I have been interviewing at a company for position A in Singapore and they have decided to give me an offer. The position A has a market greater market value (2x) than I am currently in. When the HR requested for my payslip, I already told the HR over mail that my salary information is confidential to my current employer and also I did not mention salary expectations details in the application.
The HR mentioned it is a standard operating procedure to request for 3 months payslips and also a question of salary expectation range. She also asked me if I had not applied for a credit card.
My Assumption and observations
- My salary information is confidential and the company has no right to ask for my personal information.
- Sharing the payslip exposes you for a low ball offer and you are in no position to negotiate.
- Some claim that they want to verify what I have mentioned in the application is true for integrity check. But I have not mentioned anything there. So the question of integrity should not arise.
- Asking for payslips in highly prevalent in Singapore and I am not sure why
- How do I deflect this question of asking for pay slip as standard operating procedure and why it is in place in the first place?
- Why do companies have these operating procedures?
- Could I request for a meeting with the hiring manager whom I am
directly in touch with (assuming that they have already decided to give me an offer) and avoid these HR tricks?
Like I mentioned to you already my salary information in confidential. I hope the remuneration you provide would be fair to the current market standards. Would this work?