Residents’ opinion: wages should be stated in the job offers
Most interviewed Latvian residents are confident that stating the size of offered wage in job offers should be mandatory, according to results of a survey performed by CV Market.
When asked if stating wage amount in job offers should be mandatory, 77% of respondents said yes.
The number of men and women who agree wages should be stated in job offers is more or less equal. The majority of those who believe such an aspect is unnecessary are women under 35. Among men, such views are most often shared by those older than 35. «The topic of wages is a rather sensitive one for businessmen,» CV Market personnel selection manager Kristaps Kolosovs comments the survey. He continues: «Most companies do not have an established wage system. This is why employers are often unsure what the wage of their new employee may be in the end. The final size of the wage often comes from calculating work results, productivity or sales results.»
Residents’ opinion on this matter has changes slightly in the past two years. In 2015, 89% of respondents said in favour of stating wages in job offers, whereas 11% said it is unnecessary. «Residents often believe that by stating the wage in job offer would attract only people who are only interested in money. We propose changing this habit. By stating the possible wage amount, there will be a larger number of candidates for employers to pick from. This would help companies to save resources and time with employees who are not prepared to work for a set wage,» Kolosovs said. A total of 1,271 respondents aged 20 to 55 participated in the survey by CV Market.