How To Talk Your Boss Into Giving You A Salary IncreaseWritten by Gerard McLoughlin
* If you believe you deserve a salary increase, ask for it as soon as possible; don't procrastinate or wait for your employer to offer it.
* Determine what you are worth in marketplace by carrying out a survey of people in comparable jobs. Never base your case on a need for more money.
* Be realistic in your assessment of what you are worth and what your employer would be willing or able to pay. Have an exact figure in mind before entering into negotiations. Avoid comparisons. Never compare your salary to someone else's.
* Remember that bosses want employees who contribute to company's success by:increasing sales, profits and efficiency; decreasing waste, costs and time taken; improving corporate image, customer relationships and competitive advantage.
* Carry out a detailed analysis of your job description. Be as objective as you can, identifying specific ways in which company has benefited from your skills, qualifications, work, and experience.
* Anticipate difficult questions, by identifying weaknesses in your case and preparing positive answers.
* If you have records of recent appraisals, study them carefully highlighting your achievements and indicating how you have addressed any shortcomings.
Strengthening Leadership Development with employeesWritten by Stephanie Tuia
Within every business lies a network of people who are working to make their employer successful. Because growing business requires more employees, employers need to seek prospective candidates who will align well with their business. Some businesses prefer to promote employees internally; and it can be very beneficial for their company. Keep in mind of three ways a business might want to hire internally. These reasons not only help with growth of business but enhance leadership development with their employees. Strategy- Hiring new employees is needed and inevitable within a growing business. However, most employers strategize and hire internally for upper-level management positions. Within a growing business, hiring new employees will be inevitable, this strategy, to hire candidates internally, saves time, money, and resources that would otherwise be used to train management employees. Upper-level management positions may require some training, but an internal employee will already have exposure and working knowledge of company and their position. Their natural leadership development will prosper as they begin to train and educate new employees of business. Culture- Every business exhibits a work culture that employees are accustomed to. When you promote internally, you are hiring people who are already familiar with that work culture and leadership development is enhanced when employees carry on traditions of a company. When an internal employee is promoted, they are often influenced by leadership of their predecessor; and if they wish to follow their predecessor, many of same traditions will be maintained. For example, if a predecessor hosted a Friday luncheon for all employees, successor might wish to section off that day for their employees to continue tradition. This provides other employees a sense of continuity. A promoted employee will take on reigns of their new position, and lead often employees with a continued, valued work culture.