A quarter (25%) of respondents offer shares or share schemes to staff, while 14% do so purely for executive or senior employees.
The Employee Benefits research 2020, published in May 2020, which surveyed 269 HR decision-makers, found that more than half (59%) did not offer this benefits, while just 2% say that they plan to begin offering shares or share options for their employees.
These figures have changed little over the past few years; in 2018, for example, 22% offered shares to all staff and 15% did so for senior staff and executives, while 25% and 12% respectively did so last year.
The long-term incentive plan (L-tip) remains the most popular type of scheme offered by those that provide a share scheme or share options for employees.
A quarter (25%) offer all employee share-save or save as you earn schemes, while 21% have a company share option plan. An additional one in five (21%) give offer employee share incentive plan schemes and free shares.