The Magic Question: How Do I Ask For a Raise?

At some point in your career, you may find yourself wanting a salary increase. But do you know the right way to ask for a raise? According to Mercer’s 2014/2015 US Compensation Planning Survey, the average raise in base pay Continue reading The Magic Question: How Do I Ask For a Raise?

Salary Negotiation 101: The Top 5 Must-Knows

You’ve applied for a job, and gone through the interview process. Finally, you’ve heard the words you’ve been waiting for, “We’d like to make you an offer.” Now the salary negotiations begin, and being a good negotiator is not only Continue reading Salary Negotiation 101: The Top 5 Must-Knows

The President’s Plan to Make Life Easier for Working Families

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On June 23 2014, President Obama, along with the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress, hosted a Summit on Working Families. The goal of this summit was to find new Continue reading The President’s Plan to Make Life Easier for Working Families

The 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage

During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama called on Congress, business owners and local representatives to take action to raise the national wage floor.  The magic number?  $10.10.  Or rather, a 14% increase from the Continue reading The 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage