What is an employee share scheme?
An employee share scheme
involves giving some or all of the employees of a business shares in the
company. They can be used for a variety of reasons, including to reward
employees and as part of succession planning.
Employee share schemes (also known as employee share plans) offer a highly effective way to give equity-related awards to employees. It is also possible to put in equity incentive arrangements for non-executives and consultants.
Awarding staff shares in a company develops a real sense of ownership and ultimately increases loyalty and engagement. This helps to align employees’ interests with those of other shareholders, driving growth and increasing share value.
To find out more about employee share schemes, you can download our employee share scheme factsheet or take a look at our employee share scheme FAQs.