Does salary negotiation always have to happen based on one's last salary or do they consider one's last highest official package also. There could be reasons, why somebody might take a pay cut for some other benefits(to learn more skills as an example or some other reasons) when some one decides to join a new company.
What is right here or what isn't as a starting point to discuss the salary negotiation if one wants to move on to another company from the last company where they decided to join with a pay cut. I'm not sure if there is a fixed answer to this question, but I would like to know how are these kind of questions generally dealt with and what is right here in HR terms.
I have seen some HR folks considering only the previous package, while others seem to give weightage even to one's highest working official package received so far. As any candidate seeking a new job, considering only the previous package doesn't really seem very fair to me.
Would like to know what is right here so that a candidate can appropriately put some facts forward with the HR when having this discussion if that person is in such a situation. Any articles or pointers on this would help.