CIPD issues new guide to employee share ownership
An estimated one in five UK workplaces operates an employee share ownership plan. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has recently updated one of its factsheets examining employee share schemes, providing a useful insight into this complex subject.
This factsheet gives introductory guidance. It:
A final word
The CIPD concludes with its own viewpoint on the subject stating that:
“Although employee share schemes have become an increasingly common and prominent part of the reward package, opinion is divided on how valuable they are in assisting organisations to reach their objectives, particularly in driving up performance. It is clear that employee share schemes, like any reward practice, need careful implementation and must be aligned with broader business objectives and with the organisation’s culture if they are to succeed.”
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Title: Employee share ownership: Factsheet, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, (revised) August 2008.
Availability: To download the factsheet, go to www.cipd.co.uk/onlineinfodocuments/factsheets.htm.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has more than 130,000 members and is the leading professional institute for those involved in the management and development of people. To find out more visit www.cipd.co.uk.
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