Feel More Confident About Requesting
Promotions & Raises
The year 2020 was rough on many levels. In regards to the economic nose dive, those who managed to keep their jobs didn’t even consider asking for a raise or promotion.
It’s like when you were a teen and just knew it was a bad time to ask for the car when your parents looked grumpy.
Taking the ride out for a spin is on everyone’s minds now. Americans are feeling more optimistic as the economy recovers and the allure of greater earnings and career boosts seems feasible.
That’s why the team at LiveCareer wanted to explore the topic of promotions and raises and help employees feel more confident about requesting them. They surveyed 950 U.S. employees to ask them questions about when their last raise was, how they felt when a colleague got the promotion they felt they deserved, if they’d requested their promotion or just been awarded it, and a couple dozen more.
The study brought to light:
- Who got promotions and raises the most
- Gender differences in terms of requesting promotions
- What the best aspects of getting a promotion were
- How employees felt who didn’t get the expected promotion/raise
- How promotions affected their work relationships
- What employees value (money vs. benefits)
The eye-opening results will surprise you! Some may even shock you, like this tidbit: 32% wanted to undermine a colleague who’d gotten a promotion.
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