VIEW: Companies should post Compensation for Positions.
I understand that as a candidate, you should know - roughly at least - how much you are worth.
However, I, and other people I know, have gone for an interview and once the deal is close to done, the topic of compensation comes up. I have told them what I think is acceptable, they scoff and say that they want to offer something lower. At this point, I make the effort to validate why I think my range is acceptable or maybe what they think is acceptable is not - for me at least.
I think to avoid this, companies should post a general range for a position. This would mean that candidates wouldn't waste their time for a position that will not or can not pay what they need.
I think posting at least the lower range would cause less frustration and less wasted time.
Of course, for more senior positions, a range may not be needed. But I think for 80-90% of the jobs out there, it really should be posted.
What does RFD think?