Compensation is about more than just salary. When negotiating with an employer, it's important to take other factors into consideration: such as benefits, vacation and leave time, and opportunities for flexible scheduling. Each of these elements contributes to the total package of compensation in a unique and important way.
Rewards and incentive programs are a part of professional life for many. But, do they actually do what they're supposed to do – make us work more productively? Research has indicated that while these programs might make people work harder, they might not help anyone work smarter. Is performance really improved by incentive programs and rewards? Let's take a look at some of the most recent findings on the matter.