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Performance Reviews

Never go into a performance review unprepared because there's too much on the line. We'll give you the tools and advice you need to arm yourself with before meeting with your bosses to discuss a raise and/or a bonus. When is the best time for a performance review? What should you focus on? Are there things you should never say or do during a performance review? We have all the answers you need so check back often for the best advice and tips to help you get a raise.

Performance Reviews Advice

  • Peak Performance: Company Objectives and Performance Standards

    Usually, corporate objectives are set by the executive committee and include overall goals for quality, customer service, finance, and teamwork. These four objectives are then translated into functional objectives that serve as guidelines … Read more...

  • The Performance Review

    Performance reviews give employees and employers a chance to evaluate regularly whether they are happy with each other. The review is a meeting between you and your boss to discuss both the results of your work and the process you went … Read more...

  • Everything is Negotiable Learn the power factors

    It's all negotiable. Every new job - every performance review, in fact - is an opportunity to negotiate base salary, various kinds of bonuses, benefits, stock options, and other incentives that add to job satisfaction and provide financial … Read more...

  • I was promised a salary increase after a trial period of two months, but it hasn't happened yet.

    I've been in this job for five months. I started out as a data entry clerk and was promoted to project manager in the first six weeks. At the time, I was promised a salary increase after a trial period of two months. But it hasn't happened … Read more...

  • Raises and Promotions

    Get yourself into the habit of recognizing when you have been doing a good job for an extended period. This is the classic signal that you're ready for a promotion, a pay increase, or both. Learn the etiquette about pay talk on the job. … Read more...

  • The New Salary Negotiation

    With sites like Salary.com employees have access to the equivalent of a Kelley Blue Book for jobs. The availability of online compensation information has leveled the playing field between employer and employee when it comes to negotiation … Read more...

  • Did I get a big enough raise with this promotion?

    Q. I recently accepted a new role as a Web assessment client coordinator within an organization for whom I have been working for a year. My previous salary was $25,000. When asked about my desired compensation for this new role, I replied, … Read more...

  • Is it time to ask again for my raise?

    I've been in this job for five months. I started out as a data entry clerk and was promoted to project manager in the first six weeks. At the time, I was promised a salary increase after a trial period of two months. But it hasn't happened … Read more...

  • Should I have gotten a bigger raise with my HR promotion?

    At my performance review, the new HR director complimented me on taking the initiative to learn the benefits generalist's job and on how quickly I caught on. She then promoted me to benefits administrator. I was very excited, but when she … Read more...

  • May an employer put a cap on a job?

    I work in a hospital in Florida as a computer operator. Before this I was a computer operator at another company for almost 20 years. I am paid a salary of $19,406, well below the Computer Operator I salary quoted in the Salary Wizard, … Read more...