Taking stock: a guide for employee shareholders

Employee share ownership schemes are growing in popularity, but how do they work, and what are the benefits? Gearóid Deegan reports.

19th May, 2012
Companies with share incentive arrangements typically outperform companies which do not implement such arrangements. Photo: Getty

Employee share ownership is something we hear a lot about these days, with an argument that greater employee engagement can contribute to the success of a business and play a central role in restoring competitiveness to the economy. But what exactly is employee share ownership and what's in it for the employee and the employer?

Given that share values in many organisations are currently somewhat depressed because of macroeconomic factors, it seems like a great...

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