Author: Rachel Sharp

Although performance-related pay is not without its problems, it features in the reward strategies of a majority of respondents to XpertHR's 2011 survey. We look at why organisations are using performance-related pay, how such schemes are implemented and how successful they are proving in practice.

Key points

  • Among our surveyed organisations, just over half (51.3%) have performance-related pay schemes (or merit-pay schemes) that cover some or all of their employees; these are most popular among organisations operating in private sector services.