THE ONLY THING that makes payday even sweeter is the week the pay cheque’s figures go north, thanks to that hard-earned bonus.
And while lots of companies offer various schemes to incentivise employees to work harder – and to thank them – one company has decided to trial the way in which workers choose to receive the bump.
Consumer goods company Unilever allowed 200 employees across the UK, US and the Netherlands decide whether they wanted to double their bonus by investing in company shares or receive a fixed amount of cash, as part of a trial last year.
According to a story in the Financial Times at the weekend, the company found that better paid employers decided to double their pay with investing their bonus in company shares. Whereas, 90% of those of lower salaries went for the fixed pay option.
Keeping this in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week : Would you give up more cash to double your bonus in company shares?