According to a survey by, the employer rating platform from, employees believe their companies pay external hires and favorites more.

"Employers need to address aberrations and correct misconceptions tactfully as these directly impact employee motivation, performance, productivity and loyalty," COO Vivek Madhukar said.
The survey noted that nearly 40 percent of professionals feel this salary disparity is due to external hires being paid more while 35 percent say it is due to favoritism by managers. Only 5 percent reason the disparity is the result of better individual performance.
"It is essential for companies to conduct salary benchmarking surveys and correct actual and perceived inequalities in compensation among their workforce. This will help them meet employee expectations and significantly improve performance and motivation levels," Madhukar added.
Moreover, many employees feel there is still a significant salary disparity between the genders for the same profile. Nearly 43 percent employees say there is a considerable difference in the salaries paid to male and female employees for the same role and level in their organizations, the survey said.
Nearly 25 percent respondents held that the level of salary disparity between male and female employees ranges between 10 and 20 percent. And 21 percent employees feel there is 20-30 percent disparity between male and female employees, it added.
Another 7 percent employees say the disparity is higher than 30 percent in their own companies.


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