Benefits Over Bucks! What’s Important These Days For Candidates!

Money Matters As Do Benefits!

Are Benefits Taking Center Stage At Decision Time?

Research, Recruiting, Filling the Pipeline with qualified candidates, presenting best of breed all matter, but the final offer can make or break the deal.

I know I have the best job in the world – hands down.  I help people advance their careers and help them find happiness in a new work environment.  There is absolutely nothing more rewarding in life than feeling like you helped someone even if it’s in a very small way. But in dealing with people, there are many things that are important to one and not to the other. Therefore the other piece of the recruiting process is to understand what is important to each  candidate in their next move. Now more than ever, benefits have jumped to the forefront.  So just a little note for us to keep in the back of our minds as we recruit….have the candidates explain their needs and wants at before offer time.

Has actual cash money become obsolete in the candidate acceptance process?   I will say probably not; but there seems to be a new obstacle in the recruiting process.

Being that “inquiring minds have to know” I started checking around with my fellow recruiters outside of SGA to include some corporate recruiters.  Well, what I have found is that low-and-behold this is happening more than you might think.  I guess it’s true what they say, “money can’t buy happiness”.

It seems like since the recession candidates have come to believe it is more important to work at companies that not only offer a paycheck but offer innovative and forward-thinking solutions to health care and the promotion of a healthy workplace.

This subject has become really interesting to me.  If you have feedback, have been experiencing the same thing or just want to share with me the most outlandish benefit you have had put on the table for your candidate please let me know.


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