One-third of workers lose interest in job offer if employer won't negotiate beyond salary

But 34 per cent have never tried negotiating: survey
By Staff
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/11/2019
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Thirty-two per cent of workers in Canada say they've lost interest in a position when the company wasn't willing to negotiate elements beyond salary — such as job title or benefits — according to a survey. Shutterstock

Thirty-two per cent of workers in Canada say they've lost interest in a position when the company wasn't willing to negotiate elements beyond salary — such as job title or benefits — according to a survey.

However, one-third of workers have never negotiated after receiving a job offer, found the survey of more than 500 employees by Robert Half.

"To attract and retain the best, organizations need to understand what workers value beyond pay, and remain open and flexible when reviewing all aspects of their compensation package," says David King, senior district president of Robert Half Finance and Accounting.

"A robust offer that includes the things that matter most to employees — such as work-life balance options, competitive benefits and career advancement opportunities — is key to keeping them engaged and motivated."

Robert Half also surveyed more than 300 CFOs on the topic, and nearly all (99 per cent) said their companies are open to some back-and-forth with candidates on job offers: 62 per cent are willing to talk about compensation, while 48 per cent are prepared to discuss benefits, 44 per cent will discuss professional development and training reimbursement and 43 per cent will discuss remote work or scheduling arrangements (43 per cent).

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