Employee Share Schemes


Offering equity to employees can be one of the most effective things you can do to attract, motivate and retain high performing staff.

An employee share scheme can also be a key component of your succession or exit strategy. Employee share schemes can be structured in a number of different ways, as explained in more detail below.

For a more detailed understanding of how employee share schemes work, we would encourage you to read our comprehensive guide.


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A Guide to Employee Share Schemes in Australia

All sorts of companies are using employee share schemes to attract, retain and motivate key staff. They can also be a fundamental part of your business succession strategy.

This guide provides a detailed overview, including:

  • pros and cons of employee share schemes
  • different models used in Australia, including option plans and phantom schemes
  • case studies
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