“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to that hour.” – Jim Rohn
It is not uncommon if you are willing to get salary increase and you wish for getting a pay raise without delays. You want that your salary be increased as regularly as possible. Considering whether or not you are being paid what you are worth for may be acceptable to the management of any business organization, but what not acceptable is that you are not so keen as you should be to bring value to your organization in lieu of the job that you hold. This would, of course, lead you to consider some factors that are of obvious importance to secure salary increment. Here are some ways that might be of a little help for you to get competitive pay raise.
Even though, to a great extent, it depends on the company policy to increase the salaries of the employees, yet there are some positive ways in which you can confidently negotiate salary increase.
The thing that comes in foremost importance is the right timing. You need to make sure whether or not you are asking a pay raise at the right time. If it is not right timing, then, not only you may lose the chance of pay raise, but also it may cause delays.
Your right attitude plays a vital role in getting a good salary increase. The way you maintain your behavior and perform your assigned tasks being driven by your positive mental state is what that’s counted a lot. So, it is important to have positive attitude at all times- regardless of situations – so that the management concerned may recognize your value and importance and give you a good pay increase.
In addition to performing your assigned tasks as per your job description, if you do not show your keenness or enthusiasm to learn different things by helping your colleagues and your boss, it could impede the process of salary increment. The way you carryout your task and show your eagerness to perform other important things that are above and beyond your job description, is such a thing that leads you positively to get a competitive pay raise enabling you to earn good name in the organization as well.
The two factors that are of immense value to create your value in the organization leading you to get your salary increased are: Your performance as wells as the market for your skills. It’s therefore important for you to show your performance to an extent at which it must be considered as best. As regards your skills, it’s very necessary to have possessed such key skills that are always in demand. Some key skills that are looked for by employers are: Communication skills, commercial awareness, flexibility, confidence, taking initiatives, leadership, self-motivation and interpersonal skills.
One of the most important things to be considered as more deserving for salary increase as regularly as possible is to make yourself up-to-date and competent by way of enhancing your education and skills. Since management is always willing to sustain the talents of the people considering them as assets to the organization, so, not only you must show that you are a talented and qualified person, but also you hold such competence level on whose basis you too can be regarded as an asset. It could thus possibly lead you to get pay raise.
It must be noted that, in any case, you need to prove that you can bring value to your organization on the basis of your educational qualifications, required knowledge, experience, skills, positive attitude, hard work and diligent effort while working in all honesty, as these are the key elements to bring you desired success.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India