Even in the workplace, it can be hard to talk about money. However, when you need to discuss salary with your supervisor, money is the key to the conversation. If negotiating a raise is on the horizon, these tips will help you prepare yourself—and your boss—for the conversation.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Don’t come into the meeting and expect your boss to have done the heavy lifting. If you’re the one looking for a raise, then you need to collect the necessary data for the discussion. As soon as you step into the conference room, you should have a good idea of what people of your skill level typically make, what unique skills warrant a raise, and what you’ve accomplished for the company thus far. These elements are what make supervisors seriously consider raising employee salaries.
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