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English translation: variable pay scheme ; variable remuneration

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11:17 Jun 5, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: remuneration variable
De plus, en ce qui concerne le système de rémunération variable, et qui s’adresse principalement à la filière Management (Directeurs de Division, d’Agence et de Projets)...
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English translation:variable pay scheme ; variable remuneration
Explanation:
I would go along entirely with Paola on her explanation, with perhaps one slight distinction :

a flexible pay scheme sounds more general, implying that not only the remuneration itself is subject to variation but also other related elements.

"variable pay" : indicates that just the pay is subject to variation.

Why not variable remuneration, after all.
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Summary of answers provided
navariable pay scheme ; variable remuneration
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
navariable remuneration systemSerge
naperformance based pay/compensation
lefoque
naperformance-related payBuzzy
naflexible compensation
Parrot
naflexible pay scheme/flexible pay system/variable pay systems
CLS Lexi-tech
naflexible paymentsMartyn Glenville-Sutherland


  

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21 mins
flexible payments


Explanation:




variable is somewhat of a 'false friend'

Martyn Glenville-Sutherland
United Kingdom
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30 mins
flexible compensation


Explanation:
I think this needs a slightly more formal register.

Parrot
Spain
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: "compensation" smacks of a remedy being sought in a legal action
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1 hr
flexible pay scheme/flexible pay system/variable pay systems


Explanation:
Since the new flexible pay formulas are not divulged in company proxies, it is harder to ascertain what CEOs are actually getting paid for.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/n.rieck/docs/ceo_pay.html

This article uses both flexible and variable:
The main reason we are moving to a new variable, flexible pay plan linked to performance is that experience in industry -- and increasingly in government, as well -- clearly shows that flexible pay helps to increase productivity as well as sharpen customer focus. Variable pay systems linking pay to performance, both individual performance and organizational success, have long been a staple of the private sector. Increasingly, the trend among successful, high performing organizations has been to...
http://www.faa.gov/corecomp/admemo.htm

and many more sources it would be tedious to list

regards
paola l m


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1 hr
performance-related pay


Explanation:
As pointed out above, this is generally what "variable" means, it depends on your sales levels, achievement of objectives etc. "Performance-related" is a standard sort of phrase at least in British English.


    own experience
Buzzy
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Sounds highly likely but may be reading too much into it. The asker may find this one spot on!
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5 hrs
performance based pay/compensation


Explanation:
a possibility.


    Reference: http://www.mff.org/publications/publications.taf?page=284
lefoque
United States
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20 hrs
variable pay scheme ; variable remuneration


Explanation:
I would go along entirely with Paola on her explanation, with perhaps one slight distinction :

a flexible pay scheme sounds more general, implying that not only the remuneration itself is subject to variation but also other related elements.

"variable pay" : indicates that just the pay is subject to variation.

Why not variable remuneration, after all.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 21:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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Graded automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Roomy Naqvy: excellent, Nikki
4 days

Dave Simons: I took some coming out with the word variable but you got there first!
6 days
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1 day 4 mins
variable remuneration system


Explanation:
Only!Compare:

Variable Reward Schemes

Variable reward strategies were reported by some 54% of call centres. Of these, the main focus was on individual and team performance. This emphasis was influenced by the presence of telesales staff in the sample, an area that has traditionally included some form of sales target related reward or bonus. Many call centres benefit from wider organisational variable reward schemes.

The advantage of a variable pay scheme lies in the fact that it does not become a permanent cost to the company, or an annuity to the employee. This allows control of the fixed portion of direct pay and employee costs while the variable portion changes from period to period depending on individual, work group, business unit or corporate performance.

Variable remuneration systems allow companies to pay on their capacity to pay rather than on external market pressures or other factors often unrelated to business performance. Further, variable remuneration allows companies to increase the flexible portion of the package to attract candidates when the market demand for such skills sets are high. Conversely, organisations are able to reduce the variable proportion when market demand for particular skill sets subsides.

http://www.callcentres.com.au/Hallis/hallis-6.htm

Hope it can help you.
Best Regards,
Serge


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