Do Stock Options Make You Loyal?

76 percent of employees say stock plans make them work harder.

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According to a recent Fidelity survey of 600 employees with company stock-purchase plans, 76 percent said those plans make them work harder. Other findings:

  • About half of respondents said stock plans make them less likely to change jobs.
    • 86 percent said they considered the plans to be a key part of their compensation package.
      • More than two thirds said stock plans make them feel more invested in their company.
        • Four in 10 employees surveyed said stock option plans are a must when shopping for a new job.