Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.
Your first thoughts are probably about how you plan to spend your reward. The effect on your taxes probably does not even cross your mind. It should, because it can affect what you decide to do with any significant bonus and/or keep you from any nasty tax surprises.
Let's face facts: If prospects don't take the next step and become buyers, your great product or service won't mean a thing -- to them or to your bottom line. So how can you boost your close rate by getting qualified prospects to commit to you right away?
2014 is quickly coming to a close. Before ringing in the New Year, take December to round out some quick and easy tips to lower your tax obligations and even boost your tax refund. And who doesn't want more money?
We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.
From the Pope to billionaires, people are beginning to reject today's popular CEO compensation formula as unjust. There is no reason other than greed to explain how one human's contribution can be worth more than the contribution of 1,000.
'Tis the holiday season, and that means vacation time, holiday parties and, the most loaded perk, holiday bonuses. But before spending your bonus, find out how much you'll really receive after taxes are withheld.
Some organizations have already converted salary increases to bonus payments. But quite a few are still procrastinating, perhaps with the hope that inflation will give them more of a chance to give larger pay increases that are based on performance.
It is that mythical time of the year where businesses start trying to spread holiday cheer. In many cases, this is a pretty picture replete with one-time bonuses and upbeat messages. In other cases, this is another wonderful example of corporate hype.