Mercer research: Less than half of employees think they are paid fairly

Less than half of employees (41%) feel they are paid fairly for the job they do while 54% think they are treated fairly at work, according to research conducted by Mercer.†

The What’s Working survey also found that 42% of employees believe they are recognised for doing a good job, and 54% say they have a good work-life balance.

However, the proportion of employees that say their work gives them a sense of accomplishment has decreased to 61% from 70% four years ago.

Dr Patrick Gilbert, head of employee research for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Mercer, said: “Employers cannot afford to be complacent. They need to make sure they know what is on their employees’ minds so they can focus their internal investments on areas with the greatest impact on employee engagement.”

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