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Raise in salary can be asked for
Many a times, a lot of employees get demotivated because they feel that they are getting paid less than what they deserve but are afraid to ask for a raise in salary. There are many myths associated with salary negotiation after joining a company. This simple presentation in an attempt to dissect those myths and get a clarity if asking for raise in salary is justified.

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Greetings, You have mentioned the myths. Please share your thoughts on how can they be resolved . Looking forward to hear more on this
The best time to negotiate for salary is the time when th eemployer makes you an offer when you have demonstrated your worth fully upto the expectation of the employer. Also, the employer recompense you that you're the likely person suitable.
An untimely salary discussion may prevent employer thinking that you may be considering for a higher pay or opportunity.
Everyone should be au fait with their thinking that "Salary" should be viewed in terms of the employment offered.

Sure, when an employer makes you an offer, is definitely a time to negotiate for salary - not negotiate for a raise in salary.
It is logical to think that a discussion on raise in salary will be done with tact, at appropriate time and with enough justification for the same.
Though I have not really understood what you mean by the statement that "salary" should be viewed in terms of employment offered - I think that just as the terms and nuances of the employment change over time, so should the compensation associated with it. And if one thinks that that is not happening then there is nothing wrong is raising the issue!

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It is true that I have not really mentioned how the issues related to the myths can be resolved. It was done on purpose. When the solutions is not there, one tends to think about it. But now that you have brought it up, let us take the myth that says: The best way to get a raise in salary is to list the reasons why I need more money.

This is not going to help. The reason is that this logic will be applicable to each and every employee of the company. After all with the increase in cost of living, everyone's expenses would have gone up. So if the company were to raise your salary because your expenses have gone up then they'll have to do the same for everyone.

Therefore, the justification for asking a raise in salary would have to be the other way round - about the company and not about you.

So instead of saying why you need more money, you'll have to show why you deserve more money. The rationale should be employer-centered. Show them the value that you bring to the table. Let your performance speak for you. That will help you get more money.

Of course, after you've given very good professional reasons why you deserve a raise in salary based on your contribution and performance, you could consider using emotional appeals to get what you want!

I would be happy if other readers also came forward and contributed their thoughts on this ticklish issue of asking for raise in salary after they have joined a company. Under what circumstances is this justified and how should one go about it.

well it fits fine in my situation... but my boss told me that after 4 month they will be posting me into another location, currently i am at delhi, which is my home town, should i ask for a rise in case of transfer, coz here i am getting 10k per month, and i am managing whole of north india as admin.
Ofcourse you should ask for raise as relocating allowances, settling benefits like allowance w.r.t the city you are being shifted. You may also like to check your Company policies for Employees (documented in handbook) to claim allownaces.
It is true that gradually raise in salary is good for the employer because it doesn't allow the employee to think negative for company.
salaries aspect depend on various variation like company getting growth day by day and employee showing interest to do work after the closing time.
Good company has to hold the salary aspect very cautiously.

Dear Members.
As Hr person practicing in senior capacity, I have risen to the position of GM in my last assignment over a period of time. Also I handled the performance appraisal, rise in salary, demotion, promotion and out of turn promotion for a large number of employees in different locations.
In my view, the salary should never be the subject of discussion/debate/issues for the employees if systems and procedures are in place with clear cut HR mandate and policy in organisation. One should deal with the subject with overall perspective of the organisation and Human resources Vs Market situations. In short the HR should be nimble enough to assess proactively or re actively on the salary and related issues.
V. Rangarajan.

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