On average, each employee will increase by 1.1 percent this year and by 0.7 percent next year. This is proved by data from the American agency Korn Ferry, which has a database containing data from over 500 Dutch employers. The amount has been adjusted for an increase in inflation, which is expected to reach 2.3 percent.
The fact that wages grow so little, while there is a huge shortage of specialized personnel, is that employers are selective in that they give rise to wages, they see on Korn Ferry. Employed staff will receive a high salary, and employees who are already there will receive a small increase.
That's why it pays to work because if you switch to a new employer, you can negotiate between 5 and 10 percent of wage growth in negotiations, according to figures. It also happens: 13 percent changed jobs this year, last year it was around 10 percent.
Companies also pay more this year than last year to attract the wanted staff. Last year, 7 percent received the so-called rare addition, in 2018. About 11 percent would like this extra.
"Offer more than pay"
There is a threat to this policy, because employees who are already there can become jealous of what is not conducive to the work atmosphere, according to Rob Westrek, the company's Remuneration Expert.
He recommends employers to overcome this, for example by attracting talent not only with high salary, but also with a pleasant working atmosphere and opportunities for further learning.