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Definition of

bonus scheme

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program for rewarding employees with extra money a form of incentive plan under which a bonus is paid to employees in accordance with rules concerning eligibility, performance targets, time period, and size and form of payments. A bonus plan may apply to some or all employees and may be determined on organization, business unit, or individual performance, or on a combination of these. A bonus payment may be expressed as a percentage of salary or as a flat-rate sum.

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Definitions of ’bonus scheme’ and meaning of ’bonus scheme’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’bonus scheme’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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