The Essentials: Your Compensation
Our tips to getting the best compensation packages, even when wages aren't growing as much as you'd like.
Despite the fact that raises, when adjusted for inflation, are expected to only grow an average of 1% this year, there are plenty of other parts of your compensation to focus on. Whether you're looking for unusual benefits (like pet insurance for your pooch), a lowdown on bonuses, or how to get that raise in the current wage-stagnation climate, our roundup of compensation highlights can help you strategize your best pay play.
There are creative ways to deal with bumping up against a salary cap or learning that merit pay hikes aren't in the works.
It's usually in a job seeker's best interest to push the employer to throw out a number first.
Some benefits sound better than they actually end up being. (This is the second in a series.)
At a time when salary transparency is more commonplace, it's still dicey to discuss compensation with coworkers.
When you'll get them, what they'll look like, and how they'll be taxed.
With more people job-hopping, some workers are opting to use an outside offer they're only lukewarm on as leverage for a raise.