3 ways to get your boss to say yes to a payrise

3 ways to get your boss to say yes to a payrise

Climbing the career ladder is not easy, and getting the salary, you deserve will involve asking difficult questions, that none of us likes. Asking for more money can make us a bit squeamish at times, however, we have some tips that will help you get through it successfully.

Here are Kelly’s three key recommendations to help you negotiate your next pay rise no matter what your role is.

1. Firstly, you should know what you are asking for. Always have a clear idea of what you want and try to avoid asking for ‘some’ more money or perks. Talent is needed especially now, when the UK faces Brexit. Statistics show that UK net migration is falling and will continue to do so. Brexit will affect universities and scientific sector, which means that potential candidates are likely to head to more stable countries that can ensure the funding for long-term projects.

Employers are facing a shortage of suitable candidates to fill the jobs, especially the ones that require hard-to-find skills, such as U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation, JavaScript, Change Control, Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), GxP, Medical Writing, ISO 13485 or Regulatory Requirements. According to the latest data, the most sought-after roles are these in life science industry: Medical Writer, Bioinformatician, Medical Research Advisor, Test Development Engineer, Clinical Research Specialist, Software Tester, Medical Advisor and Regulatory Specialist (Atkinson, 2017). Individuals with this set of skills are highly demanded and valuable to employers who will often seek to attract them with competitive salary and benefits. That’s why you need to know the value of your skills and what they are worth on the market. 

2. Showcase your accomplishments. Your boss needs to know why you deserve a pay rise, therefore you need to put together all your achievements, especially the ones beyond your usual responsibilities.

3. Finally, always be respectful. It is just another business meeting that will require some negotiation and keeping your emotions under control.

Asking for a pay rise can be scary even if you prepare for it well ahead. Keep our tips in mind, and above all, make sure you know what you are worth to the employer. If your boss says no then Kelly is always here to support you in your job search!

What are your tips for winning a #PayRise?

Reference
Atkinson, B. 11.2017, Life Sciences Professionals on LinkedIn