Category Archives: Compensation

It’s time to get personal about communicating the value of executive total rewards

When you hear executive compensation, what do you think about? Millionaires. Stock Options. Private jets. All of those are good possibilities. But what do you don’t probably think about are things like the 80 hour work weeks, constant business travel, … Continue reading →

Inflation’s effect on salaries: What does time tell us?

Contrary to popular belief, numbers can both lie or tell certain truths. It all depends on the question asked. For example, looking at long-term trends for key economic data over the past 20 years, the world appears to be in … Continue reading →

The accuracy illusion

The more things change… When I started my first job two and a half decades ago, I was told for the first six months (during “probation period”) my pay would be set at 90% of the starting salary. Following a … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

Are you ready for negative proxy season votes? Consider these four steps.

The 2017 proxy season is here, and annual meeting volume is about to accelerate. Support for say-on-pay resolutions, at over 90% on average, is strong, right? Isn’t a favorable say-on-pay vote sufficient to avoid the microscope with shareholders, proxy advisors … Continue reading →

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Reshaping the compensation and benefits landscape with artificial intelligence

Just the mention of artificial intelligence (AI) evokes excitement and dread at the same time. AI is the inevitable next step in the evolution of technology. Leaders in business, technology and science are already mapping parameters to guide AI development … Continue reading →

Are you rewarding for performance?

In today’s competitive labor market, especially for professional and managerial roles, the term “pay for performance” appears on virtually every job posting as a catchphrase to entice self-driven individuals. An attractive job advertisement may be able to draw candidates’ attention, … Continue reading →

Go out on a limb: 5 questions to guide your compensation budget approach

Before you keep your compensation process the same as it is, take a moment to consider whether your current approach is the right one for the new year. Continue reading →

Pay equity vs. pay equality, and why it matters to business

It seems like we hear about Pay Equity and Pay Equality nearly every day. In the U.S., the terms have recently been discussed at the Women’s March on Washington, addressed in new legislation across many states, and taken up publicly … Continue reading →