Shocker that Salary.com would have this as the #1 answer right?
But the fact remains, getting a salary bump is still the one thing that will keep most workers in their current jobs and make them feel truly valued. Granted, times have been tough since the recession in late 2008. And while the economy hasn’t completely recovered, it’s moving in the right direction and things are getting better. So if you’ve smashed all your goals year after year yet all of your raise requests have been denied, then don’t be afraid to find a company that will pay you what you’re worth.
Money isn’t everything, but it’s certainly a huge part of the equation.