Benefiting from Benefits

Career Alley

Searching for the right career isn’t just about finding a job that you are suited to – it’s also about finding an environment that suits you, an organization that suits you, and benefits that suit you. Better benefits can mean happier workers, higher morale, and higher productivity.

Once, good jobs paid good salaries and benefits. Now good jobs prepare you for your next job.

Cube Rules

I believe in jobs that have good salaries, bonuses, and benefits. The post Once, good jobs paid good salaries and benefits. But I also believe that every jobs ends. And when that job ends, you need to have skills and accomplishments to grab that next job.

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Employee Benefits: Are They Enough?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Employee Benefits: Are They Enough? The main gripe is that the local start-up that has employed us has not provided us with adequate benefits. Salary and benefits are two factors that will directly affect employee retention.

Salary Negotiating Just Because

Professional Resume Services

If you’ve done your homework and realize that the salary offer is too low for your level of education and experience, you should at least try to negotiate a higher salary. However, negotiating your salary just because you think you should can hurt you in a number of ways.

Salary Growth and Underemployment

Professional Resume Services

Not only are their skills sets not utilized fully, their salaries and salary growth suffers as well. Once a person finds herself taking a salary offer that is half of what she used to make, it is then a struggle to regain ground and raise the salary back to where it used to be.

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What Not to Say When Negotiating Salary

Professional Resume Services

There’s always a right and wrong time to negotiate salary, but there’s also things you should say and shouldn’t say. When you’ve made it through the interview phase and have an offer on the table, your method of negotiating will go a long way in getting the salary you believe you deserve.

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The Changing Landscape Of Workplace Benefits

Career Realism

For many years, employees just expected the standard workforce benefits package (health/dental insurance, retirement, paid time off/sick time, etc.). But as the world changes, so do the benefits desired by employees. What benefits are most important to you?

Should Your Salary Be On Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

One of the uncomfortable parts of a job search is discussion of salary. Most of us don’t really like negotiations over salary and fear that putting our current wage on paper might doom us to repeat it. Employers have various reasons for requesting salary information.

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Is Your Employee Benefits Package Competitive Enough?

The Undercover Recruiter

An attractive benefits package is a great way for employers to compete for high calibre employees, but what employee perks are considered the most enticing to today’s job seekers? Is Your Employee Benefits Package Competitive Enough?

What Are Your Salary Requirements?

Professional Resume Services

The salary question is one of the most dreaded of all interview questions. When the interviewer asks, “What are your salary requirements?, ” what he or she is really asking is whether or not you have a realistic salary expectation and if you are flexible about the amount.

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Forecast for 2013 U.S. Base Salary Increases Remain Stable

Resume Bear

employees can expect median base salary increases of 3 percent in 2013, according to research released today by Hay Group. These increases are consistent with forecasts for base salary increases reported for the previous two years.

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Employee Benefits: Are They Enough?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Employee Benefits: Are They Enough? The main gripe is that the local start-up that has employed us has not provided us with adequate benefits. Salary and benefits are two factors that will directly affect employee retention.

A Simple Tool To Compare Salaries by State

Professional Resume Services

One of the challenges is getting an idea of how far your current salary would stretch in another state. Salary by State: Where Can You Really Earn The Most? The way the Salary by State tool works is simple.

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Tips for Negotiating a Bigger Salary

Resume Bear

Salary negotiation is to most people the hardest part of the job process and the cause of considerable anxiety. Many are uncomfortable when discussing this topic of salary increase. Here are tips on how to negotiate for a bigger salary: 1. Salary salary tips Salary Trends

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5 Cost-Effective Employee Benefits to Complement Your Health Plan

Evil HR Lady

A strong benefits package is one of the most effective ways to bring in talent and keep your best employees where you want them — that is, at your business, helping your bottom line. Some benefits are more attractive than others, of course. Almost 90 percent of job applicants say they would consider accepting a lower salary for better health benefits. Some benefits are more attractive than others, of course.

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6 Job Search Resources to Focus Your Job Hunt – Salaries

Career Alley

A teacher with a Masters degree has more salary potential than a teacher with just a Bachelor’s degree. The educational expectations/requirements in your field could impact your salary – keep this in mind. Some salary resources: Salary.com -. Spherion Salary.

