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Benefits Toolkit

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Compensation & Benefits

Are your benefits aligning with your potential new organization flux? When it comes to being hired, there are many things to consider: the salary, the commute, the organization’s mission, vision and values, and of course, the benefits offered. At the end of the day, just because one company offers a higher salary, doesn’t mean the overall package is worth more. Benefits are an important consideration as they are a vital part of the overall package .

The first to think about is, what area of benefits is most important to you? For example, is it retirement? Flexibility? Or, health?

WE’VE PUT A CHECKLIST TOGETHER FOR YOU TO CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING YOUR BENEFITS:

☐ Health insurance
  • High deductible health plan (HDHP), or
  • PPO plan
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Tax savings plans (for example, FSA or HSA)
☐ Dental Insurance
☐ Vision Insurance
☐ Life Insurance & AD&D
☐ Long-term disability
☐ Short-term disability
☐ Parental leave

DOES THE ORGANIZATION HAVE A PHILOSOPHY TO HELP YOU MEET YOUR FUTURE CAREER GOALS?
  • Professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement

DOES THE ORGANIZATION OFFER A WORK LIFE BLEND/BALANCE THAT MATCHES YOUR LIFESTYLE?
  • PTO, how many hours__________
  • Vacation/sick, if so how many hours/days__________
  • Wellness program
  • Paid holidays
  • Telecommute option
  • On-call requirements
  • Flexible schedules
  • Compressed schedule

DOES THE ORGANIZATION OFFER RETIREMENT PLAN OPTIONS THAT MATCH YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS?
  • Retirement plan
  • Profit sharing plan

RANK THE BENEFITS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU, 1 BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT AND 10 BEING THE LEAST.
  • ___Professional development
  • ___Health Insurance
  • ___PTO
  • ___Life Insurance
  • ___Telecommute option
  • ___Savings plan
  • ___Long-term and Short-term Disability
  • ___Vision Insurance
  • ___Parental leave
  • ___Vacation/sick time
  • ___Retirement plan
  • ___Wellness program
  • ___Flexible schedules
  • ___Tuition reimbursement
  • ___Dental Insurance
  • ___Other: _________________________

Benefits are only a part of the whole picture. We hope this helps guide you to make the best decision not only for your career, but for what means the most to you!

Benefits Toolkit

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