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I need a pay rise

Posted over 2 years ago by Heidi Moreby

The cost of living is outgrowing salary growth by 1% on 2021 figures.

We’re not going to get political in this blog, you know the situation and likely already know that either you need a pay rise or are looking at your current workforce and thinking who could benefit from an uplift. So we’re going to give you some actionable advice …

I’m looking for a pay rise

We’ve previously written a blog on how you can ask for a pay rise, where we advise you to be mindful of preparing your reasons for asking and how you can approach the conversation with your employer.

However it is worth saying that not all employers will be able to meet this request as they’re too likely facing increased trading costs depending on which industry you’re working in. If this is the case then we encourage you to look at alternative options.

If you’re freelancing, don’t be afraid to uplift your daily rate. You can check out our salary guides for a rough benchmark, but don’t be afraid to reach out to a member of our team for advice.

I’ve been asked to/ I’m thinking about increasing my employees pay

Seeking trusted advice and resources are key to making the right choice around how to increase an employee’s salary. As recruiters we sit at the very heart of the job market and consistently have exposure to the changing scales of wages.

Our salary survey provides a rough guide for how much on average employers are paying employees in the north and south of the UK plus the Midlands, however we also encourage you to have a chat with a member of our team as they want what’s best for your team.

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