You have two candidates for a marketing position. Both have similar educational backgrounds and certifications. However, the first candidate has 20 years of related experience, while the second candidate has 6 years of similar experience.
The first candidate is asking for a competitive base salary plus one-week extra vacation as part of the benefits package. The second candidate is asking for a competitive base salary plus a company smartphone (upgraded each year) and paid Internet service at home. The first candidate is willing to work a flexible schedule (nights, weekends, etc.), while the second candidate prefers to work remotely from home. Both are requesting to be included in the company’s annual bonus plan.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:
Compare the direct and indirect compensation requests for each candidate.
As an HR professional, what do you think is the best hiring decision for the company, and why?