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Total Rewards Employee Preferences for Short-Term and Long-Term Incentives


Organizations face increased pressure to optimize their rewards plans to attract and retain talent. Total rewards leaders can use this global benchmark, along with Gartner organizational benchmarking, to help organizations understand employee preferences for STIs and LTIs.

Published: 25 March 2019

ID: G00707704

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

A Quick Guide to Understanding Employee Preferences

Table 1: The Levels of Conjoint Data

Table 2: Base Pay Competitiveness and Promotion and Recognition Attributes

Rewards Category Sensitivity Skyline for Short-Term and Long-Term Incentives

Preferences for Short-Term Incentive Attributes

Attribute Levels for STI Payout Probability

Attribute Levels for STI Bonus Frequency

Attribute Levels for STI Target Amount

Attribute Levels for STI Payout Differentiation

Long Term Incentive Preferences

Attribute Levels for LTI Payout Probability

Attribute Levels for LTI Target Amount

Attribute Levels for LTI Vehicle

Attribute Levels for Vesting Period

Attribute Levels for LTI Payout Differentiation

Attribute Levels for Vesting Structure


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