Compensation

The Compensation Race Is On—And Anyone Could Win (Or Lose)

Employers are in a bind: without employees, it’s impossible for businesses to grow, yet attracting and retaining new talent requires higher-than-ever wages. A closer look.

SPECIAL REPORT: After The Covid Cut—How The Pandemic Affected Compensation Trends

Chief Executive’s most recent CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies shows 39 percent of U.S. companies reduced their CEO’s base salary in 2020 in response to the pandemic. A deeper look.

How To Say Thank You To Your People

Gratitude doesn’t have to be complex to be powerful. Dr. Bob Nelson, author of 1,501 Ways to Reward Employees, offers seven simple tips.

A Better Workplace: 4 Ways To Jump-Start Gender Equity At Last

As the economy reopens and companies transition to a new normal, leaders have an opportunity to make the changes that will pave the way for women to rise through the ranks and succeed.

Reinvent, Don’t Revert: Measuring Executive Performance In 2021

In designing executive pay strategy for an uncertain 2021, CEOs and boards must reconcile their recent compensation adjustments with both new and lingering pressures for change.

Time To Dump The ‘Eat What You Kill’ Compensation Model

This outdated law of the jungle rewards individuals over the team, which ultimately fails the customer. Here's how to update for today's business climate.

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Prioritizing “Fairness”

Certain functions in your business are more important than others—much like some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect the value of their work.

Few Public Companies Have Changed Long-Term Comp Plans Due To Covid-19

The low number of companies that have made changes to their compensation plans suggests most boards are satisfied with how their plans have performed during this crisis.

Executive Compensation And Your Talent Strategy: Are You Missing Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities?

The Covid environment has forced many talented executives to the sidelines. Seize these unique opportunities to strengthen your bench by getting smarter with your compensation program.

Executive Compensation in 2021: The Most Important Thing Private Companies Should Do Now

If you don't have a formal, long-term incentive program for your executives, it's past time to create one.
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August Poll Finds Surging CEO Optimism About A Potential Recovery In 2023—Or Sooner

After four months of continuous decline, our CEO Confidence Index jumped this month, as CEOs report early indications that by this time next year, the country will be in a recovery. “Business is picking up, and our clients are looking beyond 2023.”