ECS 2009 - Variable pay

Variable pay and financial participation

  • Across the EU, a third of establishments with 10 or more employees use elements of pay that depend on individual performance. Slightly more than half (53%) of all employees are involved. Over half of the employee representatives (54%) broadly support these schemes, with wide differences between countries
  • According to the ECS data, 14% of all private establishments with 10 or more employees within the EU currently practise some form of profit-sharing scheme. The highest incidence by far is reported in France, where more than a third (35%) of all private companies are operating a profit-sharing scheme

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