The Best Ways to Handle a Raise Request

It takes guts to approach the boss and ask for more money. Treat the request with respect, and follow these important steps before you blurt out a yes or no.

The Best Ways to Handle a Raise Request

Jeff Haden is a contributing editor for and a LinkedIn Influencer. He is the author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win.

Years ago, I got fired over problems that arose regarding an employee’s raise. So I may care a little more about what you should say, and do, when an employee asks for a salary increase.

But you should care just as much because how you handle the raise request will immediately...

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