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another salary negotiation success story

Ask A Manager

I set up a phone call with HR, talked to them about benefits and a starting date, and then broached the subject of a little more pay. The HR lady went into a summary of the benefits again, letting me know how much they calculate them as worth (and it does sound like their health insurance is very good), and then asked where I felt the offer was lacking. Here’s how: how to negotiate salary after a job offer. what should a salary negotiation sound like?

Set Your Goals With A Salary Calculator

Professional Resume Services

The Job Search Resources page has a number of tools for your use, and the variety of salary calculators listed there will give you real help. Using a salary calculator to find the reasonable expectations for what your job should pay gives you the range of salaries you can expect for that job.

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Employees Waste $750 a Year in Corporate Benefit Errors

Workology

It’s your company’s annual benefit enrollment campaign. Except executing any type of employment benefit campaign is never easy. Benefits selection is never easy especially when plan coverage or insurance prices increase.

“Can my employer reduce benefits without any limit?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

These benefits were part of the reason I took this job. Regarding employers and employees, and employment benefits, this is how it goes: 1. In the past, employers provided benefits primarily to attract and retain valuable employees; more recently, benefits are being reduced nearly everywhere. Historically, employers did not provide anything to employees other than their weekly (or biweekly) salaries. Want a New Benefit, Restored Benefit, or Better Benefit?

Employment Benefits: Negotiating For Life Insurance As Part Of Your Salary

Career Realism

Salary negotiations can be complex and have to be considered seriously, at different times in your career, so that you are sure to be receiving fair compensation for your time and energy investments. Related: Why You Need To Negotiate More Than Just Your Salary.

Retaining Your Employees Through Great Benefits

Evil HR Lady

A great paycheck is often a keystone in retaining employees, so it’s not surprising that many employers offer competitive salaries. However, more and more companies are starting to use benefits as a core employee retention strategy. How Important are Benefits to Employees? The Society for Human Resources found that 33 percent of companies used benefits as a retention strategy for employees at all levels of the business (vs 18% in 2012.)

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Salary Negotiation Tips: When to Talk Money in Hiring Process

Workology

It seems that the most mysterious part of the hiring process is salary. How do you approach salary negotiation? When do you bring up salary? How to you navigate the seemingly endless number of salary negotiation tips from experts? 3 Salary Negotiation Tips.

Salary Talk: Negotiation & Bringing Up Money During the Hiring Process

Workology

It seems that the most mysterious part of the hiring process is salary. How do you approach salary negotiation? When do you bring up salary? Should an employer list salary on a job posting? An article I recently read on The Ladders advises candidates to deflect if asked the salary question early in the process. I prefer being open about salary from the beginning because it encourages an honest relationship with a potential employee from the beginning.

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How the Top Tech Companies Compare for Salary, Benefits, Job Satisfaction and More

Career Solvers

Payscale recently released a survey of the top tech companies comparing leaders including Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and others on salary, perks, job satisfaction and much more. Highest median starting salary: Nvidia Corp ($99, 400).

Should I Ask About Benefits During an Interview?

Career Alley

You’ve got a list in your head of everything you’ll do: Smile, sit up straight, highlight your strengths and… ask about salary and benefits? For your first and second interview, chances are that you’re going to hear the stock-phrases “full benefits,” or “competitive benefits and salary.”

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Should I Include Salary Requirements on My Resume?

The Undercover Recruiter

In general, you should NOT include salary information on your resume. Sometimes your prospective employers may ask for your salary requirements or salary history, but unless there is a penalty for omission, such as your resume will be rejected, do not include the information.

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How Can Resume Distribution Benefit Me?

Professional Resume Services

Our resume distribution process asks for specific industries, desired positions and salary ranges so we can get the most targeted distribution possible. If you are serious about job hunting, then you need to make sure that you approach it from every direction.

How To Get The Most Salary And Benefits

Career Realism

As a business-of-one, your salary is just the price for your services. Because no one spends their entire career with one company anymore, you have to think of yourself as an independent business owner to get a fair salary. Recruiter Reveals 7 Salary Negotiation Strategies.

