If you want a raise, you need to prove your worth, do your research, and ask for it! This is great advice to employees, but I have to ask, why is this the employee’s responsibility?
It’s time to flip the tables and put the burden on managers and owners, and HR departments to ensure that people don’t have to come asking for raises. Here’s why.
You have more information than your employees do.
American culture makes it very uncomfortable to talk about salary. This means that your employees generally know their own salary and guess what other people earn. You, on the other hand, know what all your employees earn. You know the salary requests candidates make. Your HR department should have salary survey data and know what the market looks like.
Relying on employees to request raises means you’ll get requests that completely outside of market ranges and, at the same time, other people who are wildly underpaid for their positions. Neither situation is good.
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