If you're unhappy with your current salary (or lack thereof), you're not alone. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 60% of employees are dissatisfied with their wages or their work flexibility. If you're in that majority, it may be time to have a conversation with your boss before you consider leaving . But how do you broach the subject? And more importantly, how do you ensure that the negotiations are successful?
Negotiating a higher salary (or work flexibility) can be tricky, but there are ways to increase your chances of success. First and foremost, it's important to do your homework. Research the going rate for your position, what other companies are offering with flexibility and make sure you have a solid case for what you are asking for. Once you have that information, schedule a meeting with your boss to discuss the issue. During the meeting, be confident and clear about what you're asking for. Come prepared with facts and figures to back up your request. Finally, don't be afraid to ask for what you want—sometimes people are more willing to give than we realise.
If you're unhappy with your current salary, don't just sit around and hope things will change. Take action and negotiate with your current employer. The tips in this blog post will help you get started, but remember: at the end of the day, the best way to ensure success is to come prepared with facts and figures to back up your request. If this doesn’t have the outcome that you wanted then you know its time to start the job hunting process and that is where we can help you! Good luck and reach out if we can help!