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%)
Hospitality (58.3%)
Catering (54.1%)
Retail (50.2%)
Manufacturing (48.8%)
Education (43.8%)
Automotive (42.9%)
Property (42.1%)
Engineering (38.5%)
Distribution (37.8%)

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%).

Post by Peter Hutchins April 1 2019 Categories: News, Recruitment