How to say “no” when your employee asks for more pay

July 1, 2016

In a perfect world, every time you wanted to reward a high-performing employee with more cash, you’d have the wherewithal to do it and no other factors to consider. In some instances, an employee may ask and then receive. However, this isn’t always easy to do, and in some cases it’s not feasible at all.

In this day and age, it’s common for some managers to view their subordinates as friends, as many work environments have taken a more relational turn in previous years. Because of the heightened level of comfort, employees may be more willing to ask for raises, and in the same regard, some managers may want to please their employees. There’s a challenge then, in telling an employee no, especially when the manager is motivated to keep things amicable.

View the full this article by Pay Scale for more information on saying “no” when employees ask for more pay.

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