Speaking up | What are UK employees too afraid to ask for?

What are UK employees too afraid to ask for?

Whilst job satisfaction and career direction are important factors to UK workers, one element of the career ladder still eludes the majority of workers; a new study released by REED has found that over half of all workers are too afraid to ask for a pay rise. 

The research, which surveyed over 3,000 UK-based workers, discovered a startling breakdown in communication between management and workers over the concept of an increase in wages. 16% of those polled stated that they had no idea how to raise the subject with management, whilst 15% commented that they were fearful of seeming ‘greedy’.

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