One third (33 percent) of employers in a recent Harris Interactive survey 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 red flags, keeping employees from promotions, including:
>> Someone who says, “that’s not my job” - 71 percent
>> Someone who is often late - 69 percent
>> Someone who has lied at work - 68 percent
>> Someone who takes credit for other people’s work - 64 percent
>> Someone who often leaves work early - 55 percent
>> Someone who takes liberties with expenses charged back to the company - 55 percent
>> Someone who gossips - 46 percent
>> Someone who doesn’t dress professionally - 35 percent
>> Someone who swears - 30 percent
>> Someone who doesn’t say anything in meetings - 22 percent
>> Someone who cried at work - 9 percent
>> Someone who has dated a co-worker - 8 percent
The survey also found that promotions aren’t necessarily accompanied by higher compensation. Nearly two-thirds of employers (63 percent) said that a promotion at their firms doesn’t always entail a pay increase.
The nationwide study, conducted online by Harris Interactive from May 14 to June 5, 2013, included 2,076 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries.