Use a salary survey

Key points

  • Employers typically use salary surveys to ensure that pay rates across their organisation as a whole are in line with those of other employers. However, they can also be used in a variety of other situations, including when the employer is recruiting for a new position and to identify retention risks.
  • A salary survey should be used as a complement to the professional judgment of the HR and reward specialist. It should inform decisions, rather than making them for the organisation.

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