Talking about your salary with the boss can be a very sensitive subject, if you don’t approach it properly. As with any professional discussion, wait for the right timing and plan ahead.
So, what’s the best way to ask for a raise?
1. Check your company policy
Every company is different. Some give regularly scheduled raises, such as once every semester – every 6 months – while others provide raises at yearly intervals. Check if your company has a salary policy for giving raises on a regular basis, or only during a good turnover.
If your company gives scheduled raises, rest assured that you will receive a raise periodically. The problem arises when the raise doesn’t meet your expectations. Employees always demand a higher raise, while employers tend to be …