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We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news.
The good news: Base pay could increase 3.9% on average in 2022, according to The Conference Board’s survey of 240 companies (a majority of which have 10k+ employees).
Why the increase?
- 46% of employers say it’ll help attract and retain workers in today’s tight labor market
- 39% say inflation is also a factor
And that’s the bad news. Inflation is up 6.8% this year in its fastest surge since 1982. So while many may be thrilled their wages are rising, they shouldn’t inflate their hopes too much.
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