Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?

by Evil HR Lady on December 10, 2019

We are planning to make a job offer to a very strong candidate. Of course, salary is negotiable, but what about other things that a candidate wants to negotiate — especially those things listed in our employee handbook, such as vacation time, benefits, telecommuting privileges, dress code, etc.? And what about parking or where the cubicle or office would be?

To read my answer, click here: Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?

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MariaRose December 10, 2019 at 11:43 pm

I really appreciated that this article does cover the fact that certain benefits and perks have no limits if trying to hire a top management position like a CEO, but does also cover the fact that if this is an entry-level position perk like benefits and vacation time and telecommuting work have to be in-line with what in-house employees have and if you can’t give the current employees this, you can’t offer better to a new potential employee unless your goal is to clean house. Most employers try for the cheapest impact on their labor costs.


BethRA December 10, 2019 at 11:57 pm

So it’s ok for some people to get a higher or lower salary or because Candidate A is more desirable then Candidate B, or Existing Employee C – but extra vacation, or a different schedule is a no-go? How does that make sense?


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