Positive dialogue between tourist guides and the Ministry of Tourism

first_imgA meeting of representatives of tourist guides and Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli was held at the Ministry of Tourism to discuss constructively the issue of foreign tourist guides and EU directives, ie how to protect domestic tourist guides and open the market to tourist guides from EU countries.The common conclusion of the meeting is that foreign guides working in Croatia must also, like domestic tourist guides, pass the exam for guiding in protected localities. “I agree with our guides that the parties must also pass the exams, so today we agreed that in the next ten days we will jointly come to some kind of document that we will try to solve.Said CappelliThe position of tourist guides was unanimous in the context of maintaining county licenses, while the Minister gave full support in order to protect the profession as much as possible, in relation to the expectations of the EU towards the Republic of Croatia. Also, as Trutanić points out, Minister Cappelli said that the Ministry will benefit from the knowledge that some of the guides have about international and European law, in order to better protect Croatian heritage and identity, which our profession represents to foreign tourists in the first place. “There was also talk of an educational curriculum for guides and escorts, where quality would be raised, and the rest within the required EU standards. Colleague Bakija from Zadar gave a presentation of a two-year education program that would keep the general, special and practical part of the exam, and education would be related to public higher education institutions, which would have a positive impact on combating inflation of guides.”Points out Nikica Trutanić, tourist guideA positive example of Cyprus was also presented, which successfully protected localities and local guides, giving EU colleagues access to their market. “We also encountered a positive reaction from the Minister and his team, which formed a working group to draft a new law and regulations, which included colleagues Nuić, Penić, Talijan, Sučić, Miškulin, colleagues Bakija and Sjekavica (as representatives of all present at today’s meeting). meeting) and 3-4 representatives of the Ministry.”Concludes TrutanićIn this way, Minister Cappelli should be commended for his concern for the profession, for being open to dialogue and for proactively receiving tourist guides immediately for a constructive and well-argued discussion on current issues. This should be normal, but unfortunately so far it has not been such a practice, but the rule was “Who is stronger and closer to the fire”.The first meeting of the working group has already been scheduled, which will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Ministry of Tourism.last_img read more

Take two, Bruce still has it

first_img1st Peter Henderson (16) 41pts2nd Bruce Tollitt (18) 33pts3rd James Savage (23) 32pts4th Damien Trant (11) 32ptsSecond place on Wednesday and two 2’s during the week for Bruce Tollitt.2’s:  Trevor Locish, Peter Henderson, Bruce TollittFriday, May 6, Green Valley – StablefordA large group of 25 players enabled us to have two divisions on Friday at our home course of Green Valley.  Scores were generally high with Jeff North topping the premier flight on 40 points and Ben Findon going even better and taking out the B Flight with 42.A Flight1st Jeff North (10) 40pts2nd Alan Laurie (13) 39pts3rd Mike Phillips (12) 38ptsB Flight1st Ben Findon (17) 42pts2nd Mick OMeara (21) 37pts3rd Peter Henderson (16) 37pts2’s: Jeff North, Mike Phillips, Kevin Fletcher, Bruce Tollitt. PSC golf from The CaddyshackWednesday, May 4, Bangpra – StablefordA round dozen players at Bangpra on Wednesday and Peter Henderson stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field with a fine 41 points.  Eight back in second spot was Bruce Tollitt, just the one ahead of a count-back for third between James Savage and Damian Trant. last_img read more

