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Benefits

Compensation is more than just your salary, and a good benefits package can make all the difference when considering a job offer. Our articles cover everything from paid time off to companies that offer perks such as napping. Not to mention health insurance, which is of the utmost importance to you and your family. That's why we have everything you need to know about benefits right here.

Benefits Advice

  • 9 Reasons Why You Should Nap at Work

    Workers of the world, come clean: Who among us hasn't laid our head on the table, dozed off on a conference room couch, or curled up behind our desk in the middle of the day? Don't feel guilty. You're not alone. The Pew Research Center … Read more...

  • What You Need to Know About Time Off

    Companies grant time off to give employees down time and a chance to deal with non-work related issues. Despite the high costs of paid time off, companies offer this employee-friendly benefit primarily to be competitive in attracting and … Read more...

  • 10 Things To Know About Severance Packages

    You've just been notified of your last day of employment. Your supervisor hands you a severance agreement and release and your mind is flooded with questions. How can this happen? Can they do that? Unfortunately, if you are an employee at … Read more...

  • Finding Job Satisfaction: Myths and Tips for Employees

    Are you one of the many workers that have intensified their job search in the New Year? According to Salary.com's 2006/2007 Employee Job Satisfaction Survey, more than 60% of U.S. employees are likely or very likely to leave their jobs in … Read more...

  • 6 Tips to Successful Benefits Negotiation

    You just received that job offer and the salary isn’t exactly what you hoped for. But starting salaries depend on a number of factors including the size of the perspective employer and their current level of success, your professional … Read more...

  • The Best Jobs: 50 Best Jobs in America

    MONEY Magazine and Salary.com have unveiled an exclusive list of the 50 Best Jobs in America. MONEY and Salary.com started by analyzing government and private data on industry growth and compensation levels. But in an improving employment … Read more...

  • An Overview of Bonuses

    Bonuses reflect your level of responsibility in the organization, making up a larger portion of your total compensation as you take on more responsibility. To ensure accountability and to reward you for your responsibilities, companies tie … Read more...

  • Types of Bonuses

    There are several types of bonus programs. Some plans simply give employees a certain share of the company profits (current profit sharing), regardless of the performance of individuals or teams or perhaps a bonus to the entire company … Read more...

  • Sales Compensation

    A salesperson's commission is typically based on either a percentage of sold revenues or profit margins. Commissions usually account for 30 to 50 percent of a salesperson's cash compensation package, which means that commissions routinely … Read more...

  • Job Search 101: References that Help You Seal the Deal

    If you are like most people in the midst of a job search, you probably haven’t given your references much thought. You’ve likely spent more time on your resume, cover letter and networking activities. But references can have a significant … Read more...