- Are you using your benefits to their fullest potential?
Employed adults estimate, on average, their benefits represent 40 percent of their total compensation, according to the survey conducted online by The Harris Poll for the AICPA in April 2018. However, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, benefits actually average 31.7 percent of a total compensation package.
- Questions to Ask About Employee Benefits
When you’re evaluating job offers, along with salary and other factors, your decision should include consideration of the benefits that companies typically provide their workers. What your possible future employer has to offer beyond salary could have an impact on your decision. That could be the case if, for example, a benefit lowers or eliminates the cost you would pay for something you need, such as insurance, or provides valuable opportunities to further your career or improve your work/life balance that another prospective employer does not. These questions will help you get a better sense of the best situation for you.
- What Are Supplemental Benefits?
Many organizations offer employee benefits that can include health and life insurance, pension plans and paid time off. In addition, companies may also provide a range of supplemental or voluntary benefits. Employees typically but not always pay all of the costs of these benefits.
- What to Do When You Lose a Job
Losing your job can be a devastating blow, but the best way to recover is to focus on two important goals: finding a new position and maintaining routines that will keep you on track and ready for your next job when you find one. There are a number of steps that can help you do it.