Long story short my employer is reviewing my departments salaries at our request. They have said they would approach other businesses in the sector to get an idea of what others are paying their staff.
Now one of my staff went and did the same thing using their contacts but I have been told they shouldn't have done that and left it up to management "as it makes things more difficult now"
Is it just me of does this sound like a complete load of rubbish? What is wrong with people doing their own research into salaries provided they are doing it professionally using contacts they have in the same field?