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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Calling in Sick: 7 Good Reasons, 7 Lame Reasons

    With the unemployment rate hovering at 9.6 percent, "calling in sick" or taking unplanned time off has fallen out of fashion to such an extent that experts have invented a word to describe it -- "presenteeism." The phenomenon results in … Read more...

  • Vacation Time? 12 Ways to Leave the Office Behind

    You work hard. You deserve your vacation. Yet in a world where we're all shouldering more and constant connectivity is par for the course, leaving the office behind can seem difficult, if not impossible. Yet with a little preparation and … Read more...

  • 14 Companies with Incredible Employee Perks

    In an economy where employees are often overworked and many businesses are pulling the plug on raises and extra benefits, some companies are shining stars when it comes to offering their employees cool perks. Most organizations say that … Read more...