Archive: May 2017

Salary negotiation – Why are women less assertive than men in promoting their own interests and demands?

Pay equitySalary negotiation
Women are, in general, less assertive than men in promoting their own professional interests and demands. A lack of initiative in promoting one’s own personal interests is one of the major factors why women earn less than men and why their careers progress much more slowly. Lower incomes put women at financial risk and disadvantage upon retirement, given their lower savings and pensions. Retired women, single women and single mothers are at the greatest risk of poverty. What stands behind this behaviour?
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What is the best way to approach negotiations concerning your salary and job conditions?

Compensation and benefitsSalary negotiation
Conditions have never been better on the job market for employees to push for and negotiate conditions with which they will be truly satisfied. Skilful and capable people on the market are few and far between, and HR professionals have responded by thinking of inventive ways to attract and retain the best talent for their companies. All companies internally assess employees based on the added value they deliver to the business, their leadership, support, relationships, and especially in terms of the ROI (return on investment) they deliver. If you’re one of your company’s key employees, it’s good to know both your internal value and your overall market value, which is primarily determined externally, outside the company, by comparing your salary to the market value on
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