Employee perks and benefits are the second biggest thing employees should consider when thinking over a job offer (behind base salary).
Of course there are the normal (and costly ones) like healthcare, dental, vacation days and bonuses. However, not all benefits need to cost your company a ton of money, and these six low cost/free benefits may just put you a step ahead of your competition in the quest for top talent — and help you with your talent retention once they're on board.
The closer the holidays loom, the less time harried families have to buy gifts, plan seasonal events and make travel arrangements. Unfortunately, when time is at a premium and you're forced to make last-minute decisions, it's usually your budget that suffers.
A couple of weeks ago, Cornelius Commissioner John Bradford and I called on 19 local Cornelius businesses, stopping in to see how the business was doing and how the town and Chamber might be able to assist. Of the 19 businesses, 16 were local Chamber members. More recently, I had the opportunity to do the same with Huntersville Commissioner Danny Phillips, visiting with 12 businesses. (We intend to make similar visits in Davidson next month).
If you're like many Americans — 71 percent, according to an AARP survey — you might be under the impression that your 401(k) plan administrator doesn't charge you anything to maintain your account. You'd be wrong.
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According to surveys on engagement, most workers have greater capabilities, creativity, talent, initiative and resourcefulness than their jobs allow — or even require — them to use.