Making Employee Financial Wellness a Key Focus of Your Benefits Plan

Evil HR Lady

” While this would be nice, most businesses cannot afford to increase everyone’s salary. To keep reading, click here: Making Employee Financial Wellness a Key Focus of Your Benefits Plan. The post Making Employee Financial Wellness a Key Focus of Your Benefits Plan appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Offering raises to employees isn’t always possible, but other measures to help ensure financial security should be.

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How To Stretch Your Salary When You’re Stuck

Professional Resume Services

Sometimes your salary isn’t paying quite enough to cover all you wish it could. You could have been offered benefits that you truly need (medical insurance, for instance), and on paper it all looks good, but in your wallet there’s not enough cash.

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

The same thing holds true with naming a salary range. Here’s a list of benefits that could come into play when looking at a compensation package: Health insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. You also need to look at the salary that the market is willing to pay.

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Salary Negotiating - Earn What You Are Worth

Careers Done Write

Your salary negotiating strategy is critical to ensuring you are compensated in a manner in accordance with your level of expertise. To successfully negotiate salary, you must define and appropriately convey compelling rationales during the interviewing process.

Unknown Job Benefits and Perks – Are You Missing Out on Any?

Sklover Working Wisdom

“ Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.”. So employers came up with the idea of “job benefits” in an effort to attract and retain employees. That is how employer-provided health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation days and retirement benefits, just to name a few, came to be commonly expected employment “benefits.”. Use it to gather critical information about the benefits, restrictions, policies, etc.

“What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: About 15 years ago, I interviewed a candidate for a position with my firm who simply refused to tell me the salary – or even the salary range – he was seeking. When I finally did offer him the job, it was at a salary lower than I would otherwise have offered him, because, it seemed to me, he just didn’t care. Should I say that the job is more important than the salary?”. These Four Smartest Responses to “What Salary Do You Seek?”

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How to Handle Salary Conversations with Confidence

Tim's Strategy

In both my recruiting and my job search coaching, I’ve been hearing a lot of questions about salary negotiations lately so I’ve put together a little Q&A of common questions. First, though, let’s talk about the mindset of salary for your new job.

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

The same thing holds true with naming a salary range. Here’s a list of benefits that could come into play when looking at a compensation package: Health insurance premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. You also need to look at the salary that the market is willing to pay.

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“Compensation lowered; can I resign and collect Unemployment Benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My employer recently lowered my commission plan without my consent, and now has threatened to also lower my salary by 16%. . If I refuse to work for the lowered salary and commissions, can I collect Unemployment Benefits? Unemployment Benefits are provided to people who have either (a) lost their job without fault of their own, or (b) resigned with a truly good reason. P.S.: Applying for Unemployment Benefits can be confusing!

Making Sure the Employment Benefits Fit Your Life and Your Wallet

WorkAlpha

There are a lot of things to consider including salary, location, hours, and travel time. One item that I still see young people ignoring is the employment benefits. They think […] The post Making Sure the Employment Benefits Fit Your Life and Your Wallet appeared first on WorkAlpha. Job Offer Employment Benefits Changing jobs is a big decision, and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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JobMob

Avoid the common salary negotiation mistakes that cost you the most. As very few of us are ever directly taught how to negotiate our salaries , the culture we are from determines in large part how comfortable we are negotiating. 7 things to avoid in a salary negotiation.

Understanding Comprehensive Benefits Before Taking A Job

Career Realism

It can be very easy for companies to build a compelling case by attaching a certain number to wage or salary information. But have you looked carefully at their benefits? Once you include benefits into your calculations, a different job might become your primary focus.

What are the Benefits of Investment Banking Certification

Imarticus Learning

Why Investment Banking Certifications are So Essential: Certifications like the investment banking certification besides being a goal achieved can also provide you with a number of other benefits like. Salaries that are probably better and account for a better experience in banking practice.

should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

Ask A Manager

I recently had a conversation with a friend in a comparable role (in an entirely different division of my company), who asked to meet up to discuss salary. He has been at our company for a long time, and he had an inkling that because he hasn’t moved around much, his salary might be lower than industry standard. Was I correct to share my salary with him, or not? Am I at any legal risk with my company for sharing salary info? salary

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