Compensation Insights BLOG

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...

By Janet Koechel - Paradox Compensation Advisors New Federal overtime pay regulations are imminent. Will your company pass the test? It’s a New World for Overtime Pay New rules for determining overtime eligibility could take effect in 2016 according to the Department of Labor (DOL) for employees whose base...

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?...

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...

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...