Thousands flock to Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2015

first_imgYachts ranging from the merely expensive to utterly unaffordable sailed into view for local residents and tourists when the Ocean Marina Boat Show set sail for the fourth year in Pattaya. Ocean Property Group expected 7,000 to have attended the four-day show once it ended on Nov. 29.Spread over 14,000 square meters, the show showcased more than 100 exhibitors from many of the world’s leading boating and luxury goods brands.  Among them were Princess Yachts Southeast Asia, the leading British yacht brand; and Simpson Marine New Series, Asia’s leading yacht dealer and exclusive dealer for some of Europe’s most desired yacht brands, including Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau and Lagoon.Rattanachai Sutidechanai, chairman of the Tourism and Culture Council Pattaya, Wisanu Chareonsin, deputy governor of Products and Tourism (TAT Thailand), Dr. Teerachai Phipitsopapol, Managing Director of Ocean Properties, Paweena Bamroongrot, director of Miss International Thailand, Professor Chawanee Thongroj, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Sulada Saruthirawan, director of TAT Pattaya, organizers of the Boat Show and Noraset Sritapatso, district chief of Sattahip, attend the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pattaya Boat Show on Thursday, November 26. One of the highlights of the show was the debut of the Ocean Emerald, one of the only four luxury yachts in the world created by architect Lord Norman Foster.Princess Yachts and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE showed off their new craft, as did Azimut and Bakri Cono with its Heliotrope, a solar-powered luxury yacht.Pattaya is fast earning a reputation as a tropical sailing paradise for luxury yacht owners.Visitors to the show also were able to test boats and participate in activities, including yachting, paddle-boarding, kayaking, Jet skiing and fishing.  They also savored food and drink selections while enjoying music in the park by the sea.The maritime event also featured a display of supercars, superbikes and luxury real estate.Crowds flock to Ocean Marina in Na Jomtien on the opening day of the Boat Show.Chawanee Thongroj of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports said the show was expected to stimulate tourism as well as the marine industry and related businesses, such as boat-building, sales, charters, boat parts sales, services, watersports and marina-based property sales.Pattaya, he said, is ideal for people who like to spend their time on the water.  The city is a leading ocean resort at the heart of a vibrant luxury yacht market.The show exhibited a wide range of motorized yachts and sailing craft.Scott Finsten, harbormaster at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, said the event also played host to the Suzuki & Shimano International Fishing Tournament and Boat & Yacht Thai Conference 2015.Ocean Emerald (rear), one of only four luxury yachts in the world created by famed British architect Norman Foster.The show also exhibited a collection of stunning supercars.last_img read more

Carlos Kameni analyses Ter Stegen and Keylor Navas for SPORT

first_imgMarc-Andre ter Stegen and Keylor Navas represent two models of different types of goalkeeper. The style of the German has nothing to do with that of the Costa-Rican. However one thing unites them—they keep net for huge teams and are accustomed to play games in which they may only have to intervene four or five times.  29/11/2016 Upd. on 30/11/2016 at 04:01 CET Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela’s dig at Barcelona’s MSN Of course Barcelona and Madrid always have two great goalkeepers defending their goals. Each one in their own way, but both of international quality. Both arrive at the Clasico after a season where they have ‘moved’ a bit. Ter Stegen has become the regular starter after Claudio Bravo left, while Keylor suffered an injury which kept him out for various weeks. But now they are incontestable in their sides.  Kameni analiza a los porteros del clásico: ter Stegen – Navas, dos estilos opuestos In contrast to Ter Stegen, Keylor is a goalkeeper with amazing reflexes. He has shown enormous agility between the sticks, capable of reacting in extreme situations. He is one of those goalkeepers who can save a shot in any moment with any part of his body.  TER STEGEN: MASTER WITH HIS FEET This is a detail that can pass unnoticed but in the end is very important. Players like Ter Stegen have to accustom themselves to going minutes without participating in the play at all and when they are involved it could be because of a clear threat on their goal. And this demands mental strength and sober mindedness, which is what he has shown. Keylor seems to have a slight advantage. Madrid are playing better and their defence is secure. Meanwhile Barcelona are not as firm as in other seasons and the team has let in more goals, and the defence has suffered various injury absences. But this counts for little in games like the Clasico. They are clashes that are decided by small details and the goalkeepers are key.  From my point of view what he needs to improve at is his aerial work. Ter Stegen does not dominate. However you have to take into account that currently, given the size of centre-backs, few goalkeepers do deal with the crosses and balls in. IN SPORT.ES Between the sticks he is what you would say is a sober goalkeeper, in that he does what he needs to to save the ball, without over-the-top moves. In terms of reflexes he is not especially gifted, he is not a cat with amazing reactions, using his hands and feet to make saves nobody thought he could make. But he is very solid in these aspects. KEYLOR NAVAS: AMAZING REFLEXES RELATED STORIES Navas is used to being well protected, knowing that few teams will have the opportunity to step foot in Madrid’s area, and in many cases will try their shots from some distance. It’s not easy to play against or get many shots against a Madrid goalkeeper. Keylor does not do as well when it comes from moving the ball out from the back. He’s not a goalkeeper who commits huge errors, imprecisions with passing, but he doesn’t do as well as Ter Stegen and prefers to hit the ball long instead of taking unnecessary risks. Carlos Kameni What you notice most at first is how easy it is for him to move the ball with his feet. He shows a security that you see very little in a goalkeeper. He has great precision that any other player on the pitch would like and with both feet too. The second grand virtue is his ability one on one. He knows how to bear the rival until the last moment, going to ground many times when the attacker has chosen his path and Ter Stegen can work out where the ball will go. This second more or less makes the difference, making the opponent nervous and the goal smaller, and himself bigger. last_img read more

