Spotlight on: pay reviews and raises
September is a common start date for nannies, which means that many are coming up to their nanny-versary around now. We’ve already talked about job reviews in the newsletter but let’s tackle the thorny issue of pay. In this economic climate a raise should never be a given but many nannies do expect a pay rise year on year. A yearly review is a chance to look at a nanny’s role and see whether she has taken on more responsibility and how that can be compensated for. Even a small raise to cover the increased cost of living is appreciated but when a raise really is impossible a nanny still needs to know their hard work is appreciated so think about suggesting an extra day of holiday, a bonus or some other kind of gesture of recognition.