The job market, frankly, sucks–and not just for people looking for work. New studies say that those of us with jobs don’t have much to look forward to in terms of bonuses or raises. That news, to quote Liz Lemon, … More
Asking for a raise is one of the most important parts of successful career management. This fact alone leaves most people feeling pretty rattled when it comes to asking their manager for a raise.
Well somebody has been reading our negotiating tips! Mad Men actresses Elizabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and January Jones are said to have negotiated big pay raises, as news comes producers are locking down its stars and salaries in the run-up to the start of season six.
According to this new infographic from PayScale, 2012 may be a good year financially for employees. Well, for hard-working employees that is. According to PayScale’s research, 60% of employers adjusted their pay structure in some way, with 44% increasing their pay ranges by 1 to 5%, and 19% padding workers’ paychecks by 6% or more. More
Yesterday I announced to the world that my dear boss John* is leaving our company. (Not The Grindstone, don’t start crying. Meredith is here to stay! I have another employer as well.) After 30 years leading a multi-million dollar company, my boss is retiring. Understandably, our company is going to miss him dearly. But that hasn’t stopped the more ambitious among my co-workers from preparing for their own shot at running the show. Everywhere I turn, team leaders and middle management are dusting off their resumes and putting on their most successful face with the hope of snagging the top job. Since I’m not in the running, I decided to ask my boss what he’s looking for. More
hough there is expected to be an increase in holiday office parties this year (6% from last year) according to CareerBuilder.com, most of you would rather be getting appreciation from your company in other ways. In fact, most of you would be rather be getting almost anything else than a holiday party. Only 4% of the respondents in a Harris poll, put a Christmas party on the top of their holiday list. The top thing everyone wants is cash because at the end of the day, apparently we all have a little Ebenezer Scrooge in us. “During tumultuous times, cash is king,” said Rusty Rueff, a career and workplace expert with Sausalito, Calif.-based workplace culture website Glassdoor.com. “Until employees feel confident in their jobs, have cash in their pockets, can take care of the basics, and have enough time to take care of what needs to get done, everything else feels like fluff.” More