Tips & Tricks to Help You Find Clarity and Reach Your Full Potential in Business and Life
Trend Watch: “Quiet Promotion”: What It Is & What To Do If You Get One
On the heels of “Quiet Quitting” is the industry’s new term of the moment: “Quiet Promotion” – referring to the growing, post-pandemic trend of employees being given more work and more responsibilities without title recognition or paycheck perks. In fact, a recent JobSage survey found that 78% of workers have experienced increased workloads with no additional compensation.
We all want to demonstrate a “team player mentality” – especially now that layoffs are again on the rise. Understanding it can be difficult to say “no” to a boss framing the advanced work as a valuable learning opportunity or path to a future promotion, be mindful of when it crosses the line from being a team player to being taken advantage of. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re not being compensated or credited for increased responsibility, from our friends at Huffington Post and Life Hacker:
Evaluate your situation. Get a good grasp of how much extra work you have taken on and why. Clarify if it’s permanent
Request an in-person meeting with your manager. A conversation about the change in responsibilities is a chance to advocate for yourself and ask about a growth path for pay and title. It will help you later if/when you formally request this. You can also ask about coaching and onboarding to help set you up for success
Check salary tools, or better yet, compare your new duties (and salary if possible) with other positions within your organization
Ask yourself why (other than money) your higher-ups might object to promoting you. Then do what you can to gain the specific experience and skills you don’t yet have to strengthen your case for an official promotion
Keep track of everything you’re doing throughout your workday (original responsibilities and newly added)
Document the successful results of your efforts and positive feedback you receive from people within your organization and outside clients
If you’re going to ask for an official increase in title and pay, time it strategically. Is a regular review cycle coming up? Are you about to finish up a project that will make your case for a pay bump even stronger?
Be prepared. Whether you want to ask for a promotion, request a raise, or both, research, plan, and, practice!
If you are not successful with a pay raise or title change, think about negotiating other benefits like upping the days you work remotely
Additional source: WorkLife