Executive Pay & Governance

Aligning executive and board compensation with corporate success.

With executive pay under more scrutiny than ever, boards may feel that the middle ground is a safe place to be. But the right solution isn't what everyone else is doing: there’s no single best practice in executive compensation. The right approach is the one that strikes a balance between what your organization needs and what your stakeholders expect.

Decisions on executive pay today have to be made in a challenging context. Growing  stakeholder influence, tighter regulations and intense public scrutiny combine to make safety
in numbers seem the most attractive option. But while market benchmarks are useful, they don’t point to the best solution. Cookie-cutter pay programs can create a disconnect between
performance and reward.

The most effective approach looks at executive compensation through three lenses:

  • What you do—your business model, market and strategy.
  • Who you are—your culture, values and behaviors.
  • What your stakeholders think.

This way, your pay program can balance the need for performance and retention with stakeholder expectations, your strategy and your culture.


Why Korn Ferry Hay Group?

  • As experts in executive behavior, we understand how pay can guide and reinforce the behavior of leaders in line with your company's goals. And we have deep expertise in working with worldclass corporations and their top teams.
  • Our reward data is world-renowned and our advice is free from conflicts of interest. Our unique approach, proven methodologies and common-sense analytics have been developed over more than 70 years.
  • We work with management to help them use pay to implement strategy, and with boards so that compensation plans meet the needs of all stakeholders.


Benefits

  • Balance executive/stakeholder needs — we understand how to create programs that attract and motivate executives while respecting stakeholder expectations.
  • Fit reward to your strategic context — our recommendations take into account your
    entire business environment, as well as market comparisons.
  • Clear, transparent programs — we create clear and simple programs without too many 'moving parts.'


For more information about executive pay & governance, please contact Christopher Chen at +1.647.798.3720, or email
christopher.chen@kornferry.com

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Executive briefings

January 2017 - Say on Pay in Canada.

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Korn Ferry Hay Group executive briefings are published approx. 6 times per year. If you would like to be added to our mail list for the  briefings, contact Anne Heber at anne.heber@kornferry.com or call +1 416 342 5191.

March 2017 - Executive pay governance practices.

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Korn Ferry Hay Group executive briefings are published approx. 6 times per year. If you would like to be added to our mail list for the briefings, contact Anne Heber at anne.heber@kornferry.com or call +1 416 342 5191.

May 2017 - Executive succession.

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Korn Ferry Hay Group executive briefings are published approx. 6 times per year. If you would like to be added to our mail list for the briefings, contact Anne Heber at anne.heber@kornferry.com or call +1 416 342 5191.

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