Compensation

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.

Threading The Needle: A CARES Act Executive Pay Framework

How can CEOs navigate the tricky waters of incentivizing and retaining senior leadership when operating under the restrictions of the CARES Act?

The War for Jobs: Voluntary Pay Cuts

To avoid layoffs, CEOs should enable the company's employees to opt in to a temporary salary reduction—and many more will volunteer than you think.

In Some Cases, Pay Really Should Be Unequal

Not everyone in your C-Suite is a superstar, so you need to divvy up the compensation pie accordingly, rather than average it in pursuit of "fairness.".

Pay Inequity Is Still A Thing—And It Matters

With the war for talent still raging, CEOs should be sending the message to both current and future employees that they value work fairly.

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...

For Family-Run Businesses, Here’s The Key to Competitive Recruiting

Family businesses have unique characteristics that certain candidates appreciate: a close-knit culture, nimble business processes and liberation from SEC and investor scrutiny that often...

Executive Compensation 2020: The Most Important Thing Private Companies Should Do Now

Compensation is one of the most strategic tools companies have at their disposal to attract top-notch talent, retain best performing executives and motivate the...

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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