Company culture. It’s not in the one-liners on the walls, nor the office deckchairs, espresso machine or popcorn stations. Previously an HR buzzword, company culture is now more mainstream and a critical aspect of business success. So much so that many of us now prioritize culture over salary when it comes to job satisfaction. According to Glassdoor’s Mission and Culture Survey 2019, 56% in fact claim culture is more important than the size of their monthly pay-check. Surprised? Hold-fire, there’s more…
For even the most hardened workforce veteran, salary negotiations can be stressful. For a young professional, negotiating that first salary bump can be excruciating. To make that process less stressful and more productive, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question:
What is your best advice for young professionals when entering their first (or next) round of salary negotiations?
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of winning. When you work hard to achieve a goal and you finally reach it, you feel a sense of euphoria and accomplishment. In the case of your job search, you might think that you’ve won when you receive a job offer. While this accomplishment should be met with a sigh of relief, sometimes the sense of relief of no longer spending your free time filling out applications can blind you to some of the realities of that offer.
It isn’t always all about the money. In fact, about 70% of young people entering the workforce do not consider salary to be their number one concern when searching for a job. For many, workplace perks, company culture, and other non-salary benefits are more important than simple monetary compensation.
Salary negotiation isn’t part of your everyday job, but it is an essential part of getting fair compensation for your work. Unsurprisingly, it’s an anxiety-inducing event for most employees, especially millennials. Here, we put together a list of five tips to help millennials negotiate salary like a pro.
It’s very exciting to receive a new job offer, but there are still many job offer questions that must be answered before actually accepting and starting a new job. Certain information may not have been discussed in an interview, and are critical for a new employee to successfully adapt to a new job and environment.