Executive Labour markets – the emerging markets story

Today’s post comes from Ian Davidson. Ian has an impressive track record in the C&B sphere. His specialty is executive pay, and he has been involved in the financial services industry for a long time. He shares his thoughts on his blog at iandavidson.me and also podcasts – something I am planning to try soon…

A useful reference matrix on equity compensation

In this edition of Sunday Skills, I want to lead you to a great synthetic document created by Performensation, a consulting company which “provides customized performance based compensation solutions to organizations of all sizes in the Americas and Europe”. Performensation is led by Dan Walter, an expert on executive / equity compensation who is also…

Financial background checks for executive candidates – are they needed ?

Kris Dunn wrote an interesting post at the HR Capitalist last week titled “YOU MAKE THE CALL: Are You Responsible For Knowing That This Executive Hire Was About to File Bankruptcy?”. He describes the situation of a company that was surprised when the senior executive they hired filed for bankruptcy and asks readers whether they…

High Pay Commission report tackles excessive high compensation

Since the beginning of the global crisis, the topic of Executive Pay has been a major point of focus for many observers, journalists, economists, governance and  remuneration specialists, as well as the “man on the street”. Recent developments in the US have included the implementation of stricter rules regarding Say on Pay (shareholders voting on…

A methodology to define which roles qualify as “Executive”

In today’s Reader Question, a while ago, one of my former colleagues reached out as he was about to embark on a new project : “I’ve moved on to a technology company from manufacturing and enjoying the challenge. Just curious if you have an example of criteria for defining Director or VP roles within any…