Jo Garside, a coach at SEVEN Career Coaching, says it’s important to show your boss that you’ve done your research and you know what someone at your level in your industry should be paid. “Don’t threaten them – this is an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you want to continue adding value and for them to recognise that.”
To increase your chances of getting a pay rise, you need to demonstrate your worth to the organisation.
Garside agrees: “Be clear in what you’ve achieved – not just in the technical parts of your job, but also how you’ve contributed to the company culture and values. Have you mentored any junior employees or helped to improve employee engagement, for example?”
“Showing how your achievements are directly related to the company’s business goals is more likely to secure a raise.” adds Radonjic.
Jelena Radonjic, also at SEVEN Career Coaching, says: “Know that it is acceptable to ask [for a raise] and that employers set aside money for salary increases with the expectation that you will ask.”