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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Negotiators: Resist Vividness Bias in Negotiations

PON Staff   •  06/29/2021   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

vividness bias

Vividness bias is the tendency to overweight the vivid and prestigious attributes of a decision, such as salary or an employer’s status, and underweight less impressive issues, such as location or rapport with colleagues. Let’s talk about a clear vividness bias example from 2015 in Major League Baseball.

For the New York Mets, it was hard … Read More 

Job Offer Negotiation Tips During the Pandemic

Katie Shonk   •  01/18/2021   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many jobseekers have concluded that if they are lucky enough to be offered a good job in a tight market, they lack the power needed to negotiate better employment terms. In fact, a silver lining of the crisis is that it has created new opportunities to negotiate. With the coronavirus throwing … Read More 

Asking for More in Salary Negotiation: When Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston Spoke Out

Katie Shonk   •  12/07/2020   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

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“We’re very much a sexist society,” actress Jennifer Aniston said in back in 2015 in an interview with the New York Times, addressing not just the constant questions she faces about marriage and children, but about recent revelations of pay discrimination and salary negotiation in Hollywood.

“Women are still not paid as much as men,” Aniston … Read More 

Setting Standards in Negotiations

PON Staff   •  12/03/2020   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

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As the starting point from which all commercial transactions occur, from purchasing equipment to setting salaries, negotiatiosn in business is an essential skill no matter what field a negotiator finds herself. Using an objective standard can strengthen your proposal and eliminate emotional bias. … Read More 

Ask A Negotiation Expert: Job Negotiations In the COVID-19 Era

PON Staff   •  09/01/2020   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

People across divide

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis have shaken up nearly everyone’s working life. We asked Hannah Riley Bowles, the Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School, for advice on how to adapt to this uncertain time.
Negotiation Briefings: What advice would you give to people who are currently … Read More 

How to Bargain Salary: Laughing Matters?

Katie Shonk   •  03/09/2020   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

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As they contemplate how to bargain salary, job candidates are often at a disadvantage relative to the hiring organization. Due to the well-documented anchoring effect, the first figure introduced into a negotiation tends to strongly influence the final outcome. Unfortunately for candidates, the wage or wage range that employers give in a job listing or … Read More 

Successes & Messes: From discord to harmony

PON Staff   •  07/31/2019   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

A contract dispute this past spring 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 the dispute to a mutually satisfactory finale.
Negotiations in a minor key
Over 11 … Read More 

Compensation Negotiation Tips for Salary Bargaining

Katie Shonk   •  10/15/2018   •  Filed in Salary Negotiations

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Job candidates are often eager for compensation negotiation tips, and with good reason: they tend to be at a bargaining disadvantage relative to the hiring organization. Due to the well-documented anchoring effect, the first figure introduced into the discussion can strongly influence the final outcome—and the wage or wage range cited by employers is likely … Read More 

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