In Sweden, there is no national legislation governing raises, meaning that you are not automatically entitled to one. However, raises are covered in most collective agreements, and if your company doesn’t have a collective agreement, they will do as they wish. The most common practice though is that you have an annual salary review. If you are new to a workplace, you are most likely not entitled to the first salary review coming up, as most organizations have a policy that you will need to have been employed for a minimum of one year to take part.
It is very unusual to discuss your salary outside these set dates, which will be announced in advance and happen in conjunction with your utvecklingssamtal (a form of performance review, focused on your professional development). Your closest manager will probably be in charge of your salary review that may take the form of one or several meetings.
Stay alert; in the next slideshow we will look at how raises are calculated, because this is something that many international professionals are unaware of.