What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise Too Soon

How to say no and keep them motivated.by Rebecca Knight

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A hungry, driven employee is every manager’s dream. But when you have a direct report whose ambition and desire are greater than their ability or experience, managing expectations isn’t easy. How should you handle someone who is constantly asking for a promotion, raise, or responsibility for which they aren’t yet ready? What’s the best way to help them set realistic goals? And how can you do it without discouraging them?

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