Though non-financial incentives play a part in employee recruitment and retention, compensation will always be an important consideration for workers. Companies must remain aware of market trends so they can assure they are paying salaries that are in line with their industry peers. Among the factors typically considered when determining compensation: an employee's work history, certifications or other relevant training, prevailing market rates, and the availability of workers with similar skills.


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IT Hiring's Hot in South Florida

Susan Hall spoke with Deborah Vazquez, CEO of Boca Raton, Fla., IT staffing firm Protech, about the IT job market in south Florida. Hall: So what trends are you seeing?Vazquez: We've been seeing More >

Personality Tests Can Be Friend or Foe When Hiring

Lora Bentley spoke with Gavin Appleby, a shareholder at labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson. Though employers often use personality tests as part of the hiring or promotion process, More >

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