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25 Companies With The Best Pay and Benefits

25 Companies With The Best Pay and Benefits

In-house laundry, anyone?

The tech sector dominates Glassdoor.com's report on the companies with the best compensation and benefits. Read More »

IRS To Tech Companies: No More Free Lunch

IRS To Tech Companies: No More Free Lunch

Agency considers taxing employee perks

The IRS is considering taxing lavish employee perks like free lunches and gym memberships, offered to workers at tech companies like Facebook and Google. Read More »

3 Reasons Why Unlimited Vacation Is A Brilliant Idea

3 Reasons Why Unlimited Vacation Is A Brilliant Idea

A small but growing number of employers are offering unlimited, paid time off. Here's why it works. Read More »

5 Best Company Perks You Can Expect

5 Best Company Perks You Can Expect

Increased pay is a great way to retain workers but 58% of the workforce also pointed to better benefits. Read More »

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

By Doug Arms Finding the right job is never easy, and a recession that has caused employers to be gun-shy on hiring has made it even harder. So it's easy to understand how it might be tempting to jump at an offer for a job that seems to meet your requirements: full-time with a salary. Yet it's important to... Read More »

5 Perks To Negotiate When A Raise Isn't An Option

5 Perks To Negotiate When A Raise Isn't An Option

By Ritika Trikha You've gotten awesome feedback all year, knocked your responsibilities out of the park, and truly earned that raise. But the economy's tight, and your boss says that he's sorry, but he just can't swing it. Read More »

Most Outrageous Perks That Employers Offer In 2012

Most Outrageous Perks That Employers Offer In 2012

By Woodrow Aames At a time when companies are struggling to recruit certain talent, established companies and startups alike know they have to dangle perks to lure recruits into the fold. And since free food and drink, stock options and yoga classes are no longer special, sometimes that means offering... Read More »

How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

How Savvy Employees Can Get Better Perks, Even In A Recession

By Vickie Elmer Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people. More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have... Read More »

5 Happy Places to Work

5 Happy Places to Work

Staying happy at work is not just good for your health. It's also good for your job performance. At least that's what most employees believe. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted an online survey of 1,714 people and found that a whopping 93 percent of those who feel valued by their... Read More »

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Read More »

Chicago College Official Gets $500,000 Windfall For Unused Sick Days

Chicago College Official Gets $500,000 Windfall For Unused Sick Days

The Great Recession and subsequent fragile recovery have shifted many Americans' view of taking time off from work. Fearing that they won't have jobs upon their return, plenty of workers leave paid vacation and sick days on the table -- and lose them because their employers require those days to be taken... Read More »

8 Companies Offering Benefits To Part-Timers

8 Companies Offering Benefits To Part-Timers

By Debra Auerbach Part-time employment, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines as working one to 34 hours per week, is the new reality for many Americans. The number of involuntary part-time workers, or those who are working part time for economic reasons, rose to 9.3 million in September 2011, up... Read More »

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

When it comes to perks, few employers can match those that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley have to offer. Whether it's generous salaries, pet-friendly offices, or on-site services such as gyms and yoga classes, corporate juggernauts such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn seem to have it all. Behind all... Read More »

7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

Who among us doesn't enjoy a good meal -- and it's even better if it's free or at least doesn't cost a lot. Workers on Wall Street have long enjoyed free food as a perk that goes with the job. The rationale behind the benefit is really rather simple: Instead of being out on the streets of Manhattan, fishing... Read More »

Promotions Without Raises? What's Up With That?

Promotions Without Raises? What's Up With That?

When you dream about getting a promotion, you have visions of a better office, more responsibility, bigger perks, a more prestigious title, and -- best of all -- a substantial raise, right? Unfortunately, times have changed, and an increasing number of employers are ducking out on the latter -- giving... Read More »

Beyond the Paycheck: Jobs With Great Perks

Beyond the Paycheck: Jobs With Great Perks

One of the most memorable lines from the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" is, "A million girls would kill for this job" -- the job in question of course being aspiring journalist Andy Sachs' role as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine (a character supposedly inspired by Vogue matriarch Anna... Read More »

Seasonal Workers Can Enjoy Great Perks

Seasonal Workers Can Enjoy Great Perks

By Carol Tice Winter holiday work has often come with perks, from cheap software to clothing discounts. This year, with the economy tough, many employers are playing it coy about their perks and not advertising them in their job listings, says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of the temp-job portal FlexJobs. "I think... Read More »

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