TSMS has offered a 20 per cent salary bonus to each of its 250-300
sales employees on top of any sales commissions they earn up until the
end of this year.
In order to cling on to ’twitchy’ staff threatened by the impending
consolidation of ITV, senior figures at TSMS said it was imperative to
keep a happy ship.
A source at TSMS said: ’We have a business to run and despite uncertain
times, things must go on as smoothly as possible. This is good news for
the agencies because it means the service levels will remain
He added: ’At some stage, three sales points will be reduced to two. Our
concern is that we retain staffing levels no matter what happens.’
It was also rumoured last week that staff at Carlton who brought in a
new employee would be awarded pounds 1,000, cash in hand.
A Granada insider joked: ’All we got was a bottle of champagne.’