Unit 16 Reading Activities Plus Questions

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.

Company Benefits & Compensation

The days of simply paying employees a salary and giving verbal praise for a job well done are long gone. Companies that want to attract high potential workers must offer more comprehensive and varied perks and compensation packages in today's competitive labor market. Appealing company benefits are vital to keep staff engaged and productive. But what exactly are these benefits and compensations, and why would people choose them over just being paid a sum of money and be done with it? In this article, we examine the range of company benefits and compensations you will most likely encounter in the job market, using examples from real life. Prepare to learn about the many rewards and compensation options a firm can offer, from stock options and bonuses to health and dental insurance, and more...


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Quiz: Reading Questions

1. According to the text, it is better to settle for a lower salary in exchange for getting a lot of job benefits and perks.
2. Benefits and perks are the same things and the terms can be used interchangeably.
3. Perks and benefits vary from company to company.
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