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Benefits package in Colombo


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Employees accept job offers not only for the salary, but also for the benefits that accompany the position. Job perks can entice employees. Evaluate what benefits are valuable to you when looking for a package.

Example of Benefits that may be offered:

  • Private health care
  • Life insurance (employee and spouse or children)
  • Standard salary increases
  • Performance bonus
  • Allowances (meal, transportation, rice, clothing)
  • Reimbursements (medical, dental, optical)
  • Additional vacation and sick leave
  • Additional retirement benefits
  • School Tuition

Expat Job Benefits

To convince an employee to go abroad, there may be additional benefits to help ease the transition. The most common is an increase in salary, but there may also be specific benefits for those moving abroad for a job. Evaluate what benefits are better for you when negotiating for a package.

Example of benefits that may be asked for are:

  • Moving budget
  • Relocation counselor
  • Free/reduce accommodation
  • Paid leave to return to hoe country

For further guidance, read our post on Expat Package Compensation.

Update 22/07/2018


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