Employee benefits are the things a company offers you in addition to regular monthly salary. As the war for talents has long begun, benefits are a way for companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors on the market for new talents. By nature, different companies offer different benefits. While some benefits can be industry-specific, others are more common across the board. Especially when entering the job market for the first time, this can be a jungle that is hard to navigate. Following Forbes’ list of benefits every company should provide, here comes all you need to know about employee benefits!
The Most Common Employee Benefits
- Remote work
- Flexible working hours
- Free food & beverage at the office
- Paid family leave
- Support in your professional development
- Laptop and/ or Smartphone for work
By now, most of these benefits have generally become standard. So, every company you apply at should offer you all or almost all of these benefits as a given. Especially since Covid, things like flex work and remote work are part of the new normal working life.
The Less Common Employee Benefits
- A pension plan that goes beyond law recquirements
- Sabbatical leave
- Gym membership or onsite fitness center
- Public transit assistance
- Dedicated volunteer hours
- Pet-friendly office
- Health programs
- Onsite childcare
- 30 paid vacation days
- Performance bonus
- Mental health days
These benefits are the ones you should look out for when you have different job offers. Benefits can tell you a lot about a company and the direction in which it’s moving. Some of the available benefits might not be important to you at this moment in your life, but considering them on a more long-term basis can help you make job decisions.
If you are currently applying for a job make sure to check out our articles: What You Need To Know: Negotiating Your Salary For the First Time or 10 Must-Haves for Your Cover Letter.
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