54% of skilled Kiwi professionals say they intend to ask their boss for a pay rise at their next review, while 22% are considering the idea, according to the recently released Hays Salary Guide.
Hays is a recruitment company that operates globally, including in New Zealand.
“New Zealand’s skilled professionals are certainly not shy about asking their boss for what they believe their skills are worth,” says Jason Walker, managing director, Hays, New Zealand.
“After several years of smaller salary increases, they are tackling employers’ prevailing cautious approach to salaries head-on.”
The Hays Salary Guide is a survey that included more than 500 organisations in New Zealand.
81% of these employers expect business activity to increase in the next 12 months, 48% intend to increase their permanent staff levels in the year ahead and 80% say skill shortages will impact the effective operation of their business or department in a minor (43%) or significant (37%) way.
Walker continues, “employers are more positive and so a large number of New Zealand’s skilled professionals are determined to request a salary increase from their boss.”
Hays has outlined a step-by-step guide to approaching your boss for a pay rise:
Walker concludes, “above all, use your accomplishments and the value you add to the organisation as the basis of your negotiation. In this way, you’ll clearly demonstrate your worth and will be in a stronger negotiating position.”