The survey found that one-third (33%) of employers said they are more likely to promote an employee who has been vocal about asking for a promotion in the past. However, there are also several behaviors other than subpar or average performance that employers identified as keeping employees from promotions, including someone who:
- Says “that’s not my job” (71%);
- Is often late (69%);
- Has lied at work (68%);
- Takes credit for other people’s work (64%);
- Often leaves work early (55%);
- Takes liberties with expenses charged back to the company (55%);
- Gossips (46%);
- Does not dress professionally (35%);
- Swears (30%);
- Does not say anything in meetings (22%);
- Cries at work (9%); or
- Has dated a coworker (8%).
The survey also found that promotions aren’t necessarily accompanied by higher compensation. Nearly two-thirds of employers (63%) said that a promotion at their firms doesn’t always entail a pay increase.
This survey was conducted online within the United States, by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder, among 2,076 U.S. hiring managers and human resource professionals (employed full-time, not self-employed and nongovernment) between May 14 and June 5, 2013.