The survey looks at planned versus actual pay increases, pay intentions for the year ahead, collective bargaining and pay agreements, the 'living wage' and minimum wage, employment and performance, pensions, and reactions to the Workplace Relations Commission.

2018 survey

Over half (56%) of private sector employers plan to increase basic pay in 2018 and average increases are expected to be in the region of 2.8% with smaller companies intending a 3.5% increase compared to 2.7% for large companies.

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2017 survey

Half of private sector employers plan to increase basic pay in 2017 and average increases are expected to be in the region of 2.5%

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2016 survey

The survey results highlight the need for employers to balance wage bill demands with boosting skills

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