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Leveling the Paying Field

Read this title carefully. It’s not about the “playing” field as in the old phrase. Instead, it’s a disruptive idea for ways to fairly and equitably decide on compensation for your employees.

The idea came from my long-time friend and colleague, Rick Gillis. The title is actually the title of his latest book. It releases TODAY!

Rick Gillis has been sharing techniques to maximize and manage careers with audiences for over two decades. In Leveling the Paying Field Rick has created an all-new category in performance measurement. This book is the sum of Rick’s varied and colorful career in sales and as a counselor, author, speaker, award-winning media host, and now, as an indisputable thought leader. Visit RickGillis.com to learn more.

If you suspect you are not being paid fairly, Leveling the Paying Field, A Groundbreaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay, by noted career expert Rick Gillis offers you an all-new, simple to use, performance metric that truly levels the “paying” field.

After more than twenty years in the job search and career advancement field and having worked with thousands of clients across the US and beyond, Rick has now created the QTNT® Personal Value Calculation process to help workers, and their employers, identify and assign value to individual job performance and accomplishment in a manner never seen before now.

The result of this groundbreaking method is that not only will equal pay for equal work finally be realized, but even better, proper pay for outstanding performance is now the new normal.

Back Story

I’ve had the privilege to be alongside Rick throughout most of his 20 years developing the ideas he shares in the book. Rick was a strong supporter of the non-profit I created in 2009 to assist people who were at a career crossroads. 2008 was the Great Recession in our economy.

People who never had to search for a job were being released by their employers after 10, 15 or 20 years of experience. Rick and I teamed up to create what eventually became my STRIVE Model, a roadmap for effective job search success. Over 4,500 workers of all job grades used this model and found great success.

Rick and I explored ideas for better ways employees could express their value to prospective employers. We knew that any candidate well prepared to answer the interviewer’s question “Why should we hire you?” would be the likely winner. We also knew that at the core of that answer must be a solid value proposition.

As Rick always said, “Hiring is not about selection, but elimination.” Interviewers are at first eliminating people before they really turn to select a candidate. Further, we believed that if a candidate could effectively express their worth to a company, they could better land new jobs or advance careers inside the company.

Fast forward to today, Rick’s new book “Leveling the paying Field, A Groundbreaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay” puts all of that together.

Kirkus Reviews, an independent reviewer of new books, has said,

“Gillis provides readers with a broad array of ways for supervisors and workers to come to an equitable calculation of how much actual value each employee generates for the company. The long experience the author brings to the subject is obvious on every page; he comes across continuously as workers’ tireless cheerleader. Every employee in the world has commercial value, he insists, and in these brightly written pages, he seeks to help them all make the most of that worth.

“An infectiously evenhanded, useful approach to assessing fairer pay.”

The book releases today and will be available at popular booksellers everywhere.

If you or someone you know has struggled with career transition and job opportunity, this book is a winner. Or, if you are an employer, you need to know what Rick has said about the commercial worth of each of your employees.

I promise this is a game changer.

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