Executive compensation

Reimagining the retail CEO

Posted by Cory Morrow

What will retail leadership’s tenure and sourcing look like in the future? During the last two years, CEO changes at major retail chains like Walmart, Best Buy, Kroger, J.C. Penney, American Eagle Outfitters, and Target (among others) have dominated the … Continue reading

Rebalancing risk in executive reward

Posted by Eric Engesaeth

Daniel Kahneman probably wasn’t thinking about executive reward when he wrote about the phenomenon of ‘loss aversion’ (people’s tendency to fear loss more than they appreciate gains) in his 2011 book, Thinking Fast and Slow. But the theory helps to … Continue reading

When executive incentives go bad

Posted by Carl Sjostrom

For me, arguing against a link between executive pay and performance is like arguing against motherhood and apple pie. After all, you hire an executive to perform for your business – so why not pay them for how well they … Continue reading

We all mind the (gender pay) gap

Posted by Stephen Welch

Ed. note: this article originally ran on the website HR Director on 2 July, 2013. You can see the original article here.  The increasing pay gap between men and women is disengaging the workforce. Stephen Welch, a Director at Hay Group, … Continue reading

Why the cap doesn’t fit

Posted by Carl Sjostrom

Take emotion and politics out of the equation and the argument for capping bankers’ bonuses doesn’t add up, says Hay Group’s Carl Sjostrom. Ask any passer-by if they agree with the EU’s move to limit bankers’ bonuses (and, now, to … Continue reading

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