Compensation

Paying Top Dollar Doesn’t Mean You Have Top Talent

Ideally, CEOs want talent that is inspired by the mission and culture of their organization and derives deep satisfaction from crushing their goals and driving the enterprise forward.

Why Companies Need To Up Their Pay Practice Game

According to Chief Executive’s compensation survey, most companies don't follow best practices for motivating CEOs and other senior executives.

A Former CEO Says it’s Time Business Leaders Did Something about Income Inequality

Peter Georgescu, former CEO of Y&R, has teamed up with Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone to urge CEOs to raise employee wages to grow the middle class—and save capitalism from itself.

Minimum Wage: Reality Check

There's no denying it—increasing the minimum wage could have a significant negative impact for companies with employees in that pay bracket.

Employee Incentives that Won’t Jeopardize the Business

It’s a new age of corporate culture, and companies are making a splash by adopting philosophies that put the employee at the center of organizational growth.

Companies Embrace Team-Based Sales Incentives to Combat Misdeeds

Wells Fargo isn't the only company reassessing its sales culture in the wake of the fake accounts scandal that ended former CEO John Stumpf's career. Other businesses, too, are questioning the value of traditional selling practices that have typically rewarded individual performance above all else.

Does your Mid-Market C-Suite Compensation Stack Up Against your Peers?

As mid-market companies continue to leverage executive talent to drive growth, they're increasing compensation and using more pay-for-performance options.

Incident Management: What the Board Needs to Know  

Imagine an incident occurs at a competitor, resulting in an immediate decline in market cap and an increase in regulatory focus on your industry.

A Lesson Learned about Trying to Pass on the Cost of a Living Wage...

Restaurants Unlimited CEO Jim Eschweiler has learned something about the viability of a “living wage” for his employees, and about the generosity of his customers: Each has limits.

Why CEOs Shouldn’t Discard Their Sales Incentives

Both sides of the “intrinsic vs. extrinsic” incentive debate can find individual studies that support their argument. Also, there are literally hundreds of studies available about motivation. A more productive literature review looks at meta-studies—essentially ‘studies of studies’—to show what all of the research says in aggregate.
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From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Drops To Lowest Level Since 2016 Presidential Election

Our monthly reading of CEO confidence in business conditions fell sharply in December as the nation’s business leaders increasingly perceived that gathering economic and political headwinds. The CEO Confidence Index is at its lowest levels in two years.
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Best and Worst States For Business

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