U.S. multinationals increased the amount of profits they stashed overseas in low-tax locales last year by $206 billion, or 11.8%, compared with 2012, according to an analysis by Bloomberg News. These companies now have $1.95 trillion outside the U.S. The top 15 companies hold $795.2 billion offshore, up 10.6% from the previous year.
Offering an above-average starting salary can provide advantages, such as helping an employee get on board quicker with company objectives, Tess Taylor writes. "Earning buy-in from well-compensated employees is priceless to the success of your company," she writes.