Nobody wants to get stuck in a position that has no room for growth. How can you identify and choose an employer that will invest in your development as a professional? One place to look at is their benefits package! Some employers offer benefits that not only provide for your needs in the present but equip you for future roles. Let’s learn more from our hiring experts about benefits that build your future.
Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., shares, “Your compensation is made up of much more than just a base salary or wage, and it's important to look at the whole picture when assessing a potential company or role. Benefits play a large part in a total compensation package. One role may seemingly offer more with a higher base salary, but when you look at total compensation, another role may actually be the better option.” More from Natesa
Health Benefits For Tomorrow
Hector, Hiring Expert at Tenneco, says, “Every benefit that is part of an offer is important when considering if the opportunity is right for you. From health care, 401K, bonuses, relocation, life insurance, free cell phone, laptop, perks/discounts, wellness, and everything in-between. You cannot take the whole package lightly! A big one to look at is the cadence regarding health care. Consider, how many times a month will you pay, what is your premium, employer-paid incentives (for a physical for example), deductible, and your out-of-pocket maximum. I have delivered offers where this one element can influence an offer by up to $20,000.
“Please figure out what is important to you now and what could be important to you in the future. For example, you may not have kids today, but if you plan to have them soon, healthcare will make a huge difference. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Most HR and Talent Acquisition professionals will shoot you straight about what benefits they enjoy at their company and which ones they may feel are not as competitive.” More from Hector
Xavier, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, shares, “One benefit many job seekers don’t think about is tuition reimbursement. There are many companies that will assist in your continued education. However, any coursework covered by such benefits often has to be specific to a skill set that will enrich your career within the organization. When discussing benefits during the interview process, this would be a great item to ask about.” More from Xavier
Roohi, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., offers, “One benefit that plays a factor in university students accepting full-time jobs is tuition reimbursement. I would recommend that as you attend career fairs and are searching for a full-time job, that you ask the companies you speak with what their benefits are for student debt repayment and future degree financial support programs. Something else I recommend is for you to check in with your career counselors at your school to see what options you have available to apply for scholarships to assist you in finishing your degree if you haven’t already.” More from Roohi
Sylvia, Hiring Expert at HP Enterprise, adds, “Some companies offer tuition reimbursement and some even offer tuition debt repayment plans. The latter is to help pay down debt you have already accrued. You should ask your benefits or HR team regarding the types of programs they offer and the eligibility requirements. Some companies also have a benefits portal online with additional details.” More from Sylvia
No matter what benefits your offer includes, having an honest look at how they fit your future goals will be an important factor in determining if the position is right for you! Reach out to your career center or to your recruiter for more benefits guidance on your path to happily hired.