Fewer than one in ten workers will discuss their salary with their
colleagues, a new report has claimed.
Research conducted by the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP)
and reported by onrec.com has shown that only seven per cent of
staff have discussed what they earn with their colleagues, although
90 per cent have told family and friends.
It found that 42 per cent of employees would refuse to tell a
colleague the amount they earned.
Maurice Cheng, chief executive officer of the IPP, said the
findings are good news for employers as they show staff have less
opportunity to feel undervalued or dissatisfied compared to their
"However, it is still important that employers keep in touch with
their staff and regularly assess how happy they are with their
current pay," he said.
A recent worldwide survey of pay by Mercer found that British
salaries are likely to increase by 3.1 per cent during 2008, 1.1
per cent above projected inflation.
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