Roma push to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez

first_img La Roma acelera por el fichaje de Mahrez Roma could be Riyad Mahrez’s destination after he asked Leicester to let him leave. He was contacted by representatives of the Italian club to find out his disposition regarding a move to the country’s capital.  According to Premium Sport, Roma have agreed a deal with Leicester for the winger. He travelled to Austria for the club’s pre-season tour under Craig Shakespeare, who said that Mahrez “has a contract and should behave like a professional”.  Jordi Blanco In Italy they say Monchi believes he is the ideal replacement for Mohamed Salah, who left for Liverpool for 42 million euros. Leicester want 50 million pounds for Mahrez, a number that for now has stopped Arsenal’s interest in him.  15/07/2017 Upd. on 16/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST IN SPORT.ES Roma will pay 50 million, but in Euros, leaving the number 7 million euros short of what Leicester want for him. The Foxes have signed Vicente Iborra from Sevilla and Maguire from Hull City.last_img read more

Celta Vigo 3-1 Real Sociedad: Super Iago Aspas continues ridiculous run of form

first_img RSO IN SPORT.ES Incidencias The importance of Aspas is obvious. The local hero has participated in seven of their last eight goals since returning from injury last weekend (five goals and two assists). After scoring his second goal against La Real, he was booked, meaning he will miss the next game against Atletico Madrid but will then be free to play the final six games as the relegation battle hots up.  Rulli; Zaldua, Aritz, Navas, Theo; Zubeldia, Merino (Bautista, 81′), Pardo (Sangalli, 55′); Sandro (Juanmi, 60′), Oyarzabal; Willian José. Real Sociedad 3-1 MATCH FACTS LaLiga Alba López Árbitro Goles 0-1 M. 31 Willian José, de penalti. 1-1 M. 50 Iago Aspas, de penalti. 2-1 M. 61 Iago Aspas. 3-1 M. 91 Maxi Gómez. CEST Celta 07/04/2019 Iago Aspas no tiene precio Upd. at 22:39 They have their own particular Lionel Messi in Vigo. If Iago Aspas didn’t exist, they would have to invent him. On Sunday, against Real Sociedad, he was once again decisive, scoring two goals as Celta won 3-1 to continue their recent return to form.  Their climb up the table coincides with Aspas’ return from a long injury layoff. He scored twice as they came from two down to beat Villarreal last weekend and scored one more and made two in the midweek draw with Huesca. With him in this kind of form, Celta will back themselves to remain in La Liga this season. CEL Balaídos. 20.519 espectadores. Melero López (Comité andaluz). TA: Yokuslu (65′) y Iago Aspas (69′) / Rulli (46′). TR: Willian José (57′). Rubén; Mallo, Cabral, Araujo, Olaza; Jozabed (Boudebouz, 64′), Yokuslu, Lobotka, Boufal (Hjulsager, 80′); Aspas (Beltrán, 93′), Maxi Gómez. Willian Jose scored from the penalty spot to give La Real the lead at Balaidos but Celta responded when Aspas was brought down in the area. He dusted himself off to level from 12 yards before Willian Jose saw red. Aspas then edged Celta ahead in the 70th minute before striker partner Maxi Gomez added the third goal late on. Celta moved above Real Valladolid and Villarreal with the win, leaving the relegation zone behind them for now.  The reality is that without Aspas, there’s no Celta Vigo. last_img read more

Pulling in a crowd

first_imgBy Bridget BradyMORE than 5000 people rolled out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 13th annual Tooradin Tractor…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

