Nearly half of Brits don’t feel comfortable asking their employer for pay rise
A study conducted by CV-Library has discovered that nearly half (45.3%) of Brits don’t feel comfortable asking their existing employer for a pay rise. What’s more, almost a third (31.7%) claimed that they wouldn’t feel comfortable negotiating pay with a new employer.
The survey of 1,200 British professionals reveals that almost two-thirds (61.3%) of Brits haven’t received a pay rise in the last 12-18 months. Of those who did, four in ten (38.6%) received an increase of up to 2%.
Below, the study reveals the top ten sectors where Brits are least likely to negotiate on salary:
Social care (59.5%)
Of the 49.6% of Brits who have negotiated on a job offer, the majority (79.5%) claimed to have negotiated on salary. Other popular aspects which Brits negotiated on included working hours (46.9%) and flexible working (29.1%).