Pay Raises

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Despite Protests, Bank of America CEO's $7 Million Pay Approved

    Despite Protests, Bank of America CEO's $7 Million Pay Approved

    By Mitch Weiss and Pallavi Gogoi of AP, with AOL Jobs CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four people were arrested Wednesday as they tried to force their way into the annual Bank of America shareholders' meeting in Charlotte. Police used a new ordinance to declare the gathering an extraordinary event subject to special... Continue Reading

  • How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

    How Do I Ask For A Raise From My Boss?

    What is your No. 1 tip for asking for a raise from your boss? -- Cormac J., Columbus, OH The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a... Continue Reading

  • How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    How To Calculate A Salary Requirement

    By Heather R. Huhman Have you ever run across a job posting that asked you to include your "salary requirements" or "salary history"? This can be a difficult subject to approach during your job hunt, particularly if you had a high salary at your last position or have no salary history whatsoever. For job... Continue Reading

  • Store Clerk's Error Makes Prom Dress Attendant A Lotto Winner

    Store Clerk's Error Makes Prom Dress Attendant A Lotto Winner

    Anyone who wins the lottery is lucky, but to do so by accident? A Georgia woman has just done that, having been notified by the Georgia Lottery Headquarters she just won a jackpot of $25 million. Continue Reading

  • Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

    We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Continue Reading

  • Small Raises For Salaried Workers In 2012

    Small Raises For Salaried Workers In 2012

    By TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) -- A new survey says salaried U.S. workers can expect another year of modest raises in 2012. After increasing salaries by 2.6 percent this year and last year, companies are planning a 2.8 percent bump in 2012, benefits and human resources consultancy Towers Watson reported... Continue Reading

  • Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Anyone who's ever done a good deed likely is familiar with the phrase, "Nice guys finish last." Whether it's giving a lift to a stranded motorist that makes you late for work or a small loan to a friend that never gets repaid, doing a good deed can ultimately feel like the wrong thing to do. Continue Reading

  • Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    Corporate Profits Surge, Workers' Incomes Slip

    It's long been true that workers are overdue for a raise. Stagnant wages combined with higher costs of fuel, health care and myriad other necessities mean most workers aren't doing as well as they once did. Companies, however, are going gangbusters. Corporate profits rose to their highest percentage of total... Continue Reading

  • Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Factory Hiring Expected to Continue Despite Recovery's Hiccup

    Following yesterday's gloomy reports on jobs and manufacturing, the optimism that was slowly building within the U.S. labor market dissipated faster than a raindrop on a hot sidewalk. Payroll processing firm ADP reported that private employers added a mere 38,000 jobs last month, the smallest increase since... Continue Reading

  • How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    How to Get Paid What You Deserve

    By Jane Porter Money is always a tricky topic to broach with your boss. If you think you're being underpaid, finding out what you're worth and doing something about it can improve your personal bottom line. "If you don't ask, you don't get," says Sunny Bates, author of the book, How to Earn What You're... Continue Reading

  • You May Be More Valuable at Work Than You Think

    You May Be More Valuable at Work Than You Think

    Do you consider yourself a high potential employee? More importantly, does your boss? If so, you may be more valuable than you think. Did you know it could cost your company up to 3.5 times your salary to replace you? According to research from The Corporate Executive Board, a research and advisory services... Continue Reading

  • When and How to Get a Promotion

    When and How to Get a Promotion

    Quick! Before the month ends, you'd better ask for that promotion. With the economy perking up, many workers who have been taking on additional responsibilities to compensate for laid off staff might believe its time to seek a little recognition for their efforts. While the timing could well be right to ask... Continue Reading

  • Suze Orman Helps You Earn More and Keep It

    Suze Orman Helps You Earn More and Keep It

    Suze Orman hasn't always been a personal finance guru. Her father, a Russian immigrant, owned a deli on the South Side of Chicago and when she was older, she moved to Berkeley, Calif., and became a waitress. When she was able to borrow enough to start her own restaurant, she lost all her money in about four... Continue Reading