Advertising Salary on Publishing Roles
Recently, there has been some discussion online about a lack of transparency in publishing recruitment in regards to agencies (and publishers) not disclosing the salaries on job adverts.
‘Available on request’?
At Atwood Tate, we disclose salary information on advertisements where we are permitted, but much of the time our clients ask us to keep this information confidential until point of enquiry. There are a variety of reasons why employers wish to keep salary confidential or as “available on application”. It can be because they wish to remain flexible or to maintain confidentiality across the company. Other employees who are in similar roles may not be keen for their salary banding to be public knowledge.
We understand that this may make things seem a little more difficult for job seekers, but, although we are often not permitted to disclose the salary on the advert itself, for the vacancies we are working on we will always be happy to disclose information about the salary of the role if you are registered with us or send us your CV when you enquire about the position.
Salary advice before submission
We will always be clear on the salary range available for a job before we agree with you to submit your application. You will have the opportunity to state your desired salary, so that expectations on this issue are managed on both sides from the outset.
In most cases, we will be able to provide greater detail than is supplied on the advert and this ensures no candidate arrives at an interview only to discover that the salary offered for a job does not meet their requirements. We are here to help on that front and can add a level of insight and transparency.
Call our Consultants
Don’t be shy of calling a telephone number on an advert for more information about the salary level. In some cases the advertiser may not be able to give you an exact figure, but in those cases, we would advise that you give the hiring manager or recruiter an idea of the salary that you would be looking for and they should be able to tell you if the position advertised would be in line with that.
At Atwood Tate, we are all for transparency and we will do our best to provide as much relevant information as possible when guiding you through the application process.