by Mike Pyatt
Years ago in Corporate America, in the world or recruitment, rarely did one inquire about salary in the early stages of the interview process. At some point, salary range was discussed and the array of benefits commensurate with the position. Today the importance of benefits are elevated more than ever, according to a recent Kellogg School of Management survey. If one has dependents, it takes on new significance. Most know rising health care cost has shifted to the employee side of the ledger. With many small employers, benefits packages are slim to non-existent. Those fortunate enough to get multiple job offers, may consider less dollars in salary for an organization rich with benefits. Obama Care put the squeeze on small firms who’ve had to reduce staff to part-time to avoid the strangling cost of providing healthcare benefits.