Transparency of wages guaranteed by law

A revolution in the labor market is underway. Something, that has been a standard in the IT industry so far, may transfer to other areas of the business. Employers will be required to indicate the salary range in the job offers.

According to Rzepa, the European Parliament voted to start negotiations with EU governments on rules on pay transparency. The aim of the directive is to increase the transparency of wages. Employers will be required to inform candidates about the salary level or range for the position offered. Moreover, they will not be able to ask candidates about the amount of remuneration in their current workplace.

In terms of the fight against pay discrimination, it is also very good news that employers are required to indicate the amount of remuneration offered, based on objective and gender-neutral criteria. Therefore, we are aiming at equal wage opportunities for women, which has been the subject of public debate for many years.

According to, at the beginning of March 2022 the salary range was quoted in 11.5% of active job advertisements only.

Meanwhile, the IT market is introducing another salary facility for its employees. As I learned from candidates in this industry, employers plan to equalize the salaries of workers from Eastern Europe, guided by Western European rates. It was recognized that in the labor market where there are no borders, wages should be equal, regardless of the place of work.

Monika Ciesielska
President at IMSA Search Global Partners. An experienced consultant in the recruitment of the management staff, including board members, and a leader of the recruiting team in the IT/Tech area. Enthusiast of digital transformation of HR processes. Podcaster at "Skrzydlaty HR" and "Top Leaders Club".
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