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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.

Strong Advice for Compensation Committees on Targets, Methods and Clean Sheets

In this coverage of Leading Minds of Compensation–West, which ran in the September/October 2017 issue of NACD Directorship magazine, Barry Sullivan joins other leading compensation consultants to give advice on some of the most vexing questions and issues facing compensation committee chairs and… Read more

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