“In these conditions, the employee is in the driver seat,” said Alison Sullivan, a Glassdoor pay trends analyst.
But often, when it comes to getting a raise, it’s also up to employees to take the initiative, added Michael Erwin, a senior career advisor with CareerBuilder — and that’s where most workers falter.
“Asking for a raise or promotion is worse than public speaking,” he said. “People just don’t know how to do it.”
To be successful, Erwin advises workers follow these steps: