Performance-related compensation is a tool for implementing the strategic roadmap, of which the salespeople are the vehicles and the guarantors. It is also a tool that is relatively easy to set up and very effective, since it is an essential factor of motivation and satisfaction for salespeople, who represent 2/3 of the workforce. The approach used for evaluating performance and calculating bonuses is also a way of charting the course that the company wants to take.
Performance evaluation and bonus calculation result from a three-way balance:
> Short-term performance, measured according to traditional financial criteria, essentially sales margin and sales volume; medium and long-term performance, determined by the company's general strategy, measured primarily by new customer acquisition, digital sales volume, and customer service quality.
> The general strategic approach, versus the more specific one in countries, regions, entities, branches: each level applies the Group's strategy according to its specificities and its markets. Performance evaluation and bonus calculation differ according to the roadmap and goals at each level.
> Collective performance and individual performance.