Pete walked into his boss' office. "Ms. Smith, I'll be straight with you. I know the economy isn't great, but I have three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise." After a few minutes of haggling, Ms. Smith finally agreed to a 5 percent boost. When Pete got up to leave, she asked him, "By the way, which three companies are after you?" "The electric company, the mortgage company and the phone company." We all have bills to pay. Our jobs are a good way to accomplish that. But if you feel like you aren't receiving what you deserve, you have to muster up your courage and ask for a raise. That is a conversation you need to have with your supervisor, not your co-workers. They don't make those decisions, and you will get a reputation for being the complainer. Instead, prove you can perform the duties of your position and work your tail off making sure you're the best hire your boss ever made. Then it's time to ask for a raise. Here are some tips that will give … [Read more...] about Harvey Mackay: Raise the roof when asking for a raise
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People of color are significantly less likely than white men to receive a raise after asking for one, despite the fact that no single gender or racial group is more likely to ask for a raise than any other. That’s one finding of a report from PayScale, a firm that tracks and studies compensation data. The report showed that women of color were 19 percent less likely to have received a raise than a white man, and that men of color were 25 percent less likely. Based on the study’s 160,000 respondents from November 2017 to April 2018, Lydia Frank, vice president at PayScale, said “we’re not seeing a difference in who’s asking, but we’re seeing a difference in who is receiving.” “With these results, it’s very obvious that unconscious or overt bias is playing a role here,” Frank said. The report also found that men and women had different reasons for why they did not ask for raises in the past. Men were more likely than women to … [Read more...] about Survey shows how to get a raise: Be a white man
Getting a raise may be easier today than in the post-recession years, but it doesn't mean every worker is always succeeds in negotiating higher pay. One demographic group in particular appears to fall short compared to others when they ask for a raise, according to new research from compensation site PayScale. Compared with white men, people of color are significantly less likely to receive raises when they ask supervisors for more money. The reason may boil down to bias, although it's unclear whether it's due to overt or unconscious bias, said PayScale Vice President Lydia Frank. "We know that people hold biases and you may make snap decisions based on stereotypes," Frank said. "It's important for organizations to take that human subjective call out of the decision" and rely on data and technology to help field pay decisions. The study included more than 160,000 respondents and controlled for factors such as experience, company tenure, job type and … [Read more...] about Is bias why some workers get overlooked for a raise?
Jen Atalla, provided by Published 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 In "America's Next Top Model," Tyra Banks's memorable catchphrase is "you wanna be on top?" The only way Tyra Banks was able to establish a media empire out of a modeling career was by asking herself this question. There are many questions one can ask during every stage in a career. "How can I ask for a raise?"; "Should I just completely change my career?"; or "How do I start my own app?" Tyra Banks found the answers to all of these questions and featured them in her book, co-authored with her mother Carolyn London, "Perfect is Boring". Following is a transcript of the video. Tyra Banks: Sometimes you have to size step, step backwards, do so many things in order to get the quan, the thing. The thing that you desire so much. How to ask for a raise. Here's a big Tyra tip in how to ask for a raise. First I'm gonna tell you what not to do. Do not go to your boss or employer and say, "I can't pay my … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks on how to ask for a raise
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ask HR: How do I ask for a raise? And what to do about ageism Human resources expert Johnny C. Taylor answers your questions on getting more money and battling ageism at work. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Johnny C. Taylor, Special for USA TODAY Published 7:15 a.m. ET April 10, 2018 CLOSE Asking for a raise at work is enough to send anybody into a cold sweat. Few people like talking about money, especially with their bosses. But to get paid what you deserve, you have to ask for it. The Street CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human-resources … [Read more...] about Ask HR: How do I ask for a raise? And what to do about ageism