Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 24 November 2020

Pocketful of Dirhams: how to successfully negotiate a pay rise this year

Research studies say UAE residents are in line for a rise this year, so here's how to make it a reality

While every employee would like a pay rise in 2020, making it actually happen is another story altogether.

Numerous research studies say we are in line for a raise this year: employees in the UAE can expect an overall base salary increase of 4.5 per cent in 2020 across all industries, according to global consultancy Mercer.

Meanwhile, The Cooper Fitch Salary Guide says while strategy roles are set for a 5 per cent pay rise on their basic salary plus allowances this year, other sectors are looking at more modest increases of 2 per cent.

So how can ensure we get a pay rise at all?

Host Alice Haine, the personal finance editor of The National, is joined by Nyree McFarlane, The National’s features editor and David Mackenzie, Group Managing Director of recruitment company Mackenzie Jones, who explains how to secure that elusive pay rise. She is also joined, later in the show, by Rasheda Khatun Khan, founder of the wealth wellness corporate training company Design Your Life, who once secured a pay rise of 40 per cent.

In this episode:

Alice and Nyree on pay rise (1m 14s)

David Mackenzie (4m 12s)

Success Story (22m 28s)

Updated: January 29, 2020 11:56 AM

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