Res­i­dents’ opin­ion: wages should be stated in the job of­fers

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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.

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