Get your foot in the door – Salary Calculator

Posted on Oct 4, 2013

As many of you will know I’ve been job hunting over the past few months as a result of losing my job in mid-July. There are many challenges with job hunting one of which is figuring out what each salary will actually provide in terms of ‘take home’ pay.

That’s why I was very pleased to discover the app below. It allows you to enter a monetary figure, choose whether it’s an annual, monthly, daily or even hourly figure and then provides you with a ‘take home’ figure taking into account the usual deductibles, you can even input any pension % deductible and it will take that into account.

Screenshot from iPhone of salary calculator app

We can dream eh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you suspect that people within your organisation would find this of benefit then you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door‘ and prove the worth of performance support via mobile devices.

Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct your colleagues towards them.

iOS app (iPhone) – £FREE (I’m personally using this app)

Android app – £FREE (I haven’t used this app myself, but its features very closely resemble the iOS app I use)

Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from – don’t let this put you off.

Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!!

And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative….

Good luck and let me know how you get on

The blog post that started it all

 

6 Comments

  1. CraigTaylor74 great blog craig

  2. FionaQuigs Thanks Fiona. There’s a series of them dating back some time. Trying to get ppl to stop thinking that ‘mobile’ is insurmountable

  3. Like it Craig -esp with our company being vey ‘vague’, on what the actual take home is….especially at the moment when redundancy is calculated on a very low figure-minus pension/benefits and any bonuses!! Kept up the good work!

  4. Dames20 Thanks Dames20 I use some pay statements from the past tax year to test the accuracy of the app inputting pension contributions etc and it proved to be very accurate – let me know how you get on.

  5. Thanks Craig. This is a great tool, and I really like your suggestion of promoting free apps already withing exisistence within organisations as a way of dipping the organisational toe into development and deployment of  mobile apps. You alluded to this in your linked post. ta 🙂

  6. learnwiths0ngb1rd Hi Alex, thanks for reading and commenting. I think many L&D folk are missing a real trick in terms of using ‘stuff’ that’s already out there. Many folks are catching on to the subject of curation, however I’ve yet to see the ‘penny drop’ that the same can be done for apps too!

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