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Salaries: VSE and SME bosses under pressure

2021-12-05T18:58:18.370Z

Nearly 64% of managers say they are looking for profiles in a profession deemed to be in tension. Recruitment difficulties are not the prerogative of large groups. In a survey based on 1,036 responses from members of the Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME), 64% of managers are looking for profiles in a profession deemed to be in tension. See also Are net wages "much lower" in France than elsewhere? Of these, more than three-quarters (76%) see an increase in the salary



Recruitment difficulties are not the prerogative of large groups.

In a survey based on 1,036 responses from members of the Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CPME), 64% of managers are looking for profiles in a profession deemed to be in tension.

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Are net wages "much lower" in France than elsewhere?

Of these, more than three-quarters (76%) see an increase in the salary expectations of candidates, and almost half (49%) have already given in.

Business leaders also fear the departure of their employees to the competition (58%).

To retain their workforce, 67% have taken the lead.

More than half (51%) say they have improved working conditions in their company, through teleworking or more flexible hours.

They are also 31% to have increased the salaries of employees likely to leave them, and 23% have set up collective mechanisms (participation, employee savings ...), to improve the purchasing power of their staff.

"

VSEs and SMEs have therefore started the increases in remuneration from the fourth quarter of 2021

», Emphasizes François Asselin.

Decrease margins

Things should not stop there, since a third of those polled predict widespread increases on January 1, when the same share of leaders is still undecided.

In detail, 15% expect increases of more than 2% for all their staff.

"

Beware of the risks of disillusionment, because if increases of 10% are possible in the hotel and catering industry, this is far from being the case for many companies

", warns the president of the CPME.

In fact, 61% of companies plan to reduce their margins and 40% to pass these salary increases on to their selling prices.

"

And if they increase, inflation will continue,

" warns François Asselin.

Source: lefigaro

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