It’s something we avoid discussing, even among our friends and family and so it becomes all the more difficult to broach with our colleagues or manager. This lack of transparency is something that has allowed certain companies to underpay their employees, deny pay increases and has even contributed to the ongoing gender pay gap. So how do you overcome the awkwardness, embarrassment and perceived rudeness to secure that all important raise? Here’s 5 tips to help you during negotiations: Be informedInformation is power so make sure you stock up. Research the demand for candidates with your title, skills and experience and compare the average industry salaries within your location. But don’t stop there, do a deep dive on the make-up of your own company too and find out how pay increases are calculated. By looking at the number of people in specific teams, evaluating their tasks, longevity and impact in their roles, it’s easier to gauge your own value and ask for … [Read more...] about How to ask for a pay rise
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Technology By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 20 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43657546 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Next month a new law will make the consequences of failing to protect personal data for banks and others far more serious.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which … [Read more...] about Are you ready for a data privacy shake-up?
On April 4, 2018, companies had to submit a report on just how big the difference in pay is between men and women. And it means there has never been a better time for workers to ask for a pay rise. What was the Gender Pay Gap Report? UK companies with 250 or more employees had until midnight on April 4, 2018 to publish their gender pay gap data. Of those that published data, 78 per cent pay men more than women, 13 per cent pay women more and 8 per cent said they had no gender pay gap. If you’re working at a company with a significant difference in pay between men and women, now could be the best time to take confidence to ask for what you deserve. Is now a good time to ask for a pay increase? Totaljobs expert, Lynn Cahillane, said: “Workers in larger organisations have never been in a stronger position to tackle gender pay inconsistencies at work. "They can approach these conversations safe in the knowledge that these regulations are in place to ensure workplace … [Read more...] about How to ask your boss for a pay rise and how to find out what the gender pay gap is at your company
A RAFT of top celebrities were blasted this week after it emerged they are planning to charge fans for a selfie. Visitors to this year’s London Comic Con — an annual event for people who think Star Trek is real — have been told that it’ll cost £85 for a snap with former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston. Meat Loaf, meanwhile, will be £45, Pearl Mackie is £35 and the old socialist, Blackadder’s Tony Robinson, is £25. All animals are equal, it seems. Except him. Mind you, all are some way behind Michael J Fox, who once starred in a documentary about time travel. At the event in 2015 he charged an eye-watering £445. Although this did include a mug and an autograph. Doubtless you are all disgusted by this. Me too. I never charge when people ask for a selfie with me. I just tell them to bugger off. GMB presenters and Lorraine reveal before and after shots following Helen Mirren's no make up selfie on International Women's … [Read more...] about Meat Loaf, Christopher Eccleston and Pearl Mackie plan to charge for selfies — don’t ask for a picture with me
A DAD has revealed how his son asked him for a lift just hours before a drink-driver killed him as he walked to a 16th birthday party with pals. Ian Rice told Sun Online he was sick in bed when son Harry, 17, asked him if he could drop him off to see his friends. Harry was killed alongside best friends Josh McGuinness and George Wilkinson, both 16, as they walked to a friend’s birthday in Hayes, West London, on January 26 this year. Killer driver Jaynesh Chudasama had been downing booze in a supermarket car park before he slammed into the three teens. Speaking to Sun Online just moments after the driver was caged for 13 years, Ian revealed the haunting final words his son said to him. He said: "Harry actually asked me, and I hate to say this, ‘but dad can you run me down the road I’m going to meet the boys. "Unfortunately I had just got the flu and I was in bed that day and I said ‘Harry…’ and before I could say anything else he was out the door. … [Read more...] about Dad’s anguish over being sick in bed when son was killed by drink-driver just hours after being asked for a lift