2011 is well underway and BV hiring is on the upswing. More and more employers are at the point where they can no longer absorb the increase in volume without adding staff. Related to this is a sense of confidence that things are getting better has freed employers to invest in payroll.

If you expect to be interviewing, check our advice on responding to “questions they can’t ask.” Most of our readers won’t remember Colombo, the TV detective. That doesn’t mean his approach can’t be useful in helping you unravel mysteries at work. We turn to our HR Insider for perspective on discussing and negotiating salary with a prospective employer. Finally, we suggest that advice you give to clients might be good advice for you.

We talk to dozens of BV professionals. Why aren’t we talking to you? Call us, in confidence.

If there are topics you’d like to see covered, or if you’d like to contribute, please do let us know.

John Borrowman