If your employee has requested a pay rise, the way in which you respond could have a significant impact on them; a good experience may result in a reinvigorated interest in the role, increased job satisfaction and improved working relationships. A bad experience may result in resentment, tension and even a resignation letter.
In many ways your reaction is even more important than the issue of money. Often your employee is seeking validation for their work and some form of development in their role.
To help keep all parties happy, here are some things to consider should you be asked for a pay rise.