To bonus or not to bonus?

In recent years, bonuses have emerged from the list of potential rewards and incentives that a business might use to motivate its employees. In fact, thanks to the last few years and the global banking crisis, bonuses have acquired something of a tainted reputation. Just the mention of the word conjures up images of pin-striped ‘fat cats’ continuing to receive their unfair rewards regardless of performance.Yet this is not necessarily fair to the concept. Bankers aside, bonuses remain a potentially fair and motivating form of reward, maybe especially in SMEs – like anything, it’s all in