- Make sure you know your worth. Compare your salary to what other people in your position, both internally and externally, are receiving.
- Demand that your employer keeps to the specified review date, because if you do eventually get a rise, it's very difficult to back-date it.
- If you feel you're an asset to your employer, but aren't getting sufficient reward, then getting another job offer is the ultimate negotiation tactic.
The threat of your departure may free your employer's hand to negotiate a rise.