43 percent of hiring managers say they're concerned that top talent may leave their organizations when the economy improves.
IT workers may have more leverage than their counterparts in other fields when it comes to getting a raise in 2011, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. Employers are concerned about their ability to retain talented workers once the economy rebounds, and a significant number of bosses are willing to negotiate raises with valued staffers. Some employers see the opportunity to provide additional compensation – even if just a small bump – as a way to say “thank you” to employees who remained loyal to the organization in bad times. “While it is undoubtedly an employer’s market, many recognize the added responsibility workers have had to shoulder without the added pay,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “While we don’t expect salary levels to change significantly, the willingness to negotiate better deals with current and potential employees is a positive indicator for the employment recovery.” More than 2,400 hiring managers took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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