Rising wages, bosses testify


Three business leaders talk about the salary dilemmas they face.

“If the will to improve pay is there, the possibilities are limited”

Bruno Hatton, metalworker and aluminum carpenter in Sarthe, is very bored. “Inflation is on the rise and families have growing needs. If we want our employees to be well in their heads, we would have to make increases“, Admits this entrepreneur who employs about fifteen people. Especially since the labor shortage creates competition between companies. “Sometimes for 100 euros of difference on a pay sheet, an employee can let you go», He notes. However, “if the will to improve pay is there, the possibilities are limited», He warns, esteeming himself “Caught in a vice“. The prices of steel and aluminum, the raw materials it uses, are skyrocketing.

And he fears a stock shortage that would prevent him from honoring his projects. This summer he increased the bonuses of his team “without really having the means. But you have to know how to reward your staff. When we are recognized, we make efforts, otherwise we relax, and

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