Mendoza School of Business

Nice employees finish last when it comes to pay

Published: August 19, 2011 / Author: Mendoza College

If you think showing kindness and co-operation with colleagues will be recognised in your pay packet, think again.

The study Do nice guys and gals really finish last?, due to appear in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, shows that nice male employees are paid 18% less than their nastier counterparts.

Interestingly, the discrepancy is less pronounced with less agreeable female employees, who only earn 5% more than their affable female colleagues.

The research looks at data collected over approximately 20 years from 10,000 employees. It was carried out by Beth A. Livingston and Timothy A. Judge from the University of Notre Dame in the US, and by Charlice Hurst of the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

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