Would You Accept a Promotion Without a Raise?

By on June 6, 2018 at 4:33am

WOULD YOU ACCEPT A PROMOTION WITHOUT A RAISE?

How commonly companies award promotions without salary increases, according to HR managers:

Very common 2018: 14% 2011: 2%
Somewhat common 2018: 33% 2011: 23%
Not common at all 2018: 20% 2011: 21%
We don't offer promotions without raises 2018: 33% 2011: 52%
Don't know/no answer 2018: 0% 2011: 2%

Workers willing to accept a promotion that doesn't include a raise:

2018 TOTAL GENDER Male GENDER Female AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Yes 55% 59% 51% 62% 52% 45%
No 45% 21% 49% 38% 48% 55%

According to HR managers, employees are promoted after 3 years in a position, on average.

Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 302 HR managers and 1,005 workers in Canada in 2018; OfficeTeam surveys of 151 HR managers in Canada in 2011.

Some responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

© 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company.

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