What is happening in contingent pay: part 1 - Survey findings

Contingent pay is one of the most common people management techniques but there is something of a dearth of high-quality, timely information on the subject. To fill the information gap, e-reward.co.uk has undertaken an in-depth survey on every aspect of contingent pay to find out more about its relevance in today's organisations.

Questions answered by e-reward.co.uk survey:

  • what types of contingent pay schemes are used

  • how organisations use contingent pay

  • the use of ratings and alternatives to ratings

  • timing of performance and pay reviews

  • employers' views on the effectiveness of contingent pay schemes

  • whether or not organisations undertake formal evaluations of the effectiveness of schemes

  • what kinds of problems employers are experiencing and how these are being overcome

  • conditions for success in contingent pay scheme design and operation.

Conducted in late 2003 and early 2004, the survey carried out on behalf of subscribers to e-reward.co.uk research reports produced up-to-date and revealing information from senior HR and reward practitioners in 100 organisations - in both private and public sectors - on what is happening to contingent pay in the UK.

For more details see our reviews, published in the 'News' section of e-reward.co.uk 9 March and 21 April 2004 and the 'Features' section 20 May 2004.

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