By Julie Neal, Corporate Communications and PR Specialist for Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters
Demand for workers is critical right now with more than 10 million job openings in the U.S., and businesses are willing to offer high wages and more benefits to fill positions this holiday season.
Companies seem to realize the importance of competitive pay as the majority (63%) expect the average wage at their company will increase for the remainder of 2021. And that’s been steadily growing over the past year (52% in the first half of 2020, 58% in the second half of 2020, and 63% in the first half of 2021)!
This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.
In addition to high pay, 43% of businesses expect their company’s benefit offerings to increase in the next quarter, which means now is the right time to land your next job or make a move to a more lucrative one.
If you are just entering the workforce or coming back after some time off, asking for a fair salary can be a little intimidating. Check out these Job Journey articles for some tips to make the conversation go smoothly:
- 3 Tips for Negotiating Salary During the Job Interview
- Negotiating Pay for a New Job
- When it’s Okay to Ask About Pay
For those looking to talk to their boss about a raise to match comparable salaries in your market, preparation and research are paramount. Use these quick reads below to make your case for a pay bump:
- 4 Secrets to Getting a Pay Raise
- How to Get the Raise You Deserve
- Green Is In: How To Ask for a Raise
Are you looking for a new job elsewhere because of better pay or benefits? Let us know in the comments section below!