Men more likely to ask for pay rise – and get a bigger increase, study finds

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Men are less hesitant than women to ask their employer for a pay rise – and are more likely to receive a bigger wage increase, a new study suggests.

Research by jobs site CV-Library indicated that women were more interested in negotiating working hours than pay, and were less concerned about job titles.

Two out of three men said they were comfortable asking for a pay rise, compared with two in five women, said the report.

Lee Biggins, chief executive of CV-Library, said: “In this day and age, it’s concerning to see that women are still holding back from negotiations in the workplace. Whether it’s salary, working hours or their job title, it’s important to be direct with your employer about your needs.

“Communicating with your employer doesn’t have to be a scary prospect. They’re paying you to do a job well and will want to know that you’re fully equipped to do so.

“Set aside some time and schedule in an appointment to put your stakes in the ground. After all, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.”

The survey of 1,200 workers found that men were more likely to have received a higher pay rise than women.

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