Share schemes

John Lewis cuts bonus to lowest level in decades

John Lewis and Waitrose staff will receive a bonus of just 2% in 2020, which is their lowest payout in 67 years

Job quality rated higher at co-operatives

Co-operatives and employee-owned businesses may be more resilient in times of crisis because they have higher job quality and better management practices, according to research

Why we launched an employee share scheme

Our colleagues are our business and without them we are nothing. We want them not only to feel ownership of Weir but to have ownership

Wealth distribution: Universal basic income

We’ve explored three key models for redistributing income, and their implications for the psychology of work and HR

Hot topic: Worker share schemes, part two

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell recently set out plans that would oblige large firms to offer worker share schemes

Hot topic: Worker share schemes

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell recently set out plans that would oblige large firms to offer worker share schemes

The tax on share options is unfair

More needs to be done to tackle two fundamental issues that overshadow share options' advantages

Lessons on employee ownership

Workers on boards may no longer be government policy, but there are lessons to be learned

Employee ownership: Another way of doing business

Employee ownership has become the fastest growing business model in the UK

Share for rights: Is there any interest from business?

The Government’s shares-for-rights initiative has so far failed to attract any interest. But is it any surprise when there are many other less punitive arrangements available? We explore the pros and...

Osborne's shares for rights scheme could help SMEs attract top talent

The controversial shares for rights schemes, which came into force yesterday, could see top talent choose to work for SMEs over larger competitors, according to employment lawyers.

Bonus schemes can help employers recruit and maintain motivated employees

Sports Direct has hailed its share bonus scheme as an "absolute game changer" as around 2,000 staff who have stayed with the business since the bonus plan was introduced in 2009 reap large rewards.