A number of US cities and states have passed laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history, prompting more employers to adopt US-wide policies on the issue, according to research from WorldatWork.
Sue Holloway, Director of executive compensation strategy at WorldatWork, said:
‘The idea of having to craft a total rewards offer without salary history information can be daunting to some managers or employers. But when hiring managers and recruiters are educated and given reliable compensation data on market rates and pay ranges, the need for a candidate’s salary history diminishes. What we are seeing in practice is that actually eliminating the use of salary history isn’t as challenging as many feared it might be.'