CXR Recommends: What Do Recruiters Want

Are recruiters happy with their current pay? The answer is mixed.

A recent survey by Hung Lee of Recruiting Brainfood demonstrated some interesting data on pay satisfaction among recruiters.

While more than half of the ~2,500 respondents reported being satisfied (or better) with their pay, roughly 43% reported some level of pay dissatisfaction. It’s a fabulous dataset to check out.

With pay transparency laws popping up across the country, you might ask what this means for your current employees. The answer is, of course, nuanced.

A recent article by the Washington Post highlights how pay transparency legislation in New York will impact employers, employees, and job seekers. The new law, which was enacted in May, requires job postings to share a salary range. The goal of the law is to close gender and racial wage gaps.

Organizations have an opportunity to review their pay practices and correct disparities. Pay dissatisfaction is linked closely to low employee morale – so it’s critical that employers fix discrepancies before job postings go live.

Pay transparency laws may help improve employee morale, too. For example, many employees who aren’t happy with their compensation may actually be overpaid. Pulling back the curtain on pay practices can help organizations become more competitive in attracting and retaining talent.

Check out the survey dataset here and the Washington Post article here.

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Gerry Crispin

Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics during a career in Human Resources that spans more than 40 years from HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; to boutique Executive Search firms; a Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior; and, GM of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 25 years ago.

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