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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

  • A Work-from-Home Argument Your Boss Can't Refuse

    Everyone's had mornings when they'd rather stay in their bunny slippers and gloat at the traffic reports while sipping coffee and working from their "home office." But in the past (let's call it the dark ages), some bosses considered … Read more...

  • 9 Tips on Napping at Work

    Last week, we brought you "9 Reasons You Should Nap at Work," which discussed the benefits of daytime snoozing and highlighted some companies that encourage their employees to nap on the clock. This week we tackle the more practical … Read more...

  • 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...