Pay Raises

Words To Use To Get A Big Raise In Pay

Words To Use To Get A Big Raise In Pay

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 »

Advice For The Boss: How To Improve Morale Immediately

Advice For The Boss: How To Improve Morale Immediately

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 »

Take Control Of Your Performance Review

Take Control Of Your Performance Review

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 »

Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

Secrets To Getting A Raise That Your Boss Won't Tell You

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 »

Worst Ways To Ask For A Raise

Worst Ways To Ask For A Raise

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 »

4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

4 Ways To Ensure You Get A Promotion Next Time

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 »

Oil Workers Win Big As U.S. Wages Climb

Oil Workers Win Big As U.S. Wages Climb

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 »

Wall Street Bankers As Cocky As Ever: Expect Big Bonuses This Year

Wall Street Bankers As Cocky As Ever: Expect Big Bonuses This Year

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 »

How To Negotiate Salary Without Offending

How To Negotiate Salary Without Offending

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 »

How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

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 »

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

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 »

Want A Raise? Cities Where Workers Have The Best And Worst Chances

Want A Raise? Cities Where Workers Have The Best And Worst Chances

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 »

How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

How To Get A Promotion: 4 Tips

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 »

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

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 »

5 Perks To Negotiate When A Raise Isn't An Option

5 Perks To Negotiate When A Raise Isn't An Option

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 »

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

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 »

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

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 »

How To Get A Raise In A Bad Economy

How To Get A Raise In A Bad Economy

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 »

Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

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 »

3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

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 »

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