11 Jan '12, 1pm

The Pros & Cons of Linking Sustainability Successes with Bonuses

This is the month many of us await anxiously for our bonus. Many are thinking, "I did great in my performance review last month but the company didn't meet its targets so what's that bonus going to be?" Let's face it. Nothing works better than money when it comes to incentivizing employees. I'm obviously a firm believer in the power of employee engagement, and I consistently observe that employee support is a crucial part of any company becoming sustainable. But engagement is easier said than done. If sustainability is truly a priority, there have to be solid incentives. So I did some research into the use of bonuses and other cash incentives to encourage employees to engage around sustainability. Incentives: Pros & Cons And shouldn't the easiest way to meet your sustainability targets be to tie them to an incentive structure? Already 10 percent of the S&P 500 have incorpo...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/11/pros-cons-linking...

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