Dotcom pay bubble refuses to burst

Despite
the dotcom downturn employees in the e-commerce sector continue to enjoy above
average pay rises and potentially lucrative share options, according to a
survey.

The
survey by independent pay analysts Industrial Relations Services shows that
average pay awards among e-commerce companies are 4 per cent, 1 per cent higher
than settlements across the whole economy.

Two
thirds of online ventures surveyed by IRS operate long-term share option plans
that give staff a direct financial stake in the business, while over a half
offer short –term incentives such as sales commission or variable bonuses.

Dotcom
companies are more likely to offer traditional fixed benefits than flexible
benefit schemes, which are operated by only one in seven of e-commerce
companies surveyed.

By
Ben Willmott

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