All-Ireland Minor And Senior Football Semi-Final Match Tracker

first_imgTwo points in it and an interesting 35 minutes ahead…. Referee blows Half Time…..Dublin leading Galway 1-9 to 1-7 There will be one minute of injury timeWe have a minute left in the first half….Johnny Heaney for Galway….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-7Shane Walsh for Galway…..Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-6Another Dublin point…..They now lead by four….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-5Kilkenny responds for Dublin…Dublin 1-8 Galway 1-5Ian Burke has the ball and they are back within two….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-5Dublin return with the ball…Con O’Callaghan has it….GOAL DUBLIN….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-4Walsh…..It’s over the bar….Teams are level….Galway 1-4 Dublin 0-7Ten minutes left in the first half…Another free for Galway……Shane Walsh again will take it….Shane Walsh will take the free and slots it over the bar…..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-3Ian Burke is fouled…Galway Free to close the gap to a single point….Twenty one minutes gone and Ian Burke gets a point for Galway to close the gap to two…Free Dublin…Dean Rock will take it and slots it over the bar..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-1NÍL the result….Paul Mannion with an effort but Hawkeye is called….Fifteen Minutes in and Dublin lead 0-6 to 1-1Two Dublin points in a row and the gap is two again in favour of the Dubs.Shane Walsh takes the 45′ but it’s wide…Eamon Brannigan will take the penalty but it’s saved…45′ GalwayDamien Comer…is felled……PENALTY GALWAYBrian Howard has the ball and puts it over the bar….level…1-1 to 0-4Shane Walsh…..Great point…..Galway are in front….Galway 1-1 Dublin 0-3Teams are level after eight minutes….Galway 1-0 Dublin 0-3Galway have another chance…OOH…That was close…….High Ball In…Comer…GOAL GALWAY! Teams are level…Seven Minutes gone in the first half…Dublin free to go three points up….Dean Rock will take it and makes no mistake….Dublin 0-3 Galway 0-0.Free for Dean Rock and he makes no mistake….Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-0Chance for Galway but Damien Comer but puts it wide…A minute gone and Galway trails Dublin by 0-1 to 0-0.Eoghan Kerin slips and Paul Mannion gets Dublin’s first point.The game is on….The referee is Barry CassidyAlmost time for throw in…..The Galway Team To Face Dublincenter_img Ollie and Frank Ready For Senior CommentaryAlready, three changes for Galway, Ciaran Duggan Starts at Midfield, Sean Armstrong starts in the Half Forward Line and Johnny Heaney starts in the Half Back Line…We are back….We are taking a small break for a minute…Need to catch our breath after that…FINAL SCORE…GALWAY 3-13 MEATH 2-9GALWAY ARE IN THE ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL!Time is now up…..The referee blows the Full Time Whistle!!!!Galway are on the verge (To quote Sean…..)Paul Kelly seals it for Galway with a great point!Final minute of injury time to be played…..Luke Mitchell with a point and the gap is down to six points…..Two minutes of injury time left…This is remarkable from GalwayRyan Monaghan with the free and he nails it. Galway 3-12 Meath 2-8.Four minutes of Injury time left….Galway wins a freeFive Minutes of injury time to be played…..One minute left…..Ryan Monaghan will take the free…and he gets it! Galway 3-11 Meath 2-8Three minutes left but there will be a bit of injury time in this one….Free Galway….Eanna McCormack the man who has been fouled…Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-8Four Minutes Left plus injury time…..Five minutes left…..Galway go six points up…..Tomo Culhane with a brilliant point for Galway….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-7.Six minutes left….Meath have emptied the bench….Cathal Sweeney is the player who was caught off the ball…Referee sees an off the ball incident…..Oisin McCloskey is given a black card…..Aidan Halloran for Galway and the gap is now five! Galway 3-9 Meath 2-7Conor Raftery now has the ball…..Point Galway….Galway now leads by four….Galway 3-8 Meath 2-7.There are fourteen minutes left and Galway are leading by three…Galway have the ball. Tony Gill in space…GOAL GALWAY! Galway now lead 3-7 to 2-7!Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath and the teams are level…2-7 apiece…Outstanding last few minutes from Galway who have gone from five points down to lead by a single point! 42 minutes gone in the game!Galway again…..Oisin McCormack….GOAL GALWAY AGAIN! Galway 2-7 Meath 2-6Galway chance…..Eoghan Tinney….GOAL GALWAY! Meath 2-6 Galway 1-7Free for Galway…Ryan Monaghan takes it but it goes wide.But Meath respond with two points in a row and the gap is out to five points…Meath 2-6 Galway 0-7Aidan Halloran with a good start for Galway…Meath 2-4 Galway 0-7Second Half is underway and Galway needs a good start….Referee blows the Half Time Whistle…..Meath Leads 2-4 to 0-6A minute left in the first half….Free Meath…..David Bell with the free and Galway trail by four….Luke Kelly for Meath and he could have a goal here…..GOAL…Meath lead 2-3 to 0-6Five minutes left in the first half…..Teams are level and Galway have the breeze in the first half.Great chance for Galway but the Meath keeper makes an excellent save…45′ GalwayEight minutes left in the first half…Halloran again for Galway and the teams are level! Galway 0-6 Meath 1-3.Aidan Halloran with the point for Galway and just a point between the sides…..Meath 1-3 Galway 0-5..Point for Meath….They lead Galway 1-3 to 0-4Daniel Cox with a well taken point for Galway…..Meath 1-2 Galway 0-4…19 minutes gone in the first half.Meath have the ball….They have a chance here…GOAL Meath….They lead 1-2 to 0-3. Luke Mitchell with the goal.Cathal Sweeney again…Galway lead 0-3 to 0-2 with 12 minutes gone.Cathal Sweeney responds for Galway….0-2 all.Meath free…David Bell with the free and they go in front…Meath 0-2 Galway 0-1Galway have hit three wides in the opening ten minutesTen minutes gone…Brian McCormack and the teams are level…0-1 each.Ryan Monaghan will take the 45’……wide…Galway’s first.Chance for Galway…Eoghan Tinney….Good save from the Meath keeper…45′Great work  by Galway and Cathal Sweeney opens Galway’s account…Galway 0-1 Meath 0-0..Two minutes gone….The action is underway in the All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final!!Teams are out on the fieldTeams are out on the pitch for the Minor Semi-Final..The Galway Minor Team For Today’s Semi-FinalMinor Commentator Tommy Devane is ready to Rock. Tommy is joined by Diarmuid Blake this afternoon..So, the Scene is set…..If you fancy a read, why not check out our look back at 1934 Here or 1983 Here.1934 was when Galway last beat Dublin in the championship and 1983 was the last time they met, that infamous All-Ireland Final that Dublin won.Storm clouds gathering over Croker as well so we could be getting a drop or two of rain throughout the afternoon. Will this be a factor?In the Senior,Galway have made one change to their starting fifteen with Patrick Sweeney coming for Adrian Varley while Dublin have made 9 changes to last week’s win over Roscommon. Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Howard occupy the new-look half forward line, with Con’ O’Callaghan, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion playing in front.Johnny Cooper and James McCarthy bolster the Dubs half back line with Brian Fenton coming into midfield.The Galway Minor Team shows two changes from the team that beat Clare in the Quarter Final. Paul Kelly from Maigh Cuilinn starts in midfield alongside team captain Conor Raftery and Oisin Gormally starts in the half forward line.Could be two interesting games with Galway facing Meath in the Minor at 3 and Galway and Dublin in the Senior at 5Good Afternoon everybody and welcome to our Match Tracker for the Minor and Senior All-Ireland Semi-Finals.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Universal Orlando News — Week of August 17, 2019

