Should We Include Salary Ranges in Our Job Posts?

In the last couple of years, more and more organizations are including salary ranges in job postings. Hiring managers often do not want to post wages as they feel it may make it more difficult to negotiate a salary, but many others find that being transparent about salary ranges is a way to attract talent.

Deciding if job posts should include salary ranges could be part of your overall hiring strategy. If your organization is in need of temporary help or full-time hires, an employment expert at Quality Placement Authority can provide you with advice on how to get the best talent, even in a tight labor market. 

Benefits of Including Salary Ranges

Often, how much a position pays is an important part of a job hunter’s decision to accept a position or not. Because of this, when wages are posted it can be a path to having individuals who are truly interested applying. You are not wasting time vetting candidates who ultimately will not accept the salary offered.

It is also common for job seekers to find out the information they are seeking on their own. They may turn to resources that list wages on the internet or they may ask friends or family members who have connections at the organization. Being transparent about how much the position pays can be attractive to job hunters. 

High-Quality Candidates Can Be Selective

It is becoming common to include salary ranges, but many organizations are still using the same job post template they have used in the past. While it is possible to secure talent using a variety of strategies, organizations often prefer to hire the best possible candidate, and often individuals who are selective about positions gravitate toward organizations that are employee friendly and transparent. 

Of course, there are times when an organization has reasons to hesitate to discuss wages. For example, some smaller companies may worry they are not able to compete with the higher wages offered by other businesses. In these situations, it could be helpful to include the salary alongside other motivating factors. A potential employee may agree to a salary a bit lower than they were originally anticipating if there are other benefits that make the position appealing, such as a work-from-home option a couple of days a week or a generous vacation package. 

Long-term hiring strategies take planning. Salary levels for current employees need to retain talent while wages for entry-level hires needs to attract talent. Developing an ongoing conversation with an employment professional can lead to the results you are seeking.

Did someone in your organization bring up the possibility of including salary ranges in job posts but you are unsure if it’s a good idea? Talk to an employment professional. Quality Placement Authority is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm with nationwide service capabilities. Let our experts help you find the best candidate for your business. Connect with Quality Placement Authority today.