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How NOT to negotiate a higher salary in 2023 if you’re a woman

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We are often given tips and advice on how to ask for a pay rise, but it’s just as important to know how NOT to negotiate a higher salary in 2023 if you’re a woman.  Negotiating a higher salary is a crucial part of any career, but it can be particularly difficult in today’s competitive […]

Expert tips for asking for a pay rise during the cost of living crisis

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During the current cost of living crisis, there are very few people who aren’t anticipating a drop in disposable income as the cost of energy bills, petrol and everyday grocery items continue to rise.    As a result of this, many workers may be considering asking their employers for a pay review or salary increase, […]

The Gender Divide on Workplace Recognition

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A clear gender gap when it comes to workplace recognition has been revealed. And that lack of recognition is making a quarter (25%) of Brits search for new jobs. With staff shortages and retention the biggest concerns for UK businesses, demand for workers continues to hit new records. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), […]

What not to say when asking for a pay rise

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2021 sparked The Great Resignation where one in four people within the UK left their current workplace. According to Google trend data, the search term ‘how to ask for a pay rise’, has seen a 225.57% uplift within the last month alone. Such data indicates that the events of the past 18 months, along with the typical tendency to […]

Bumper pay increases set for professionals in 2022 as companies look to hold onto talent

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Salaries for white collar professionals will increase by as much as 25% in the first quarter of 2022, as companies bouncing back after the Omicron-slowdown fight to hold onto their best staff. According to the findings from the Robert Walters 2022 UK Salary Guide, professional services firms are planning to increase their budget for pay raises […]

These are the ‘little wins’ that get us through the week

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A study of 2,000 adults has revealed the signs that things are going your way – including getting an unexpected pay rise and arriving late for a train, but discovering it’s been delayed. Other ‘punch the air moments’ include having a good hair day, enjoying sunshine on your day off, and discovering an old item […]

How to talk about pay at work

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With the BBC releasing the salaries of its highest-paid stars, the hot topic of the moment is whether people should feel free to discuss their pay with their colleagues. A recent Twitter poll revealed 53% of PA Life readers think remuneration should be kept private, but those who thought it was acceptable feel quite strongly. […]

Employers’ basic pay growth expectations hit three-and-a-half-year low

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Workers face a squeeze on their earnings as employers anticipate awarding median pay rises of just 1% in the year ahead, according to findings from the latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook survey. The survey of more than 1,000 employers suggests that the UK economy is about to be hit by a fall in […]

PA salaries to grow in 2017 as employers look to support sustainable growth

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The 2017 Robert Walters Global Salary Survey has revealed that personal assistants will see the strongest salary growth of all business support professionals, with salaries rising 10% year-on-year. Nick Allwood, Manager at Robert Walters comments: “Despite an uncertain economic climate, employers, particularly in the North West, are still looking to achieve steady growth in 2017, […]

How to increase your chances of getting a pay rise

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Asking for a pay rise is never a fun conversation to have with your boss, but it has to be done if you want to receive the right compensation for what you do. The worst that can come of it is a “no” from your employer, so there’s nothing to lose. Here’s a bit of […]

Professional salaries have grown by 3.68% in past three years

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Average starting salaries for professional roles have grown by a composite rate of 3.68% in the past three years, according to the Robert Half 2017 Salary Guide. Salaries for professional roles in finance and accounting, financial services, technology and administration are predicted to grow by a further 2.1% in 2017. The Robert Half 2017 Salary […]

70% of women think asking for a pay rise puts their job at risk

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Millions of women fear asking for a pay rise will jeopardise their career, according to new research. Seven in 10 females said they wouldn’t even consider asking for a pay rise – with half concerned it might put their job at risk. And just one in five has asked her boss for a salary increase […]

New study suggests women do ask for a pay rise but don’t get it

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New research from Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for a pay rise just as often as men, but men are 25% more likely to get a one when they ask. Using a randomly chosen sample of 4600 workers across more than 800 employers, the […]

CFOs giving promotions without pay rises

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New research from leading recruitment specialists Robert Half UK reveals securing a promotion is no guarantee of a pay rise, as 94% of finance professionals would elevate an employee into a new role without offering any additional remuneration. The primary motivation (42%) for chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance directors (FDs) promoting employees without offering […]

Pay growth likely to remain slow until end of the decade

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Many employees are unlikely to see much of a boost to the real value of their pay until at least the end of this decade, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook published today by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies a number […]

Would you rather clean the house than ask for a pay rise?

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If the thought of asking for a pay rise creates a sense of dread so bad you’d rather scrub the floors or spend quality time at the dentist’s surgery, you’re not alone. While 65% of employees surveyed by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half have more confidence in their job prospects compared to a year ago, […]