Employers more open to negotiating pay, perks and benefits than last year
While one-third of Canadian professionals tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last employment offer, 65 per cent of senior managers said they expect some back-and-forth on salary.
More than half are more open to negotiating compensation (53 per cent) and non-monetary perks and benefits (56 per cent) than they were a year ago, found surveys by staffing firm Robert Half.
"Managers and jobseekers alike should approach compensation negotiations as an inevitable part of the hiring process," said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, international staffing operations.
"Professionals today have more negotiating power than they realize," he said. "As companies struggle to find talent in the current market, many are open to adjusting the pay and benefits offered to top candidates."
The surveys include responses from more than 500 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments and more than 600 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees in Canada.