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Four Things Managers Can Offer If Salary Increases Don’t Get Approved

moneyWe’re writing this with the spirit of management in mind but if you’re not a leader in your company, just flip it upside down in terms of five items you should ask for if your boss doesn’t provide a salary increase at year-end.

We really did the management perspective because employees, as well as job seekers, are often the ones coming to the table with what they want. Why not be proactive as a supervisor and provide them with solutions and incentives if dollars don’t get approved? According to a recent survey from Accountemps, 43 percent of chief financial officers interviewed said the number of requests for raises or promotions has increased from two years ago. As such, they outlined a few tips to keep in mind when raises or promotions don’t necessarily get the green light. Read more

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Making the Case for Revising Your Job Description & Asking For More Money

moneyLet’s get pumped to ask for more money that’s rightly deserved!

Here’s the deal. If you’re constantly going above and beyond your job, doing it diligently, doing it exceptionally well and continually getting shafted in the pay department, it’s time to do something about it. One option is to always look externally but if you like the company and see growth potential, Plan A consists of methodically creating your own promotion. (And if leadership isn’t keen on it, well then you pretty much know they don’t recognize your service and it’s time to work for someone who does.)

For starters, pull out that job description from when you were initially hired. Create a new one of your daily responsibilities and projects. How do they contrast? Highlight the differences. Read more

How to Handle It When Your Colleagues Earn More Than You

moneyUnfortunately, we’ve seen this all too often. You work side by side with colleagues only to discover you’re doing the same exact work and they’re getting paid a lot more.

What gives?

According to a piece in The New York Post, the best way to ask for a raise is to make your boss feel like “you are worth every dollar.” Read more

Hungry for a Raise? New Research Shows Connection Between Hunger & Entitlement

Brown_Bag_LunchIf you’re hungry for a promotion, raise or project you’re negotiating, new research suggests skipping lunch.

Apparently people who are physically hungry are more likely to feel entitled. In turn, this mental hunger of entitlement can fuel confidence.

Emily Zitek, author of the study and professor at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, told The Wall Street Journal there is a fine line. Consider this: Feeling entitled too much can create strife at the office. Plus, completely famished colleagues may be less likely to work together in a collaborative setting and more likely to “annoy everyone with comments about what they deserve.” Read more

The Case for Making a Lateral Move or Simply Staying Put for Now

charityWe’re so accustomed to having a career path drilled upon us to work harder, better, faster for the next promotion, the bigger office, better paying job.

Maybe our society is just full of overachievers, hence the purpose of this particular blog post.

Well, a promotion isn’t necessarily the answer to everyone’s career dreams nor should it be. We want to remind you that it’s perfectly okay to not want that big job and fine to feel content where you are right now. And it’s also completely fine (hey, who are we to judge anyway, right?) to pursue a lateral move for the sake of learning something new that’s not the next rung on the corporate ladder. Read more

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.”