For employers, wages can be a contentious issue in the workplace. While it is an essential tool in attracting top-quality employees and keeping existing ones, it can lead to division in companies.

For employees, wages can be a sensitive topic. Whether it is at the end of a job interview, or if you are working for an established business, discussing the topic of wages with the boss can be awkward. Various questions will go through one’s head; what if I undersell myself? If I ask for too much will I come across as arrogant? How should I approach it?