74% of HR professionals receive a cash bonus

EXCLUSIVE: Almost three-quarters (74%) of HR and benefits professionals received a cash bonus in the last 12 months, according to research by Employee Benefits .

The Employee Benefits Salary survey 2014 , which questioned 361 staff with responsibility for managing benefits and reward in UK organisations, found that bonuses are most commonly linked to the performance of respondents’ organisations (89%), followed by personal performance (74%) and team or departmental performance (12%).

A fifth of these respondents (20%) received a bonus worth between £2,501 and £5,000 last year, with just 4% receiving a bonus of more than £25,000, despite 10% having had the potential to earn a bonus of this size.

However, a greater proportion of respondents (12%) received no bonus at all. 

Graph showing the average value of potential bonuses for benefits professionals over the last year

Source: Those responsible for reward and benefits for staff in their own organisation who receive a cash bonus (215)

Graph showing the average bonus earnings of benefits professionals over the last year

Source: Those responsible for reward and benefits for staff in their own organisation who received a cash bonus in the last 12 months (215)