More Canadian companies are offering promotions without raises

A better job title doesn’t always come with a bigger paycheque, according to new research from staffing firm Robert Half Canada Inc. Nearly half (47 percent) the Canadian human resources managers surveyed said it’s common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases—up from 25 percent in 2011. More than half (55 percent) of workers said they would accept a higher title that doesn’t include more pay. The most likely to take a promotion without a raise are male employees and respondents aged 18 to 34.

The surveys were developed by OfficeTeam, a Robert Half staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of office and administrative support professionals, and were conducted by independent research firms. They include responses from more than 300 HR managers at Canadian companies with 20 or more employees, and more than 1,000 Canadian workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments.