3 Reasons Why Bonuses Are Simply “Too Much”, Derek Irvine | Employer Branding News | Scoop.it

In the last few weeks, I’ve read several articles on why the bonus culture has failed. Most of the articles centered on the two areas where I believe this failure is most prominent – banking and financial institutions and the corner office.


1) Too much weight given to bonus vs. base pay

2) Too much of a gap between the total compensation for those at the top vs. those in the trenches

3) Too much complexity that only encourages negative repercussions