Attractiveness of non-financial rewards for prospective knowledge workers

  • An experimental investigation
  • Anton Schlechter, Nicola Claire Thompson, Mark Bussin
  • Employee Relations, April 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/er-06-2014-0077

Attractiveness of non-financial rewards for knowledge workers

Why is it important?

The cost of staff turnover can be as high as twice annual salary. Understanding what attracts and retains knowledge workers can save companies money.


Professor Mark Bussin
University of Johannesburg

I employ about 50 knowledge workers and am always looking for alternatives to cash. Having a better understanding of non-financial rewards has been very helpful.

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