UBS Workplace Wealth Services is committed to understanding how employees engage with their equity awards. Through our UBS Participant Voice research, conducted since 2013, we’ve identified many trends that impact how much participants value their equity awards. In that time, we've discovered that employees do not value what they don’t understand, and that when they include equity awards as part of their overall financial plan, they appreciate equity awards more.
Historically, the study shows there has been a steady increase in the number of employees who highly value their equity awards, increasing from 26% in 2013 to 42% in 2019. But what has happened to this trend since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis? Attend this session to take a look at the latest trends in employees' attitudes towards the value of their equity awards, before and after the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.
While it is clear the pandemic has taken its toll in this area, the study findings show the bigger impact has been on employees’ feelings about their personal finances as a whole. Across all demographics, more employees are seeking financial advice—almost nine out of ten employees told us that now more than ever they are looking for financial guidance.
Join us for an interactive conversation and to learn about the steps companies can take to increase employees' perception of their equity awards.