CEO Compensation

CalPERS Is Voting Against Directors Over Compensation – Will Others Follow?

Board members will have to find a way to better align CEO pay with performance or they may find their re-election contested.

Boards—And CEOs—Should Expect Greater Scrutiny On Pay

Public company CEOs are on notice: Boards may need to reevaluate compensation models to be sure they don’t unfairly enrich executives.

Should Bonuses Happen This Year?

With no speedy economic recovery in sight, leaders are trying to figure out if they can pay bonuses this year – and what happens if they don’t.

Navigating The “Next Normal” In Total Rewards

Korn Ferry research shows companies struggling to balance the need for near-term cost-cutting with the longer-term need to attract top talent.

New Study Finds Covid Fueling Double-Digit Drop In 2020 CEO Pay

Preliminary data from a Chief Executive survey of nearly 1,500 private companies across the U.S. reveals plunging CEO pay in 2020—and a double-digit increase in companies projecting negative EBITDA.

The Equity Market Roller Coaster

How can CEOs navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when equity plans and stock prices have bounced around so significantly? A guide.

How To Fix “Busted” Incentive Plans

How can CEOs navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when incentive goals are no longer achievable?

Beyond Talent Acquisition: Rewarding Performance to Motivate Growth

This is the second in a series on executive compensation, based on findings from our exclusive 2019-20 CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for...

Executive Compensation Checklist for Pre-IPO Companies

Venture-backed private companies maintain executive compensation programs that are significantly different than public company programs.  This does not mean a venture-backed private company that...

The Science and Art of Using Compensation Survey Data: A Guide

The compensation survey is the Oracle of Delphi of the compensation world. Compensation wisdom seekers look at all of the reported data when trying...
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Drops In November Amid Election Results And Covid Spike

A new poll of more than 200 chief executives finds deep concern over the incoming Biden administration—and the dangerous direction of the pandemic.