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How to Handle a Big Promotion With a Tiny Raise

Congratulations! You worked hard, got recognized and landed that coveted promotion!

What happens when the dust settles and you realize your salary hasn’t been properly increased to reflect the new job responsibilities?

Gregory Giangrande, executive human resources officer in the media industry, writes in his New York Post column:

“Speak up, but craft your message and the timing carefully: Express gratitude for the acknowledgment and enthusiasm for taking on more responsibility. And it is legitimate to say you thought the compensation would be commensurate with the new job.”

Essentially, the conversation surrounding the factors relating to compensation could be helpful from a growth perspective to hear upper management’s reasoning behind the insignificant adjustment. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to hold your ground and move forward to “revisit and review the compensation in the future.”

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