Compensation & benefits

Some employers are offering unique, interesting "perks" or benefits these days to attract and retain talented workers. While these should never be at the top of your job requirement list, it is fun to see them when you are considering an offer or comparing more…

Pay and benefits are important to everyone, but keep in mind that the halls of rejected job candidates are filled with people who put too much emphasis on compensation and not enough on the talents and skills they bring to an employer! That said, when…

Salary. Base compensation. Hourly pay. Bonuses. However you define the money you make, one thing's for certain: it can be stressful asking for more of it. It's important to keep in mind that it's okay to ask, even if the execution feels uncomfortable and comes…

One of the most challenging questions during your interview is when the employer asks for salary requirements. Yes, it’s time to negotiate salary. It can be extremely stressful when you are face to face with your potential boss who will be paying you for the foreseeable…

You've got yourself a job offer, but you are not pleased with the proposed salary. That's okay. Most employers expect that you will try to negotiate on an offer. Before you do so, make sure that you have as much solid information as possible in…

If you're hoping that the new year will bring a new salary, time is running out for you to make a case to your employer for a year-end raise. Here are the answers to common questions you might have about raises, including how to ask…

When looking for a new job, it’s easy to jump at the first good paycheck. However, monetary compensation is certainly not everything when it comes to your everyday employment. In fact, because your job affects every aspect of your life, there are several things to…

In an era of increasing workloads, decreasing budgets and competing priorities, time away from work seems like anything but a vacation.  A summer holiday can induce just as much stress as it’s meant to relieve.  Nowadays, with busy as a barometer for success, workaholics everywhere…

Thinking about asking for a raise? Before you do, make sure you’ve positioned yourself as strongly as possible for a yes, by asking yourself these seven questions.  1. How long have I been in this job? Typically you should be in a job for one year…