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Higher salary for a candidate for a new employee. Is it discriminative against remaining staff?


Offering higher salary to attract a candidate from the market may result in accusations of unequal treatment from other employees. However, this can be avoided in several ways. It is important to realise that offering higher salary suggests judging the value of new employee’s work more highly, whereas the underlying reason for a higher offer is attracting candidates from the market, not that their work is more valuable. In that case, it is better to use a different tool, such as a welcome bonus or a similar benefit payable on hire or, for example, after one year of work (in this case it would also be a retention feature). – Sławomir Paruch comments for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

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