people in business suits smiling A fair salary and a meaningful title can help attract and keep talent. But those can be relatively easy for a competitor to supersede. Your employee benefits, however, can separate your company from the crowd. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A fairly new term devised by members of the human resources community and adopted by many HR associations, "Total Rewards," is, as WorldatWork — a global nonprofit association for human resources management professionals — defines it, a concept that "include(s) everything the employee perceives to be of value resulting from the employment relationship."

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