It has been revealed that men are more likely to ask for a pay rise according to a survey released from Ceridian, one of the largest providers of human resource services in the world. Of the 8% of respondents who claimed they would negotiate hard for a salary increase, three quarters of them were men! One in three said they would rather leave a company than ask for a pay rise and one in six said they would never ask for a salary increase. It seems to be that the older the respondent the more confident they were to ask for a pay rise as a massive 81% of over 35's would feel comfortable with it but only 19% of under 34's would.
The survey also revealed that a massive 53% of us would not share our salary details with our families. But interestingly we are interested in knowing what our colleagues earn with five out of ten admitting that. But a staggering 70% wouldn't tolerate having their salary details disclosed to their colleagues. Its seems to be the over 55's that weren't so bothered about knowing their colleagues earning as only 29% said they would be interested as opposed to 72% of 18-24 year olds.
Karan Paige, Chief People Officer of Ceridian UK, the company which commissioned this survey, commented; “Our research demonstrates that pay is an important personal issue and one which employers need top think carefully about. 46% of respondents indicated that they would be interested to know what their colleagues earn but making salary grades of employees transparent across an organization is a complex matter and likely to remain an issue of constant debate amongst employers. That said, managers need to be sympathetic and responsive to the need of employees".
Chris Crawford is the MD of BD Recruitment a specialist recruiter for creative manager jobs , marketing management jobs and business analysis jobs, based in Manchester, UK.