One of the dreaded interview questions is “what was your salary in your last role?”; answering honestly can result in being low-balled by a future employer. Be dishonest to get a higher offer and you risk being terminated for lying.
There are ofcourse ways to avoid these scenarios and states in the US have banned it from being asked at all.
If an offer is solely based on previous or current earnings it does not necessarily recognise a candidate’s skill set and what they can truly bring to the role.
Would you feel as though you have better bargaining power if historical earnings were not discussed in the interview process? It will be interesting to see if the UK follows suit after the Gender Pay Gap reporting standards recently came into force.
Read more here: http://uk.businessinsider.com/places-where-salary-question-banned-us-2017-10