first_imgOperating Hours & Early Park AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. daily, with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.AdmissionTwo-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax). NOTE: Universal is running a buy two days get three days free promotional offer, good for five days for the price of two.Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Showtimes and RefurbishmentsUniversal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration ShowtimesAugust 17 – 23: 9:00 p.m.Universal’s Superstar ParadeAugust 17 – 23: 7:00 p.m.The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts CastleAugust 17 – 23: Ongoing from dusk till park closeComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.Refurbishments & ClosuresFear Factor Live!: August 5 – November 15 (use for Halloween Horror Nights)Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)Events & FestivalsVelvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel returns with Bret Michaels on Friday, August 23. Tickets are $65 plus tax per person and include specialty cocktails, food, valet parking, and the concert. Tickets are available online.Universal Orlando is celebrating their Annual Passholders this summer for Passholder Appreciation Days! Running August 12 – September 30, find exclusive discounts, offers, collectables, events, and more. For more information and details refer to Universal’s Passholder site.Halloween Horror Nights is back! This year experience houses based on Ghostbusters, Stranger Things, Jordan Peele’s Us, and more while you run from zombies, vikings, chainsaw maniacs, and Dragula in the streets. Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs on select nights September 6 – November 2. Tickets are on sale now.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag! Share This!Schools are going back into session and the park crowds are letting up, but Universal is full steam ahead with Halloween Horror Nights. This week we check out all the latest announcements from the nation’s premier Halloween event plus more to plan our your week at Universal Orlando.Halloween Horror Nights Scare Zones and ShowsThis year Universal has set the bar right with their scare zones, locations through the park that transform into hellish Halloween scenes. Between undead Vikings, plastic surgery obsessives, double-tapped zombies, deadly arcades, and a horror concept album come to life, this year event is packed with screams.The inventive and insanely popular Academy of Villains performance group is back with a new totally new show, Academy of Villains: Altered States. Universal’s Cinematic Celebration transforms into a new lagoon show at HHN, Halloween Marathon of Mayhem. Neon lights and classic horror movies play on the water while a synth pop soundtrack plays. Showtimes are nightly during HHN at 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., and 12:00 a.m.House of 1000 CorpsesWow-weee that’s a lot of corpses! Rob Zombie’s cult 2003 movie, House of 1000 Corpses, is coming to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Walk through the roadside attraction Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen where you’ll come face to face with a murderous surgeon, a psychotic family, and their previous victims.Halloween Horror Nights runs on select nights September 6 – November 2. Tickets are on sale now.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weatherlast_img read more

