By Vickie Elmer
If your boss is like most managers, she's probably too busy managing meetings and deadlines and corporate goals to give much thought to your value to the company.
So, you could make it easy for her to give you a substantial raise by preparing a short memo on your value, and how that could... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
As workplaces undergo dramatic transformations, leaders must learn to manage in an entirely different way. To lift morale, leadership must be flexible and innovative.
"When employee morale is high, productivity rises. When employee morale is low, it's hard to retain the best and brightest... Read More »
By Joe Cassandra
Annual review day. You walk to your boss's office feeling like it's the school spelling bee. The performance review could be rewarding and a boost of confidence, or you could feel like everyone's judging you and perhaps go back to your desk feeling like a dope.
Most of us sleepwalk through... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Picture the payday ahead: A 10 percent pay raise plus three extra vacation days.
If you want this to be more than wishful thinking, pull out your goals and get your game on for the performance review and raise season that's just ahead. Most companies hand out merit raises after the first of... Read More »
By Karl Fendelander
Asking for a raise is the adult equivalent of asking your crush to prom.
It's stressful. It's awkward. You're talking at the wrong speed, volume or both. You're probably sweating too much, and the answer will either be the best thing that's happened in a while or the worst ever. Even if... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you were expecting to get promoted, but got passed over, you're understandably confused and probably frustrated. But how you react and what you choose to do next can greatly affect your career path, so carefully consider your actions. Read More »
By Les Christie
NEW YORK -- Big pay hikes in the energy industry have helped fuel the biggest jump in U.S. wages in more than five years, according to an industry report released Wednesday.
PayScale, which analyzes data from more than 10 million U.S. workers, reported that workers in the mining, oil and gas... Read More »
By Linette Lopez
Ask an investment banker to tell you what they think their bonus will look like, and you're really asking about the health of their corner of Wall Street.
That's why eFinancial Careers' survey on Wall Street bonus expectations is so fascinating. Between September 25th and October 3rd, they... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Negotiating a starting salary can be a slippery slope. Make a mistake and you can leave more than money on the table. No employer wants to be bullied into paying extra, but on the same token, potential employees don't want to undercut themselves when it comes to accepting a salary offer.... Read More »
Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent.
Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Read More »
Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome.
So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »
By Chad Brooks
Workers in Denver will see the largest raises next year, according to a new study.
Research by human resources firm Aon Hewitt revealed that employees in Colorado's capital can expect salary increases of 3.6 percent in 2013, above the projected national average of 3 percent. Read More »
It can be nerve-wracking to approach your boss about such a tentative topic, so it's best to go into the process prepared. Read More »
It's been a long, hot summer for many working Americans, but perhaps none more so than the nearly 800 unionized employees at Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., who have been walking the picket line in near-triple-digit heat on some days for nearly three months.
Despite the oppressive temps, picketing workers... Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
You've gotten awesome feedback all year, knocked your responsibilities out of the park, and truly earned that raise. But the economy's tight, and your boss says that he's sorry, but he just can't swing it. Read More »
In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher.
A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »
It's the worst part on the online application -- the "salary requirements" field. Here's how to handle the question without getting disqualified: Read More »
By Alison Green
Thinking about asking for a raise but not sure how to go about it? Here are four key steps to making the request successfully: Read More »
By Alison Green
Not much makes job-seekers more anxious than negotiating-or even discussing-salary. After all, you might ask for too much, ask for too little, or otherwise sabotage your own chances of getting the best possible salary. Negotiation will go more smoothly if you know what landmines to avoid. Read More »
Have you ever received a job offer and thought, "I wish the starting pay was higher"? At a time when getting the offer should be cause enough for celebration, you might assume negotiating for more pay is taboo. Not true! Here's one reason why you should: Read More »