Good Reasons For Publishing Pay Scales In Job Ads If you’ve been playing whack-a-mole with your salary listings, think about how it hampers candidates. Still keeping salary a secret in job ads? Sure it hoovers in a wider spatter of applicants. Maybe one will be that superstar you wouldn’t have sucked up otherwise. Then again it could clog the canister, vacuuming in mostly fluff and dander. Openly publishing pay cleans the recruitment nozzle, and helps make the hiring engine run smoother. There are some glitches too, so don’t turn on the power scrubbers lightly.