Also people are complex I don’t necessarily know why the engineer accepted the job for 70% of what I think they could earn elsewhere. It could be an intangible reason.
Then how do you do competition market research?
Are you okay with it if it turns out that the offer you make is either 3x or 1/3 The market rate?
>The employee has mobility to reject my offer, or leave and seek a better job.
As long as you never whine about a 'talent shortage' when they reject the offer or leave, that's fine.
You made the offer, they decline or leave because they can get better elsewhere.
You look at that information and decide if you want to raise wages or not. Then put out whatever adverts you wish.
Simple and easy. No need for press,PR,H1B, lobbyists and the like.
If everyone was running like that, these kind of articles wouldn't exist.