Not a Member? Get access to HR news and resources that you can trust.
HR professionals share their advice for minimizing worker stress and boosting retention.
Is your employee handbook ready for the changing world of work? With SHRM’s Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Virtual SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Seminars kick off September 12 and fill up fast!
Expand your influence and learn how to become an effective leader. Join us in Phoenix, AZ | OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2017
Starting in 2014, Ikea will add an annual bonus contribution to its employees’ retirement accounts—including 401(k) plans in the U.S. and similar defined contribution plans in other countries—if pre-agreed-upon global targets are reached, the Swedish-based home-furnishing giant announced in December 2013.
The profit-sharing contribution is in addition to the company’s existing 401(k) match. For the first year, Ikea said globally it will contribute $137 million (€100 million) to this program, called “Tack!” (Swedish for “Thank you”).
Under the new rewards program:
“We want to show appreciation and gratitude for our co-workers’ loyalty and contribution,” said Peter Agnefjäll, CEO and president of the international Ikea Group. Added Mike Ward, president of Ikea US: “We feel confident that the Tack! program will be an incentive for co-workers to stay and grow with Ikea.”
Tack! is being launched only a few months after the announcement of the One Ikea Bonus Program, a performance-driven bonus system for hourly and salaried full-time and part-time workers, paid annually when set goals are achieved.
By providing incentive-based bonuses as both direct compensation and as retirement account contributions, “We believe that these two programs will strengthen the Ikea Group as a great place to work, today and in the future,” said Agnefjäll.
Ikea employs 136,000 workers in 26 countries. In the U.S., more than 44 percent of Ikea employees have five-plus years of service. As a result, nearly 5,700 could be eligible for the first Tack! payout.
Stephen Miller, CEBS, is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Choose from dozens of free webcasts on the most timely HR topics.
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies