Should You Indicate the Salary in Your Recruiting Ads?

There are good reasons to do so and there are some good reasons not to do so.

Let’s take a look at a few.

Reasons to Indicate the Salary

If you do list the salary, you’re likely to provide a range. If this information was not in the recruit ad, you may miss out on some qualified applicants. When it’s a “buyer’s” market in the hiring world, you’ll want to access as many of these qualified applicants as possible. Listing the salary helps in this regard.

You’ll see more appropriate candidates showing up. You won’t waste time interviewing people who end an interview when they find the salary doesn’t suit them.

Listing the salary gives potential applicants an idea of how senior or how important the position is.

Some of the search engines may not show your ad in search results if the salary is not listed.

Reasons NOT to Indicate the Salary

You’ll have more room to negotiate salary when the time comes.

You won’t pay more than an applicant might have asked for.

If you’re keen on your other employees not knowing what you’ll be paying, not listing the salary keeps that information private.

Other companies, perhaps competing with you for the same applicants, will not know what you’re paying.

Well, there you have it. A few reasons why you should list the salary in an ad and a few reasons why you shouldn’t.




As the law varies in each area, please check with an attorney to ensure you are applying these tips within the law.




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