The Myth of the Average Worker Pay Ratio

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Are CEOs overpaid? Many people think so. If so, many potential causes have been identified: CEOs with too much power, inattentive boards of directors, conflicts of interest by compensation consultants, the use of stock options – the list goes on. Depending on the source, the average CEO in 2005 was paid $10 million to $15 million dollars. This calculation usually … Read More

Global Equity Hot Topics

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For those of you that find some of my blogs somewhat technical at times, you should attend the Global Equity Organization Annual Conference and experience the world I live in. Just this morning’s sessions were enough to demonstrate how complex it can be to pay employees around the world with equity. If you’re really paying attention, your head will hurt … Read More

Global Equity Update

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In the spirit of this week’s Annual Conference of Global Equity Organization, I thought I would share something I became aware of thanks to Google Alerts. This is a blog from China about an article discussing Google and Intel’s use of equity-based compensation and my quote on the issue. 矽谷工資水平大增 英特爾準備跟進加薪 矽谷工資水平大增 英特爾準備跟進加薪陳穎柔/綜合外電報導 全球第一大半導體廠商英特爾追隨矽谷加薪潮,擬進行調薪,以便吸引並留住人才。 英 特爾日前表示,該公司員工薪水與紅利往後數年期間都會獲調高,該公司並計畫增加限制性股票的發行,以防範股權遭稀釋。網際網路泡沫破滅,一度使矽谷科技業 的薪資水準成長減緩,不過現今在經濟回穩下,當地薪資節節高升,科技業也因而承受愈來愈大的加薪壓力。矽谷工資水平大增有部分原因源自網搜公司 Google提供優渥薪資,英特爾薪資主管湯普森女士(Gaby Thompson)表示,Google一心想成為薪資為全美前三名的科技公司。 PayScale公司對外提供薪水資訊,該公司薪資長魏透希(Fred … Read More

Lots of Zeroes

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It’s shareholder meeting season, and hundreds of companies released their information in proxy statements on executive pay. Many executives made tens, even hundreds, of millions of dollars last year, as the media like to count it, leading to continued concerns about excessive executive pay.Remember the caveat in my recent blog about how the media counts these numbers. A lot of … Read More

Creative Compensation Plans

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As I discussed in my Compensation Integrity blog on April 19, the latest compensation scandal over the timing of stock option grants has created shock and awe. Would corporate executives and members of boards of directors really time the granting of options to catch stock price lows and ensure additional gain from those options? Or worse, would a company backdate … Read More

April 1: Compensation This Weak

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What an incredible couple of weeks it has been in the world of compensation. I intended to blog much earlier but the deluge of media stories kept me reading instead of writing. Here’s a recap:Job Bank for the Jobless General Motors has a program, known as the Job Bank, that provides full pay and benefits for workers when there is … Read More

How Did You Do?

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Every year I read Parade magazine’s article on what people earn. Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever actually read the article but rather scan every picture and job title and salary. As a compensation specialist I can’t resist. Usually I just see surveys or spreadsheets of what people earn – job titles and salaries; … Read More

A Blog about a Blog

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In addition to my consulting work with Compensation Venture Group, teaching for WorldatWork, speaking at conferences, and founding role with The Integrity Institute, I serve as an advisor and occasional blogger for PayScale, Inc. Check out the PayScale Blog where this week I discuss the burgeoning chaos in executive pay reporting by the media:Take This Executive Compensation QuizCompensation This Week