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We provide tips, insights and perspectives to help compensation professionals build mastery of market data.

  • With Salaries and Bonuses Projected to Increase, U.S. Employees Can Expect a Pay Hike in 2020

    With Salaries and Bonuses Projected to Increase, U.S. Employees Can Expect a Pay Hike in 2020

    According to new data from Aon’s 2019-2020 U.S. Salary Increase Survey, companies across industries are expected to award the largest bonuses, on average, in four decades.

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  • First Look at Chief Human Resources Officer Compensation Trends in 2019

    First Look at Chief Human Resources Officer Compensation Trends in 2019

    Here's a first look at changes to chief human resources officer pay — from base salaries to target bonuses to long-term incentives — that need to be on your radar.

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  • 2019 Pay Trends: First Look at CEO Compensation

    2019 Pay Trends: First Look at CEO Compensation

    Get a sneak peek of timely and accurate CEO pay trends — and show you how to get your hands on 2019 CEO salaries, target bonus opportunities and LTI awards.

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  • Participate in the 2019-2020 Salary Increase Survey to Keep Your Compensation Strategy Competitive

    Participate in the 2019-2020 Salary Increase Survey to Keep Your Compensation Strategy Competitive

    The 2019-2020 Salary Increase Survey from Aon, with a U.S.-focus as well as a global-focus, is now open.

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  • Broad Corporate Governance Changes Proposed in Canada

    Broad Corporate Governance Changes Proposed in Canada

    The federal government of Canada introduced Bill C-97, which proposed several important amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).

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  • Improve Pay-for-Performance Alignment By Modeling Realizable Pay Outcomes

    Improve Pay-for-Performance Alignment By Modeling Realizable Pay Outcomes

    The pressure is on to provide comprehensive disclosure of pay-for-performance and effective communications for compensation programs both internally and externally.

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  • Key Workforce Trends We're Seeing in the Restaurant Industry

    Key Workforce Trends We're Seeing in the Restaurant Industry

    As one of the largest employer segments in the country, it is critical for food and service companies, including restaurants, to stay on top of the latest workforce trends.

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  • 5 Market Trends That May Necessitate a Deeper Review of Your Job Architecture

    5 Market Trends That May Necessitate a Deeper Review of Your Job Architecture

    More companies are making changes to their job architecture in response to market forces – from pay equity to rapid growth. We explain how to determine if your structures need a facelift.

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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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  • Benchmarking Pay Data for Key Technology Executives

    Benchmarking Pay Data for Key Technology Executives

    Paying competitively matters — especially when it’s for these key technology executive roles.

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  • How to Compete (And Win) With World-Renowned Companies for Non-Exempt Workers

    How to Compete (And Win) With World-Renowned Companies for Non-Exempt Workers

    Trying to compete with corporate giants for non-exempt workers can be challenging. Here’s how you can fight back with data.

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  • Keep Pay Structures Current Using This Job Leveling Methodology

    Keep Pay Structures Current Using This Job Leveling Methodology

    Using the right data, you should be able to identify values for different job levels that would enable you to stay competitive.

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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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  • 4 Tips to Face Digital Convergence With Confidence in 2019

    4 Tips to Face Digital Convergence With Confidence in 2019

    Now is the time to assess the impact of digital transformation on your rewards and talent programs and take action.

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  • Year-in-Review: Top 5 Rewards Articles of 2018

    Year-in-Review: Top 5 Rewards Articles of 2018

    As the year winds down, we’ve compiled this list of the top rewards-related articles your peers have been reading so you can dive in and catch up.

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  • Simplify Executive Compensation With Must-Know Insights on Incentive Plan Design

    Simplify Executive Compensation With Must-Know Insights on Incentive Plan Design

    Understand how to create an effective incentive plan design.

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  • ISS Clarifies 2019 Compensation Policy Updates

    ISS Clarifies 2019 Compensation Policy Updates

    The updates provide clarification on how ISS will implement changes to its equity plan scorecard methodology, director pay, equity dilution concerns, and more.

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  • Hiring Tips for the Hottest Cyber Security Jobs

    Hiring Tips for the Hottest Cyber Security Jobs

    Aon’s new 2018 Global Cyber Security Talent Survey sheds light on the latest trends and insights impacting the hiring of cyber security talent around the world.

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  • ISS, Glass Lewis Issue 2019 Policy Updates with Focus on Pay-for-Performance and Diversity

    ISS, Glass Lewis Issue 2019 Policy Updates with Focus on Pay-for-Performance and Diversity

    ISS’ draft policies consider swapping GAAP metrics for EVA; meanwhile, Glass Lewis’ final policies center on clawbacks, gross-ups, front loaded grants and more.

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  • A Glimpse Into the Rising Popularity — and Shifting Nature of — Variable Pay Plans

    A Glimpse Into the Rising Popularity — and Shifting Nature of — Variable Pay Plans

    Variable pay plans continue to be a critical component of many organizations’ total rewards package.

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