Survey: 66% of workers expecting pay rise this year; 81% would consider moving jobs

Survey: 66% of workers expecting pay rise this year; 81% would consider moving jobs

Almost two thirds of Irish workers expect a pay rise in 2016, but men are more likely to ask for one.

A new survey shows that 27% of men would feel confident asking for a wage increase, compared to 18% of women.

However, only 39% of us who expected a pay rise in 2015 actually got one.

As people evaluate things in the light of a new year, 81% said they would consider moving jobs in 2016 if the right offer came along.

Survey: 66% of workers expecting pay rise this year; 81% would consider moving jobs

Speaking on the survey results Kieran McKeown, Founder and Managing Director of Matrix Recruitment said: “In 2015, due to the improved economy, we saw a lot more movement in the jobs market across all regions and in particular in the 25-44 year age bracket.”

“A lot of people are at the stage where they are looking to progress and in turn, increase their salaries. It is interesting to see that salary can be a deal-breaker for employees.

“The findings demonstrate that this year, across the board, employers will need to look at how they retain existing employees, particularly with 81% of those who did not receive their anticipated salary increase admitting that they will look at moving roles in 2016.”

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