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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

  • Job Search 101: How to Evaluate an Offer

    Just like an interview, a job offer can tell you a great deal about a potential employer. An offer can reveal how serious the employer is about the offer, how valuable you are to the company, and most importantly, whether you should make … Read more...

  • Life and Work in a Temporary Job

    Many job seekers see the combination of schedule flexibility and a constantly changing work atmosphere as a professional alternative to the tedium and concreteness of working full-time. While flexibility, work diversity, and free training … Read more...

  • Layoff Survival Guide: The Severance Package

    f your company goes out of business, don't be surprised if there is no severance pay. Going out of business and running out of cash are practically synonymous. Once in a while a failing business closes down with some money left in the bank … Read more...

  • Layoff Survival Guide: Creative Approaches to Layoffs

    It's the classic layoff problem. Relief from bottom-line pressure on the one hand; and low morale, bad publicity, and the loss of talented employees on the other. In the face of an economic downturn they believe to be temporary, companies … Read more...

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    One of the most important and generous benefits a company can offer is tuition reimbursement, a contractual arrangement between employer and employee that outlines specific terms under which the employer may pay for the employee's … Read more...

  • Understanding Stock Options

    One of the biggest challenges facing employers is recruiting and retaining qualified, dedicated employees. Over the past decade, with unemployment levels low and the economy doing well, one of the ways businesses in many industries were … Read more...

  • Executive Compensation

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) get paid lots of money for being the top employees in the company. Why do they get paid so much? Like athletes and actors, CEOs provide a level of talent that is required to produce the desired product - in … Read more...

  • Working for a Good Cause has its Benefits

    Working in a nonprofit organization brings both material and nonmaterial rewards. Although some nonprofit organizations do not pay (or are unable to pay) market wages, the benefits of working in a nonprofit often outweigh the drawbacks for … Read more...

  • Self-employment

    The dream of working independently is a reality for almost 10 million people in the United States, or roughly 10 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rewards of self-employment include independence from … Read more...

  • Is it OK to fire someone because of an illness?

    Three weeks before my scheduled date of resignation, I got sick. After spending a Friday in the hospital and the rest of the weekend at home, I told my supervisor I expected to be in by the following Friday at the latest. She then told me I … Read more...