Asking for a Raise: 10 Tips for Making Your Pitch

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HR professionals are used to being on the management side of salary negotiations, but they may not be as comfortable when it comes to negotiating their own pay and perks. However, if they want to reap the just rewards of the labor, HR pros need to become comfortable with playing both sides of this subtle pay-raise game.

The first step is knowing where you stand. A recent SHRM survey of  88,000 HR professionals is a good place to start; it offers average compensation levels for dozens of different HR positions. Then, lay out your case using these presentation tips:

1. Get down to business quickly. State simply that you want to ask for a raise and present the documentation you have prepared. Be sure to cover all your accomplishments. If you are part of a team of people who report to your boss, he or she may not be fully aware of your individual c...(register to read more)

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