Salary Negotiations

One of the most common negotiation scenarios many bargainers will face during one’s career is that of negotiating for a higher salary or better compensation. These articles focus on the effective negotiation tactics employed by negotiators who advocate on behalf of themselves or others to secure higher salaries or more competitive employment benefits.

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When a Little Power is a Dangerous Thing

PON Staff   •  04/07/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

a little power is a dangerous thing

In 1975, Leigh Steinberg launched his career as a sports agent by proving that even a little power can be a dangerous thing. He faced what appeared to be a tough negotiation with the Atlanta Falcons. The team had chosen Steinberg’s client, rookie quarterback Steve Bartkowski, as their first pick in the first round of … Read More 

Salary Negotiation: How to Ask for a Higher Salary

PON Staff   •  03/24/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

salary negotiation

For a new employee, salary negotiation skills can be the most important and the most intimidating, but the most important, of difficult conversations to have at the beginning of your career. A new employee, successfully negotiating a salary offer up by $5,000 could make a huge difference over the course of her career. … Read More 

How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

PON Staff   •  03/08/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

negotiate higher salary

When considering how to negotiate a higher salary, job candidates often focus on back-and-forth haggling strategies. But it’s at least as important to think about our broader goals, the type of organization we’d be joining, and the best way to frame an offer. The following advice on how to bargain salary should set you up … Read More 

Why Great Negotiators Earn More Money

Katie Shonk   •  03/01/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

Great Negotiators

What’s the best way to claim more money in a negotiation? Many professional negotiators would recommend hard-bargaining tactics, such as asking the other party to disclose their bottom line, standing firm on price, and threatening to walk away. But truly great negotiators recognize that using haggling strategies alone may leave significant money on the table. … Read More 

Dispute Resolution Example: The Chicago Symphony’s Contract Dispute

PON Staff   •  02/21/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

Dispute Resolution Example: The Chicago Symphony’s Contract Dispute

A 2019 contract dispute between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and its musicians led to a disruptive seven-week strike, the longest in the venerable orchestra’s 128-year history. The unlikely intervention of Chicago’s mayor just before he left office managed to draw this thorny dispute resolution example to a mutually satisfactory finale while also highlighting the … Read More 

Expert Job Negotiation Advice for Long-Term Success

PON Staff   •  02/03/2022   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

job negotiation advice

When you enter a job negotiation, what goals are foremost on your mind? If you’re like most people, you are primarily preoccupied with making a great impression and winning the job. Acing the interviews can seem like the only thing that matters, especially if you’ve been out of work or desperate to escape a miserable … Read More 

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