Performance Management

As new technology growth and globalization of business change the way human resources are managed, three important new human resources trends in 2016 will further impact pay practices, incentive pay plans and employee and executive compensation strategies; FLSA overtime pay regulations, variable pay plans and...

By Janet Koechel - Paradox Compensation Advisors   Your most talented employee just turned in his or her resignation when offered an increase in more pay from a competitor – what do you do?  Make a compensation counter offer and boost their salary without consulting HR or...

Funding for long term incentive plans (LTI's) is handled differently for private companies vs public companies and comes directly off the bottom line. So when and why should private companies consider these "costly" performance incentives for their executives? What executives should be included in LTI's?...

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...

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...