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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

A High Risk, High Reward Pay Orientation

A financial services firm with revenues in excess of $1 billion utilized a price-vested options approach with rigorous goals to align with the company’s high-growth strategy. The strategy was successful, and after the stock price nearly doubled by the end… Read more