At Executive Agents, when advising on remuneration negotiations for our clients we are continually blown-away by how much people undervalue their worth. Here are some of the most common oversights people make.
People don’t research the salaries of their industry.
People think they will keep their boss happy by taking whatever is offered to them.
People don’t talk to their peers.
People make unreasonable requests. A good rule of thumb is request no more than 10% higher than initially offered. Speak to your Executive Agent for strategies on how to get raises up to 100% higher than this.
Maintain open and continuous communication.
Be flexible and accommodative.
Maintain healthy rapport with the salary counterparty.
No negotiations via email. Everything should be done in a conversation.
Don’t be attached to the outcome. It’s all business at the end of the day. Be playful.
Think holistically. Think about your entire package. Leave, entitlements, fringe benefits. All these things can be brought to the table.
Don’t wear out the counterparty. This can include both your manager and HR.
Be someone who creates their future.
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