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How To Negotiate A Salary Increase In 2024

As annual reviews arise, securing a salary increase may be on your list of professional goals. Whether negotiating within your current role or pursuing new opportunities, mastering the art of salary negotiation can be a pivotal move, ensuring your compensation reflects your skills and expertise. According to Career Builder , a significant 73% of employers in the United States expect candidates to negotiate salary when presented with an initial job offer. However, despite this expectation, a surprising 55% of job candidates choose not to negotiate their salary. This reluctance often stems from factors such as a lack of confidence in negotiation skills, fear of rejection, limited information about industry standards or company compensation, and a perceived lack of bargaining power. Adding to this, data from Pew Research Center reveals there is a gender disparity in salary increases. A higher percentage of men (42%) express satisfaction with the initially offered pay compared to women...

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 19, 2024

How Companies And Employees Can Manage Workplace Microaggressions In 2024

Even in 2024, workplace microaggressions such as “Is that your real hair?” or “You’re so articulate” persist nationwide. Despite their subtle nature, these behaviors do not go unnoticed, leaving a lasting impact on the workplace atmosphere, morale and creating challenges for those targeted. From making assumptions about one’s abilities based on background to perpetuating stereotypes and using exclusionary language, managing workplace microaggressions requires a thoughtful approach. The first vital step is acknowledging that even well-meant words can cause harm. Building an understanding that unintended comments often reinforce unfair systems allows us to then dismantle that damage. Additionally, self-awareness of our own possible microaggressions, though uncomfortable, can prevent workplace exclusion. According to the 2023 McKinsey & Company report on Women in the Workplace , 78 percent of women resort to self-shielding at work in response to these microaggressions, modifying their...

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 13, 2024

360-Degree Feedback Is A Great Tool For Professional Growth; Here's How To Do It Right

Say goodbye to monthly one-on-one check-ins and hello to 360-degree feedback, an approach to professional growth from the perspective of multiple sources. This approach, distinct from supervisor-led evaluations, incorporates input from peers, subordinates, and external stakeholders, making it a new option for career development. But as companies learn how to implement 360-degree feedback with their team, there are specific benefits and challenges to consider. The Pros Of 360-Degree Feedback One of the notable benefits of the 360-degree feedback method is its capacity to foster enhanced self-awareness among individuals. By incorporating insights from various organizational perspectives, employees gain a full-circle view of their performance. This understanding enables them to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, promoting personal development and growth . Beyond individual assessments, the 360-degree feedback method can also contribute to strengthened team dynamics....

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 13, 2024

Maryland Leads A First-Of-Its-Kind Proposal In The U.S. To Have 4-Day Workweeks

A U.S. state is taking the lead for effective change in the workplace.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 1, 2023

These Founders Developed A Mental Health Platform To Empower People Of Color In The Workplace

A lack of belonging in the workplace led associates turned founders Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi to develop a mental health app for people of color to find support and community.  

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 9, 2022

Coqual CEO Lanaya Irvin Aims To Effectuate Positive Change In The Workplace With The Black Equity Index

Racial Equity in the workplace is more than just a “buzzword” for Coqual and their new initiative, the Black Equity Index (BEI) . It’s a legitimate metric that Coqual — who commissioned the Index — hopes will spark what they’re calling “systemic, sustainable change” in corporate America. Black men and women in corporate America are well aware of racial disparities in the workplace — and unfortunately, they aren’t strangers to being the “lonely only” in the boardroom. What the Black Equity Index — an independent and credible benchmark — hopes to do is “provide greater accountability for companies and their leadership teams,” with the proviso that they have tangible benchmarks to improve their equity efforts year over year. Coqual launches the Black Equity Index today! This new initiative is designed to drive systemic, sustainable change for Black professionals in the workplace. Learn more at — Coqual...