Re: STC Salary data collection

Subject: Re: STC Salary data collection
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "John Rosberg" <jrosberg -at- interwoven -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 09:35:28 -0500

> Good idea, in and of itself -- after speaking with a number of HR folks
> and hiring managers, I found that few (who are not Tech Comm pros
> themselves) knew of the STC, and all felt they had access the what they
> considered reliable salary data through other means (Radford, et al).
> The Society's Survey may be very useful as an industry specific digest
> of information, but the potential for STC data to move company pay
> grades one way or the other is, in my opinion and experience, small.

This is precicely why I was surprised that we now have a paid-for
salary database model above and beyond the free offering. Given that
the STC is not a known credible source for technical
communication-related salary information, I would think that even that
paid-for offering is still just a "nice to have" and not anything that
carries any significant weight with HR and other hiring organizations
and personnel.

What is the STC doing to correct this perception, or will the
perception remain and the STC position the new paid-for model as a
nice-to-have offering that provides more inconclusive information
about techcomm salaries than the free inconclusive offering?

Bill Swallow
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Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
STC Single-Sourcing SIG Manager

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