Sometimes managers just get it wrong. In this case, the Chief Operating Officer of a DC consultancy doesn't get it. He can't find employees and it's his own fault.
I posted a
news story today about a Washington DC IT Consultancy.
In it the COO lamented not being able to find employees - for 10-20% BELOW market! AND he wonders why he has a hard time filling vacancies.
I'd like to hire employees 10-20% below market - but I won't. People eventually find out what they're worth and at best feel cheated. Besides it just isn't right. My mother and father taught me right from wrong a long time ago. Maybe a few other execs should remember what the were taught when they were just a kid - "play fair."