Compensation Insights BLOG

By Bonnie Schindler Vivient Consulting analyzed the CEO pay for publicly traded Southern California middle-market companies ranging from $50 million to $1 billion in revenue.  Based on the review of 2014 proxy data, median total direct compensation (salary plus annual incentive plus long-term incentives) is approximately...

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...

 By Jeff McCutcheon  While perfectly aligned with investors in the short term, “TSR programs may diminish accountability for strategy by rewarding for events unrelated to changes in long-term franchise value.” Paying for performance is assumed to be the objective of most pay plans. A quick read of a handful of proxy statements will likely find the phrase prominently used. The Dodd-Frank act...

By Bonnie Schindler Private, for-profit companies in the United States rely heavily on cash incentives to motivate and retain executives and employees, according to the recently released 2013 Vivient Consulting and WorldatWork “Incentive Pay Practices Survey: Privately Held Companies”survey of private-company incentive-compensation plans. This survey was conducted...