Return of the Candidate Job Market: Salary Negotiations on the Rise


As the war for talent heats up and the UK rapidly enters a candidate’s jobs marketnew researchfrom leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK reveals companies are increasingly willing to enter into salary negotiations to secure top talent.  Two-thirds (67%) of HR directors are more willing to negotiate salary rates with top candidates than a year ago, signalling to applicants that they are now in a strong position to push for higher salaries and benefits packages.

The study also reveals the changing attitude of hiring managers to discussing remuneration packages with would-be employees.  Historically candidates have been dissuaded from proactively discussing their potential salary, especially early in the recruitment process.  However, the research reveals that less than one in 10 (7%) of HR directors now feel the company should always be the first to initiate remuneration discussions.


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