in a way of story telling to candidates.