Tag Archives: Benchmarking

Ensuring the Executive Pay Program is on a Strong Foundation

In the current environment with Say on Pay votes and intense media scrutiny, it can be difficult to stay centered on the foundation of the executive pay program. While it is important to be aware of external views and commentary on “best practices”, companies must ensure that their executive pay program is built on a rock-solid foundation. In terms of the building blocks of the pay program, most companies apply a “market median” compensation philosophy, but there are a wider range of practices for the peer group, performance metrics and assessing pay-for-performance alignment. Continue reading

How S&P 1500 Companies Choose Peers to Benchmark Pay

Jack Marsteller, Partner in our Los Angeles office, was recently quoted in an press release by Equilar. “In general, the visibility of competitive pay standards makes it difficult to set pay below peer median for long even if there are … Continue reading

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