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How do you feel about performance incentives?

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    How do you feel about performance incentives?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you are the type of employee to be motivated by financial incentives or rewards in the workplace. If you are not incentive-driven, you can clarify for the interviewer the other ideas in which you are best motivated. Discuss any performance incentives you may have earned in the past.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes, myself included."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I cannot say that I have been offered performance incentives in the past, but that sure sounds like a nice idea. I am a high-achiever, regardless of an incentive being present but it is nice to feel appreciated."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I think performance incentives are important for driving people to get results. For me, as a manager, I feel incentives give me some skin in the game and get my team engaged in making an impact towards the company's desired results."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I love performance incentives! In my current role, we have a few contents per year, primarily based on financial goals and project results. So far, I have one a free day off, and coffee from Starbucks for a week! What types of incentives do you have for fun, here at Company ABC?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "My current company always runs a sales contest of some sort. Usually, the win is tied to sales results but sometimes to customer feedback. I think these incentives are fun! I have earned a couple of gift cards so far."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "As a sales professional, it's important to me that I have the opportunity to work towards fun and challenging incentives. Currently, my company does not offer anything like this and if I could change it, I would. It's amazing what a little bit of healthy competition can do amongst a sales team."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Advertising Manager Interview

      "I feel that performance incentives are a great idea. They keep an employee motivated to do a great job and ensure that they are on top of their KPI's. The majority of people are very enthused about being rewarded for their successes."

      4 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Overall I think performance incentives are a great tool to use as most people will be motivated by this. If people know the more they produce, the more they will push to try harder."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! Do you offer performance incentives in your current management role? It may be nice to offer up some information regarding the ways you incentivize your team currently.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "It's a great way to keep employees motivated, make them feel taken care of, and show that their work matters to the company. It also pushes employees to improve their performance."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It seems you think fondly of performance incentives! To strengthen your response, try mentioning any performance incentives you have received/responded well to in past positions. Since this question might be during a salary discussion/negotiation, you could also ask the interviewer if the offer performance incentives, and how they are outlined.

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