When asked "Is your company willing to negotiate over salary offers?," 68 percent responded "In general, yes" and 32 percent responded "In general, no" in a recent Compensation.BLR.com poll.
Other recent research shows that a willingness to negotiate salary offers may benefit employers seeking to secure top talent, as employees are getting bolder about negotiating for higher compensation.
According to a new survey by Robert Half International and CareerBuilder.com, workers are more likely to negotiate for a better compensation package if offered a new position this year than they were last year. In 2006, 29 percent of workers said they would likely negotiate for higher compensation if accepting a new job offer. In this year's poll, that figure doubled--58 percent would negotiate higher compensation today.
The Compensation.BLR.com poll included 319 respondents.
t HR professionals report that their company is willing to negotiate salary offers.