JONATHAN COOK: Why sharing might not always be caring in a small business
Incentivising an employee with shares can bring problems including tax complications
Nox is a project manager for a small marketing consultancy. It’s really a two-person business, with owner Sam (not their real names) offering the experience and knowledge to guide clients and Nox managing the media projects that ensue.
But Nox could also help attract new business as she is young and black and has a different network from Sam’s. She has recently brought in a promising client, so Sam is keen to incentivise her...