Walking the line in incentive programs (Web sight)

Some can motivate, others lead to poor performance and low morale
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/19/2007

Pay-for-performance or merit-based compensation has its share of critics and fans. The system was developed as a way to motivate employees with financial incentives, thereby increasing an organization’s performance levels and profits. For some organizations, it works well — money can be a very strong motivator. But other employers have given up on pay-for-performance plans, because they’re hard to implement and it’s difficult to determine which employees are deserving of rewards. The following websites look at both sides of the pay-for-performance debate.

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