Salary Health: Find Out If You Are Underpaid
The good news about pay raises hitting an all-time low last year is that an estimated three percent in salary increases are expected in 2010, according to a survey by Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting company. That should help shift the mindset of employees who have felt frustrated by missing wage increases. But with the unemployment rate still hovering around 9 percent, many would rather swallow their complaints than ask for a raise and be shown the door. There are several ways to find out if you're really not earning to your potential. And, they will help when you are ready to negotiate an increase.