'Indians most confident at salary negotiations'
When it comes to negotiating a salary hike, Indian professionals are the most confident lot and career-related negotiations are like a game of tennis for many of them, a survey has found.business Updated: Apr 04, 2012 20:36 IST
When it comes to negotiating a salary hike, Indian professionals are the most confident lot and career-related negotiations are like a game of tennis for many of them, a survey has found.
As per the survey conducted by professional networking website LinkedIn across eight countries, Indian professionals are the most confident people in career negotiations like asking for a raise or closing a business deal.
"Of the eight countries in which LinkedIn conducted the research, India was the most confident country when it came to negotiating," LinkedIn said on Wednesday.
About 47% of the nearly 400 professionals surveyed in India reported that they feel confident about negotiating. On the other hand, around 24% participants opined that they feel anxious about negotiating.
For as many as 28% of Indian professionals surveyed, negotiating is similar to playing a game of tennis, where two equal players compete in an organised game.
"Only 7% of survey respondents from India reported feeling indifferent about negotiating, while South Korea topped the list as the most indifferent country (21%)," the report said.
Only 4% of Indian professional said they felt frightened during negotiations.
The survey covered more than 2,000 professionals spread across eight nations.
Moreover, 37% of men surveyed said they were confident about negotiations compared to 26% of women who felt the same way.
"Professionals today are well-equipped for making informed decisions to further their career.
"Be it negotiation in a new job or making requests in existing roles, professionals can derive a great deal of confidence and insights from engaging with their network," LinkedIn country manager Hari V Krishnan said.
LinkedIn, which has more than 150 million members worldwide, has over 14 million users in India alone.