Influence

How to ask for a pay rise

Are you struggling with how to ask for a pay rise?
Do you know if the time is right to ask?
Do you know how to prepare?
Do you know the best way to act during the meeting? I have been on both sides of the fence when it comes to negotiating pay rises. I have been the manager as well as the employee. I am going to show you what I expect as a manager during a negotiation as well as what I have done to get a pay rise myself.
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By Nicholas Foster, ago
Influence

How to get noticed at work

Work is a competitive environment and being visible is a must if you want to succeed in your career. Are you having trouble getting noticed at work? Are you stuck in the same company position whilst your peers progress? If so, then I am going to show you some practical actions that will raise your head above your peers and get you the recognition you deserve. (more…)

By Nicholas Foster, ago
Influence

How to ask for a promotion and succeed

The previous organisation I worked for had an extremely effective and tough promotion process with independent employee evaluators and senior promotion boards. The candidates that I and my management team put forward in the last three years were all promoted apart from one.

The reason for the high success rate was due to our evaluation of whether the potential candidate was ready to be promoted. Today, I am going to share this evaluation criteria with you, so that when you ask for a promotion you have all the evidence you need to present a strong case to your manager. Please ensure however that you are truthful with yourself on this evaluation as it will be important if you want to achieve success.
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By Nicholas Foster, ago
Influence

Want to improve your performance rating?

I am really pleased that you have arrived here as you have shown proactivity in wanting to understand how you can improve your performance assessment rating, unlike others I have seen who meet their objectives and complain that their rating does not match their expectations.

The following post will show you the techniques I used to improve my rating with multiple managers throughout my long corporate career as well as some practical ideas to take away with you.
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By Nicholas Foster, ago