According to a TimesJobs.com survey, over 70 per cent private sector employees regret working in the private sector after central employees likely to bag a 23.55 per cent salary hike, if the government implements the pay commission recommendations.
Vivek Madhukar, COO, TimesJobs.com, said: “The discontent caused in the private sector by this performance-indiscriminate hike to central government employees is palpable. And India Inc employers are having to face the brunt of this dissatisfaction with lowered motivation and performance levels.”
A large majority of respondents (68 per cent) felt this hike was “unfair”. Another 47 per cent respondents felt the proposed raise had no linkage to performance while 30 per cent felt the massive hike could eventually widen the public and private-sector income disparity.
While the disappointment with private sector pay scales was high across experience levels, entry-level employees were the most disappointed.
About 80 per cent junior/entry-level employees said they regretted having taken up jobs in the private sector, reveals the survey. Nearly 75 per cent middle and senior-level employees too shared similar sentiments.
“All (100 per cent) the professionals surveyed said private-sector companies should increase minimum wages like the central government,” the survey noted.
However, most private-sector employees agreed their jobs offered them more room for career growth. Close to 80 per cent employees think private-sector jobs score better over government jobs given the opportunities for growth and job change.
The survey covered over 700 professionals working in the private sector from across the country, who earn their increments based on their individual performance and contributions to the business. It had representation from employees from across sectors and experience levels.