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Survey: Romanians switch to a lower-paying job for other advantages

One out of five Romanians took at least once throughout their career a lower-paying job and two out of five would take a lower-paying job in exchange for other advantages they see as more valuable, a survey conducted by online recruitment platform BestJobs revealed.

2019-07-15 23:46:48

A more flexible schedule and the option of being able to work from home are the main reasons to switch to a lower-paying job for 22 per cent of the respondents in the survey. A total of 21.7 per cent would take a lower-paying job if they had better prospects to develop professionally, while 15.5 per cent would do the same if the additional benefits were more consistent. The opportunity to advance rapidly in their career matters more than the level of the new salary for one out of ten (10.5 per cent) respondents. It is followed by advantages such as having an office closer to home (8.6 per cent), a better team (6.2 per cent) or a more attractive employer brand (3 per cent).

The same survey revealed that two out of ten Romanian employees ask for a salary increase in the first year since getting hired, while four out of ten ask for an increase in the second year. Only 7 per cent said they waited for at least two years before asking for a raise, while a third never ask for a raise but wait for it to be offered.

Over half of the respondents are not happy with what they make at their current job, the same survey revealed. Almost a third of respondents (31.2 per cent) said that their current salary is up to 25 per cent below the desired level, while a quarter said that it is by 50 per cent below the needed level. Another 31.7 per cent said their salary was satisfactory and at the desired level, while less than 3 per cent of the respondents said it was over the desired level and that it covers their needs.

When asking for a raise, Romanian employees offer as main reasons an increase in workload (19.5 per cent of respondents) or an increase in living expenses (18 per cent). Another 12 per cent ground their request in their seniority with the company, while 10 per cent say they received a better job offer elsewhere. At the same time, 6.8 per cent ask for a raise looking at the salary increases in the company, or at those granted to other colleagues or newcomers.

On the other hand, one out of three employers usually offer salary increases only depending on the financial performances of the company. A quarter grant these increases annually to all employees, regardless of their performances or that of the company.

On average, half of the employees grant yearly salary increases of at most 10 per cent, while under a third (31 per cent) grant salary increases of in between 10 per cent and 25 per cent. Another 17 per cent grant salary increases according to the yearly inflation rate.

According to the answers provided by the company, most of the employees looking to renegotiate their salary work in Sales (42.4 per cent of the answers), IT (31 per cent), Finance & Accounting (22.6 per cent), Management (22.6c), Production (19.8 per cent), Administration (16.8 per cent), Marketing (16 per cent) and Logistics (14 per cent). The employees working in Operations, Legal, Audit, Customer Services, Human Resources and Risk departments are less willing to ask for a raise.

The study was conducted between June 3 and June 25 of this year, among 210 companies and 1,820 internet users.

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