Compensation & Benefits

  • Benchmarking 101: How to Benchmark, and Why It Matters

    Benchmarking 101: How to Benchmark, and Why It Matters

    To recruit top talent in today’s competitive market, it’s important to know what your peers are paying and compare your compensation strategy against this data. Regularly benchmarking your firm’s...

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  • Top 5 Ways to Maintain Your Salary Structure

    Top 5 Ways to Maintain Your Salary Structure

    For most financial services roles, salaries represent the majority of pay for an employee. For example, most individual contributor roles in consumer banking and back-office areas can have up to...

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  • Q&A: What Challenges Have HR and Benefits Leaders' Attention

    Q&A: What Challenges Have HR and Benefits Leaders' Attention

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  • Getting Ready for Proxy Season 2019

    Getting Ready for Proxy Season 2019

    For many companies, preparing proxies is top of mind this time of year. Are you prepared?

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  • Year-Over-Year Trends in Board of Director Pay

    Year-Over-Year Trends in Board of Director Pay

    Corporate board pay may be changing faster than you think.

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  • 5 Tips to Effectively Communicate Merit Pay Decisions

    5 Tips to Effectively Communicate Merit Pay Decisions

    Armed with these communication tips, you can support a culture of pay transparency and improve employees’ understanding of pay decisions.

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  • What We Learned from CEO Pay Ratio Exemptions

    What We Learned from CEO Pay Ratio Exemptions

    Months before the first CEO pay ratio disclosures were filed, the SEC issued guidance around the types of individuals that could be excluded from a firm’s median identification analysis. With the...

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  • 8 Ways to Simplify Your Executive Compensation Planning Season in 2019

    8 Ways to Simplify Your Executive Compensation Planning Season in 2019

    Here are 8 ways CG Pro can help simplify your executive compensation planning activities, saving time and money.

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  • ISS Clarifies 2019 Compensation Policy Updates

    ISS Clarifies 2019 Compensation Policy Updates

    Recent FAQs provide clarification on how ISS will implement changes to its equity plan scorecard methodology, director pay evaluation, equity dilution concerns, and more. Similar to prior...

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  • SEC Takes Closer Look at Conflicts of Interest at Proxy Advisory Firms

    SEC Takes Closer Look at Conflicts of Interest at Proxy Advisory Firms

    The SEC has ramped up its scrutiny of proxy advisory firms. Earlier this month, the agency made the unusual decision to rescind the findings from two No Action Letters that were issued by SEC...

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  • What to Consider When Calculating Your CEO Pay Ratio in Year 2

    What to Consider When Calculating Your CEO Pay Ratio in Year 2

    The primary focus for many companies during the first year of calculating the CEO pay ratio was determining what methodology to use when identifying the median employee — ensuring it was both...

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  • IRS Releases Guidance Concerning Changes to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code

    IRS Releases Guidance Concerning Changes to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code

    One of the more noteworthy provisions within the giant corporate tax bill that passed at the end of 2017 for executive compensation professionals was the elimination of a provision under Section...

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  • Proxy Planning Checklist to Prepare for Year-End

    Proxy Planning Checklist to Prepare for Year-End

    Our experts have compiled this checklist so you can get a head start on areas to focus on so you can position your company for success for the 2019 proxy season.

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  • How Reporting Relationship and Job Title Can Impact CHRO Pay

    How Reporting Relationship and Job Title Can Impact CHRO Pay

    See how factors such as job title and reporting relationship can have a noteworthy impact on CHRO compensation.

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  • Global Compensation Checklist to Prepare For Year-End

    Global Compensation Checklist to Prepare For Year-End

    Start planning your global compensation strategy going into 2019.

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  • Broad-Based Compensation Checklist to Prepare For Year-End

    Broad-Based Compensation Checklist to Prepare For Year-End

    Leverage the tips in this checklist to turbo charge your employee rewards strategy this fall.

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  • Getting Started with Your Compensation Survey Results

    Getting Started with Your Compensation Survey Results

    Understanding where you stand in the market helps you ensure that employee compensation spend is optimized for your firm. Overpaying relative to performance and the market could lead to increased...

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  • 6 Things Every Compensation Professional Should Do This Fall

    6 Things Every Compensation Professional Should Do This Fall

    Our executive compensation experts have compiled this checklist so you can bolster your executive compensation strategy and close out the year strong.

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  • Is It Time for Your Compensation Philosophy to Evolve? We Think So.

    Is It Time for Your Compensation Philosophy to Evolve? We Think So.

    If you read your way through thousands of proxy statements a year, as our team does, you’ll soon discover that most compensation philosophies sound pretty much the same. By and large, they include...

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  • Creating a Culture of ‘Engagement Every Day’ at a Major North American Retailer

    Creating a Culture of ‘Engagement Every Day’ at a Major North American Retailer

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