HOW DO I GET PAID MORE WITHOUT HAVING TO MANAGE A TEAM?
DARREN BUCHANAN MANAGING DIRECTOR, HAYS QUEENSLAND
Securing a pay rise doesn’t have to involve people management responsibilities. It’s about using your accomplishments and the value you add to the organisation. Look at your recent achievements. Do they exceed your objectives or original job description? What additional duties have you or could you take on? When it comes time to ask for your pay rise, focus on outcomes so that you support your request with evidence of the additional value you now bring. You may also want to have a fallback position. What about additional annual leave, study or other benefits?
SINEAD HOURIGAN BRISBANE DIRECTOR, ROBERT WALTERS
People leadership and management is one clear path to career progression but depending on your area of expertise, there can be many others. We are seeing more organisations evolve their thinking around the fact that some employees are exceptional at their chosen field of expertise but are not interested in or capable of leading and managing teams. These people are often offered promotions into more specialist expertise-related roles without people management being added into their remit. Also do your research using the multitude of salary surveys in the market.
JULIE FORD SENIOR EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT, MCARTHUR
There are a number of options available to you but they all involve increasing your capacity and ability to add value to the organisation. Gaining or updating your qualifications is a good way to demonstrate your increased capacity and expertise. This will involve an investment in your education but shows commitment to your employer and chosen career path. Taking on higher duties or projectbased work will often result in an increase in salary with the added benefit of increasing your own skills base while assisting the organisation to achieve its goals.
DR NERIDA HILLBERG DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, FERRIS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
Leadership roles aren’t for everyone. There are a number of ways to increase your remuneration without managing a team. Speak with the person you report to and request additional responsibilities. This opens a discussion to have those responsibilities remunerated. Prepare for the conversation. Consider the KPIs you could attach to the extra workload in order for it to be easily quantified as value you add to the business. Also consider enrolling in activities that will perhaps offer a niche skill. This makes a case to justify a pay rise.