Dare to Share Your Salary Secrets

first_imgKeeping salaries secret leads to mistrust among employees. For as long as most of us can remember, keeping salaries secret has been the norm. Talking about how much you make, or what someone else makes, is like opening Pandora’s box. Mayhem is bound to ensue. However, Chief Happiness Officer and blogger, Alexander Kjerulf thinks that secret salaries are ridiculous relics of the past.In a recent blog, Kjerulf shares the following reasons not to keep salaries secret:1. It frustrates employees because they are not able to address unfairness directly.2. People are talking about salaries, no matter what the policy.3. It leads to unfair salaries.  If they are secret, it is easier to be less than equal.Kjerulf  also shares his personal salary experiences, and makes the following points for opening up about salaries at work:Salaries will settle into a much more fair territory.It will be easier to retain great employees, since they will know that they are being paid fairly.People earning high salaries will have to earn those big bucks.Kjerulf took the forbidden leap, and made salaries public at his own company. Read more about the consequences and some surprising outcomes in the full post.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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