Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask?

A recent Glassdoor survey has revealed that 53 percent of respondents believed employers should not ask applicants about their current or past compensation. While many states and cities have passed laws prohibiting such information from being requested, employers should ask themselves whether knowing such details impede the process of making an informed decision. Digging into a candidate’s salary history can reveal important information regarding a person’s ability to learn, but it also has the potential to perpetuate under – or over – payment for some people.

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