Should We Be Asking for Pay History Data on Job Applications?

first_imgIn many states, it’s still legal to ask about candidate pay history. While some states have outlawed this practice, I still get questions like the one below fairly regularly:I have a question for you that I thought you would be uniquely able to provide advice for. I am currently seeking new employment. When submit an application, the prospective employer asks for me to input a salary into the online application. The field does not allow a range and does not allow letters so I cannot say “negotiable”. How should I answer this since I am experienced professional and I don’t want to automatically disqualify myself by being on the high side of whatever range the perspective employer is looking at. How would you recommend I answer these questions? –A reader in AlabamaSo, what should we do?Rethinking the QuestionOne reason some states have outlawed the practice of asking for pay information is because it adversely affects certain populations. For example, women are likely to negotiate salary just 7% of the time while men are likely to negotiate nearly 60% of the time. This doesn’t even touch on minorities, where the numbers are often worse.The problem I’ve always had with this question is this: what your last employer paid you should have zero bearing on the value I have placed on the position. If your former employer didn’t pay well, that doesn’t give me an excuse not to pay well.The Frank RealityFor the most part, employers don’t set out to ask this question in hopes of messing up someone’s life. They aren’t asking about former pay rates to trap someone in a job making less than they are worth. While that sometimes happens, it’s not the goal for many employers.The reason employers ask for pay history is so they don’t spend an inordinate amount of time walking down the path towards hiring a candidate they really like only to find out in the salary negotiations that the person wants $20k more than the role is budgeted for.So, if employers want to avoid this roadblock without running afoul of the law, what’s the option?At the front of the process, whether in the application or in the early screening conversation, simply tell the candidate this: “Our budget for this position is $X to $Y. Does that fit your expectations?”Yes, you’re showing your cards. Yes, you’re being transparent. But it satisfies two things. First, it helps to make sure you’re legally compliant in any markets where this applies. Second, and perhaps most importantly, it helps to demonstrate that you are dealing in a fair and transparent manner with potential employees.This long-standing method of waiting until the first person blinks (that’s what career coaches tell candidates to do in salary negotiations) is a terrible way to run the process for everyone. Nobody wants to speak because we’ve all been told the first person that speaks in a negotiation loses. However, this isn’t about creating a combative experience for new hires–it’s about building a new relationship. Don’t you want to start it the right way?Originally posted on Upstart HR blog.last_img read more