Welcome Performance + Pay Reviews
Today, it is common for companies to make employees feel iced out when they bring up a pay raise. In the past, giving regular, unsolicited raises to employees who had been with the company for extended periods and performed well was the norm. Today, employees – and particularly Black women – can feel they need to fight tooth and nail for small raises. If companies want to retain good talent and empower Black female employees to thrive, they should create a welcoming space to discuss pay. This can mean scheduling semi-annual performance and pay reviews, where employees can make their case for a raise to a willing and supportive supervisor.