Everyone knows it's a tough economy, but some workers are still thriving and getting ahead. What's to explain the divergent destinies of American workers? Employers and human resource professionals often cite workers' superior education, experience and skills.
But you may suspect that other reasons are at... Read More »
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 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 »
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 »
In this tough economy we'd all like to earn a little more money. But given the fragile recovery and the throngs of Americans who still remain out of work, now may seem like a bad time to ask for a raise.
Still, many workers are long overdue for a boost in wages. Income growth has been stagnant for much of... Read More »
The nation's labor market continues to make incremental progress and that improvement has boosted optimism among Americans about their jobs and finding new employment, a new survey shows.
In the final three months of 2011, 41 percent of employees said it is "likely" that they would be able to find a job... Read More »
Raises are back, and what a difference a year makes in how employers view their manpower needs. In fact, if your employer sees you as valuable and at risk of leaving, you could receive up to a 200 percent raise, reports Virginia Backaitis in the New York Post. Read More »
There's no way around it: This news is going to make a lot of readers angry. There are major hiring wars going on, along with giant companies giving nearly 20 percent raises to their entire staff -- in India. They're doing this in order to have enough employees to handle the myriad jobs outsourced from the... Read More »