Majority of candidates less likely to apply for roles that don’t specify salary, research finds

At a time when recruitment is difficult, it seems that sometimes the smallest of things can help. in a l, conducted by recruitment site Reed, they found that 78 per cent of people looking for a job would be put off applying if the salary was not displayed.

The survey, which asked 2,250 employees and hiring managers about salary transparency and how it is affecting labour shortages, also revealed that more than one in five (22 per cent) employees exclusively apply for roles that specify a salary.

More than two in five (44 per cent) managers admitted to not including a salary as part of job descriptions every time they advertised a role.