Its survey of 2,000 UK employees also found that 34 per cent of respondents would consider asking their current employer for a higher wage.
The research also found:
- 72% of female respondents would never consider asking for a pay rise, compared to 58% of male respondents.
- 44% of female respondents name fear of rejection as the primary reason for not asking for a pay rise, and male respondents cite concern about how their manager will react (26%) as the main reason.
- 35% of respondents do not ask for a pay rise because they are worried that they will be turned down, 34% decline to do so out of fear of their manager’s reaction, and 29% cite the prospect of having to justify why they deserve an increase as the reason for not asking for a pay rise.