Compensation

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...

How to Win the War for Executive Talent at a Family-Controlled Company

A major challenge that maturing family-controlled companies face is recruiting, retaining, and engaging outside executive talent. These families have watched their companies grow and...
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Executive Compensation: To Compete, You Need to Update Your Incentive Program Annually

There is tremendous value in offering your executives a long-term incentive program for compensation. But if you can't offer long-term equity, what can you do? There are few ways to offer incentives without offering equity.

Want to Spice Up Innovation? Solve Your Gender Diversity Gap

Leaders cannot look at the gender diversity or pay gap issue in isolation. Robust, proactive diversity and inclusion programs can pave the way for a culture of innovation and create opportunity for all.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.

Waging War On The Gender Pay Gap: U.S. v. Iceland

U.S.-based CEOs feel that a law similar to Iceland's in the United States, to eradicate the gender wage gap, would be unrealistic at best, rating its likelihood of success 4.49 out of 10.

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.
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