Firms are more optimistic about the economy this year, and more willing for hiring and investment.
That's according to one recruiter who says that 2021 might be the year to ask for a raise.
After last year's economic uncertainty, many businesses are now looking to expand.
Shannon Barlow, from Frog Recruiter, told Kate Hawkesby women might have a harder time asking for a pay raise than men.
"Women are more likely to suffer from imposter syndrome, a doubt of their own talents and skills."
She says that all employees should know their value when it comes to negotiating a raise.