Author: Bertha Masuda

Private companies often have challenges recruiting and retaining top talent. Vivient Consulting’s Bertha Masuda, CECP, and ThreePoint Consulting’s David Rhoads offer advice on implementing and maintaining effective private company compensation and incentive plans in this video Plans With the X Factor — Private Companies’ Quest for Effective Incentives from...

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...

Private companies are increasingly adopting public company governance practices such as using formal Compensation Committees consisting of internal or external Board members.  Unlike publicly traded companies where a Compensation Committee is a requirement, private companies establish formal Compensation Committees for reasons such as the desire...

By Bertha Masuda Deciding on individual bonus awards is an important exercise to ensure pay for performance.  However, many companies struggle with how to use discretion in finalizing bonus awards.  In a recent Vivient survey of private companies, almost 60% of companies rated the level of...

By Bertha Masuda and Susan Schroeder One of the most important compensation-related activities a company will undertake is creating effective communication plans that explain incentive pay structures. Especially important is helping executives – those most vital to the ongoing success of the company – understand their...