Markets

Uber is paying drivers up to $40,000 each to celebrate its IPO

Uber drivers are set to receive up to $US40,000 each as a “driver appreciation reward” ahead of the company’s initial public offering. The ride-hailing giant expects to pay around $US300 million to more than 1.1 million drivers worldwide this weekend. Uber drivers will receive one of six different cash rewards […]
Uber is paying drivers up to $40,000 each to celebrate its IPO
News

A leading Australian company director says boards are getting the message on excessive pay and easy bonus targets

Elizabeth Proust, one of Australia’s most prominent company directors, today urged boards today to rebuild trust with shareholders following attacks against excessive pay and easy incentive targets for executives. Last year there were more than 100 successful votes at annual general meetings (AGM) against remuneration reports, including shareholders votes as […]
A leading Australian company director says boards are getting the message on excessive pay and easy bonus targets
Strategy

Here’s Why Paid Vacation Motivates Employees Better Than Cash

You know that employees perform best when they are rewarded not only with a suitable paycheck and benefits package but also with additional incentives. Performance and profit-sharing bonuses are common (even to the point of being taken for granted). Although employees rarely give back a check, when it comes to […]
Here’s Why Paid Vacation Motivates Employees Better Than Cash
Strategy

Businesses Are Testing Out Paying Employees For Going To The Gym

[credit provider=”flickr/littlebiglens” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebiglens/6218721443/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Rising healthcare costs are a threat to the country through our growing debt, and to companies through their bottom line. One of the most effective ways to bring down costs is to eliminate preventable sources of disease, primarily obesity.According to Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove, obesity […]
Businesses Are Testing Out Paying Employees For Going To The Gym
Markets

An Inside Look At How Banks Court Customers

[credit provider=”Flickr/shouldbecleaning” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/shouldbecleaning/162350287/in/photostream/”] It’s always interesting to see the intense detail businesses put into wooing the public, and this age-by-age guide to courting new bank customers by Financial Brand’s Margie Church is no exception.Church suggests banks target customers before they’re even old enough to get a licence. The key to […]
An Inside Look At How Banks Court Customers
Strategy

Your Smoking Habit Is About To Get Even More Expensive

[credit provider=”muadh N M via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabba7i/484908153/”] While smoking is not exactly the cheapest habit, it is about to become more expensive. Many health insurance providers who are teamed up with businesses are going to start charging smokers a higher premium. Companies are hoping that, by taking this drastic step, […]
Your Smoking Habit Is About To Get Even More Expensive