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Stacey Hawley, Salary and Compensation Expert

Stacey Hawley

Stacey Hawley is a leading compensation consultant, career coach, and author. She has spent over two decades developing solutions that allowed others to develop and nurture their careers.

As a published author, speaker and career coach, she leverages her background as a compensation expert to help her clients understand the compensation process and how to negotiate the best offer.

Throughout her 20+ years as a consultant, Stacey has acted as a Board advisor, career coach and salary and compensation expert. After graduating from Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations Program, Stacey launched her consulting career with the leading global HR consulting firm - Willis Towers Watson - in their world-renowned compensation practice where she advised F50 companies to high profile nonprofit organizations.

In addition to these companies, Stacey still consults with various small and mid-cap firms and not-for profit organizations. To complement her education, Stacey received her MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business while working full time at Towers Watson.

During her consulting career, she has served clients in a variety of industries - from Fortune 50 to pre-IPO’s – at all stages of growth. Stacey’s work in compensation includes an array of compensation projects: compensation analyses, base salary structure design, base salary management and administration, annual and long-term incentive design, job evaluation, performance management, career development, Board of Directors’ pay, severance, retention, and change-in-control issues and CEO and Board of Director performance evaluations.

Her passion for helping individuals earn more money blossomed while at Towers. Stacey partnered with successful HR and business executives from all over the world, observing how they developed and nurtured their own careers, including their compensation. In 2011, she launched her own business to pursue her passions for helping individuals succeed professionally. She leverages her unique background to provide compensation and workforce transition consulting services to various consulting firms throughout the country.

Stacey has written a book exclusively for women on how to maximize their compensation. The book – Rise to the Top: How Women Can Leverage Their Professional Persona to Earn More – was published by Career Press in September 2014. Stacey was invited to author a chapter on female Board membership for the Professional Women’s Network. The book: The Female Leader: Empowerment, Confidence & Passion was published in February 2014.

As a published author, Stacey has written several books to help people understand everything that could - or should - be in their compensation packages and the most effective strategies for discussing compensation throughout their career. Her latest book – 5 Steps to Negotiate the Best Offer – is currently available on Amazon.

Find Stacey on LinkedIn, Twitter, or her Blog.

Articles by Stacey Hawley

Successful Job Offer Negotiation

  • Avoid a New Job Disaster: Get a Job Offer Letter!
    After networking, interviewing, and receiving an offer, the thought of another employment hurdle seems incredible. You negotiated, confirmed key terms, and, most importantly, trust the people you have met. You are ready to update your LinkedIn profile and start working. However, one more hurdle exists: reviewing and accepting the written job offer. This may seem obvious and ALMOST like an unnecessary formality. After all, you negotiated all the terms – or so you thought – and are ready to start work.
  • 3 Disastrous Job Offer Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid
    Most people think the biggest negotiating mistake they make is NOT negotiating. But, that simply is not true. Why? You still have the offer, the role, and the opportunity if you do not negotiate. Potentially leaving money on the table might be a "mistake." but it is not the worst mistake you could make. People make even bigger mistakes while negotiating that lead to offers being reconsidered or -- worse -- rescinded.
  • Very Important Elements of Your Compensation Negotiation
    People -- and rightly so -- focus on base salary when thinking about a new job or even a promotion. "Base salary" is the driving force behind a total compensation package. For example, the higher the base salary, the higher the bonus, and the greater the future income. These different elements can really add up. Quickly. What some people forget is very important: Base salary isn't the only force impacting total compensation.
  • What to Expect in a Job Offer
    After receiving a job offer, most people gloss over the actual details. Caution: Be sure that the offer is in writing, preferably on the employer's letterhead, or it is easy for an employer to deny/forget. The excitement of having a job overshadows the time it takes to carefully review and consider an offer. The job offer is often the first step in the negotiation process, and, likely, is not the final offer.
  • 5 Steps to Negotiate the Best Job Offer
    nterviewing for a new role causes a barrel of emotions for many people. From making the right impression to sharing the right answers to selecting the right company -- interviewing can be very stressful. As if interviewing isn't stressful enough, the more stressful part of the job search often comes next -- negotiating the offer.

Salary and Compensation

  • Guide to Salary and Compensation
    Pay, salary, compensation….all these words are synonymous for how we value ourselves. How companies reward or pay us equates to how successful we feel. Because pay is much more – so much more – than just salary, understanding everything involved in terms of compensation can amount to big dollars, better benefits, less stress, and reduced risk.
  • Should You Accept a Promotion Without a Raise?
    Congratulations! You are being promoted. Receiving a promotion is a big deal -- a very big deal. Promotions mean more responsibility, new challenges, and an inherent recognition of an employee's abilities and potential. But what about the raise? Promotions are a means to an end -- the way up the career ladder.

COVID-19 Job Search

  • 5 Steps to Successful Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Hundreds of thousands of employees have been furloughed or laid off as all non-essential businesses shut down and most businesses just slow down. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed. With the nationwide rate many times higher than a "normal" 4%, it seems like everyone is scrambling to find a job. Securing a new job during a global pandemic feels like the proverbial searching for a needle in a haystack.

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Stacey Hawley is a salary and compensation consultant and career coach. She helps companies reward and recognize their people effectively and helps individuals like you earn more money. You can connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, or via her website.
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