Performance Pay Gaining Support Among Brazilian Employees, According to Global Survey by Kelly Services(R)

Performance Pay Gaining Support Among Brazilian Employees, According to Global 
Survey by Kelly Services(R) 
Latest Findings From Kelly Global Workforce Index(TM) 
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/13 --  There is
widespread support for performance-based pay among employees in
Brazil, according to the latest findings from an annual survey
conducted by workforce solutions leader Kelly Services. The Kelly
Global Workforce Index (KGWI) surveyed more than 120,000 people in
310 countries, including Brazil. 
Nearly half of respondents already are employed on variable pay
arrangements, and many others responded that they would become more
productive if they were. A total of 48 percent of respondents have
their pay tied to some form of performance or productivity targets,
according to the latest findings from the KGWI survey. 
Among those not on performance-based pay, 50 percent say they say
they would be more productive if they had their earnings linked to
performance/productivity outcomes. 
Sergio Gomez, Vice President of Latin American operations for Kelly
Services, said the trend reflects widespread recognition that
organizations and individuals perform best when their interests are
aligned, including through incentive-based pay.  
"There are many employees who are clearly confident in their ability
to perform their jobs well, and they want the opportunity to be
compensated according to their performance," Gomez said. 
Results of the survey in Brazil also show: 

--  The incidence of performance pay is higher among older workers in the
    Gen X and Baby Boomer demographics.
--  When asked to choose between pay for overtime worked, and
    pay-for-performance, more than two-thirds (68 percent) opt for
--  Only 38 percent of those surveyed agree that their current pay is

Performance-based pay includes any arrangement where an element of the
total remuneration is tied to meeting performance targets, including
profit sharing, performance bonuses and sales commissions. 
Gomez said a renewed focus on ways of lifting productivity in
enterprises has placed added emphasis on the role of remuneration in
raising business performance. 
"Performance-based incentive schemes can be a win-win situation.
Employees can benefit from the opportunity to work smarter and raise
their earnings capacity, while employers benefit from increased
productivity and a more engaged workforce," said Gomez. 
Complete findings are published in a new report, Paying for
Performance. For more information about the Kelly Global Workforce
Index and key regional and generational findings, please visit the
Kelly(R) Press Room or  
About the Kelly Global Workforce Index(TM)  
The Kelly Global Workforce Index is an annual survey revealing
opinions about work and the workplace from a generational viewpoint. 
Approximately 122,000 people from the Americas, APAC and EMEA
participated in the survey.  Results will be published throughout
2013 on a variety of topics such as employee retention, social media
and technology, and the changing workplace.  Visit to review findings on the current topic. 
About Kelly Services(R)  
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in
providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of
outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing
on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving
clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than
550,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2012 was $5.6 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and
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