Mondadori pays its staff based on merit criteria related to skills, professional conduct and, in the case of managers, the results obtained.

In addition to a fixed salary, the employee remuneration system includes collective variable incentives (results-based bonuses), which exclude executives and employees (executives, middle managers and office workers) covered by the MBO (management by objectives) system based on individual and company profitability and productivity goals. The aim is to incentivise staff to play a more direct role in achieving results.

All employees in Italy are covered by collective bargaining agreements, specifically those for editorial and design, journalism and business.

Mondadori France employees are also protected by national contracts: the two types of contracts (middle managers and office workers) offered by magazine press publishers, the journalists’ contract and the Nationale Syntec, the national collective contract for engineering firms, engineering and business consultancy practices and companies (applied to Naturabuy employees).