June 2015

Changing technologies, markets, sales approaches and customer expectations required companies to maintain a laser focus on business during the recent Great Recession. As a result, many organizations’ compensation structures received little attention and today are dangerously out of sync with the realities of the marketplace....

By Jeff McCutcheon and Rich McGinley Given the rapid growth in share repurchase arrangements, we believe it is necessary for compensation committees to closely review the relationship between buybacks and incentives and carefully consider the role of unintended consequences within the executive performance management process.  In...

By Paul McConnell and Mark Gressle In supporting a company’s strategy, the board must adopt compensation programs that are aligned with the strategy and allow managers to participate meaningfully in the value they create for shareholders. Consequently, Boards and managers must explain to institutional investors and...

Learn about the benefits and some of the key considerations in using deferred compensation incentives to boost executive and company performance. Discover ways deferred compensation plans can be set up to emulate bonuses, long-term incentives and even equity-based compensation. Read about a retail case study...