Chapter 10Perfect Benefits

“No one does anything from a single motive.”

—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The demand for new and changing skills, the perceived demise of loyalty on the part of employee and employer, the skyrocketing costs of health care, and the fear of cracks and leaks in once-secure nest eggs have affected what attracts and keeps employees. Potential employees look at flexibility, family-friendly policies, and strong benefit packages when considering where to work. Employees look at practical financials as well as flexibility and appreciation when deciding where to stay.

Benefits are what an employer offers above and beyond the basics. Maria Bordas, general manager of strategic planning and policy for the Port Authority of New York ...

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