Changes in remuneration and reward systems

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01 September 2016
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01 September 2016
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Abstract

The use of supplementary employee reward systems has increased across Europe in recent decades, both in terms of the number of companies using them and the number of employees covered. Supplementary reward systems include performance-related pay, profit-sharing, payment by results and benefits in kind. These forms of remuneration can help to motivate and reward workers and to link pay to company results. This report examines the different types of supplementary pay schemes, their prevalence in different countries and sectors across the EU and Norway, and their relevance to different groups of employees. It also examines how systems are regulated in each country, how far they are integrated into collective agreements, and the views of social partners. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    72
    Reference No: 
    EF1632
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1545-4
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-16-534-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/355994
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    Changes in remuneration and reward systems

    The use of supplementary employee reward systems has increased across Europe in recent decades, both in terms of the number of companies using them and the number of employees covered. Supplementary reward systems include performance-related pay, profit-sharing, payment by results and benefits in kind. These forms of remuneration can help to motivate and reward workers and to link pay to company results.

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    Reference No: 
    EF16321
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    Changes in remuneration and reward systems - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Pay is the foundation of the relationship between employer and employee, influencing job satisfaction, quality of work and standard of living. In addition to base pay, companies have been using supplementary employee reward systems increasingly to reward performance and motivate employees. These systems include performance-related pay, salaries in kind, supplementary social security contributions and financial participation schemes such as profit-sharing. The report examines the extent of these schemes in the EU Member States and Norway. It describes their characteristics and evolution, how they are regulated by legislation or collective agreements, and the views of social partners. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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