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Compensation Philosophy & Programs

Browse the latest articles on pay philosophy, including articles on pay prominance, strategic valuation of pay, talent retention methods, framing the compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) portion of the proxy statement, and non-direct compensation matters such as SERPs and employee benefits.

Do Nonfinancial Measures Have To Be Soft?

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Graham Kenny posits that nonfinancial measures should be included alongside financial measures in incentive plans. He goes on to say that this is leading companies to use both hard and soft performance measures—where… Read more

What You Should Know When Selling the Company

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has increased at a record pace during the past several years and many executives believe that deal activity will stay strong near term. High corporate profits combined with low economic growth have made business leaders… Read more

Bringing the Diversity Discussion into the Compensation Committee

Companies have embraced diversity as a way to enhance dialogue, broaden thinking, better represent customer perspectives and drive innovation. Diversity—including diversity of race, gender, cultural background, experience and age—is now a strategic imperative and benefits from the Board of Directors’… Read more