Russians did not cut wages during coronavirus

Most employers did not begin to cut wages during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the job search service Superjob, excerpts from which are quoted by TASS . Thus, the majority of Russians managed to maintain their basic income.

53 percent of surveyed employers did not cut staff costs during the first wave of the pandemic. The largest share of such companies is found in the least affected industries. In IT, it is 75 percent.

About 20 percent of employers have revised wage policies. The most common solution is to reduce or change the variable portion of the salary. This was especially the case – 23 percent of the time – by sales companies.

15 percent of respondents introduced part-time or weekly work during the first wave of coronavirus as a cost optimization measure. Another 14 percent recommended that employees take unpaid leave.

Eight percent of the companies surveyed introduced an idle mode. Most often – in 13 percent of cases – it concerned enterprises with a staff of 100 to 1000 people.

A previous study of the service revealed that during the pandemic, most Russian employers reduced employee benefits or completely abandoned them. This was done by 44 percent of respondents, 35 percent did not provide benefits before.