Professor Mara Olekalns, writing in The Conversation, explores the realities of seeking a pay rise. She advises us to make our case for a pay rise by highlighting our unique skills and contributions to the organisation, providing a well-reasoned case for increased wages and explore some non-economic ways to enhance your overall remuneration package. However she adds a caveat on this approach: it works better for men than for women, who violate the stereotype-based expectations that they display warmth and concern when they ask.
She acknowledges that asking for a pay rise isn’t simple for many employees and provides some practical tips for negotiating a pay rise. Also refer to the Harvard Business review advice on how to be your own best advocate.