Should employers be transparent about the salaries they offer their employees?

Should employers be transparent about the salaries they offer their employees?


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Skairipa

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
This TEDx video makes some good points. What do you think?



Personally, I think it's a great idea.
It will help people understand their value, and negotiate better salaries.

It will increase employee productivity. When someone feels they are underpaid (as 2/3 of those surveyed did, even though they were getting paid at market value), their performance goes down.

It will force employers to consider merit above all else, and that should translate into better salaries.

It won't eliminate human traits of jealousy and envy, but secrecy certainly contributes more towards that than transparency.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

(Poll results are public)
 

Iron Maiden

Paragon of Bacon
Orange Room Supporter
I say no, the jealousy it creates whitin the teammembers can break the team. If people want to disclose their salaries they do at their own discretion.

A company has no business issuing private data such as this.
 

Iron Maiden

Paragon of Bacon
Orange Room Supporter
I don't think it is a great idea.
Zamatna @SeaAb @Nasser @Muki

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JustLeb

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
I worked once in a small company, where the owner did a great deal of transparency, not regarding the salaries of the employees, but regarding the earning and the challenges of the company. However this did not make his management task any easier, because with every slight increase in profits people started to claim more raise or bonuses.
So you can imagine the jealousy when one knows the coworker salary.
 

Patriot

Well-Known Member
Orange Room Supporter
Lah lah
Bisir bade 3ale2 kharze zar2a w shangel sebat men wara


يا رب نجنا من صيبات العين
 

Isabella

The queen of "Bazella"
Orange Room Supporter
So all of you just assume you're making more than your colleagues?
 

Apostate

Your will, my hands.
Orange Room Supporter
How much one earns is a private matter.
Everyone should just focus on himself and evaluate whether he is underpaid or he is being paid his worth.
 

Le منشار

New Member
it is not about jealousy ya @JustLeb . it is about being righteous. salaries should be at a certain minimum amount to allow any employee the acquire all the necessities of life. the real title of the thread should be: "to be transparent in front of a "responsible" ministry of labour". Only in such situation, there won't be jealousy, in the way of an employee asking another employee how much do you get.
However, Mr. @Nasser should know that in Lebanon HRs (mostly women) would slip that info to a close colleague of hers and by the end of the day, everybody knows, for example, for how much a new employee was hired while that poor employee thinks it's private because during the interview, the HR would give him/her that warning not to talk about his/her salary in front of others. :lol:
 

Iron Maiden

Paragon of Bacon
Orange Room Supporter
it is not about jealousy ya @JustLeb . it is about being righteous. salaries should be at a certain minimum amount to allow any employee the acquire all the necessities of life. the real title of the thread should be: "to be transparent in front of a "responsible" ministry of labour". Only in such situation, there won't be jealousy, in the way of an employee asking another employee how much do you get.
However, Mr. @Nasser should know that in Lebanon HRs (mostly women) would slip that info to a close colleague of hers and by the end of the day, everybody knows, for example, for how much a new employee was hired while that poor employee thinks it's private because during the interview, the HR would give him/her that warning not to talk about his/her salary in front of others. :lol:
Nope this is not communism, the misistry of labor is not here to set your value, uou set your own value and ask a price.
If the employer pays you what you asked for good for you. But your colleagues have no business in knowing it, unless you deem it ok to share it with them.
 

Le منشار

New Member
Nope this is not communism, the misistry of labor is not here to set your value, uou set your own value and ask a price.
If the employer pays you what you asked for good for you. But your colleagues have no business in knowing it, unless you deem it ok to share it with them.
when you don't have a minimum wage law that allows an employee to lead a "respectful" life and when you have a big rate of unemployement, this gives the companies the upper hand in any interview. in other terms: "baddak baddak ma baddak fi kteer ghayrak natrine". companies have stacks of CVs
 
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