What CEOs Need to Know about Executive Compensation

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Compensation isn’t just about making sure people are paid enough to stick around. Compensation, especially at the executive level, is a strategic tool. If your firm does not consider executive compensation a driver of your strategic initiatives, you’re probably thinking about executive compensation in the wrong way. According to our research, most private companies are not optimizing compensation as a …

Components of an Executive Compensation Plan

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The components of an executive compensation plan vary widely across companies. How incentive vehicles are structured and implemented vary even more widely. Below are the most common components of an executive compensation plan: Base Salary The standard wage paid to an executive that typically is the largest share of an annual compensation package. Bonuses (Short-term incentives) Distributions for annual milestones …

5 Keys to Effective Executive Compensation

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A properly crafted executive compensation plan not only ensures you attract and retain the talent your business requires, it also effectively aligns the incentives for your executive team to the strategy and priorities of the organization. The research for our annual CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies shows that companies that prioritize structuring and implementing comprehensive executive …