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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.

A CEO Pay Ratio Tipping Point?

With companies starting to release CEO pay ratio data for the first time, boards and management teams are bracing for a wave of reactions: How will activists and employee groups use the information to crank up criticism? Will the media… Read more

Rewarding Strategic Investment

Consider an all-too-common business dilemma: a company faces significant operational headwinds after a string of consecutive years of growth. The CEO can see a market disruption on the horizon, and it is getting harder and harder to squeeze continued gains… Read more

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