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The L-Blast | March 2022

Compensation for a Multigenerational Workforce Employers are currently facing challenges on all levels. Among them are human capital concerns regarding attraction and retention, and their direct link to compensation and the total rewards landscape. Today's workforce is...

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The L-Blast | February 2022

New Focus on Executive Pay for Performance Executive compensation and pay for performance have always been a hot topic, but the SEC's recent reopening for comments on its pay versus performance rule has put renewed focus on this highly debated issue. A push from the SEC...

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The L-Blast | November 2021

Combating the Great Resignation The Great Resignation continues to exacerbate workforce concerns with no end in sight. As more and more companies struggle with retaining and attracting needed talent, it has become critical to dive into the root causes of this phenomenon...

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Strategies to Combat the Great Resignation

The employment market reflects drastic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4.4 million workers left their jobs in September of this year with no indication of slowing. The old-school model of employee loyalty to a firm has been...

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L-Blast | February 2019

Dear All, Spring is around the corner and proxy season is in full swing! Here at NFPCCmp;A we are off to a great start this year, staying busy helping our public clients with proxy and CD&A disclosures. Our survey specialists have also been hard at work preparing for our...

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L-Blast | December 2018

Dear All, It’s hard to believe 2018 is quickly coming to an end. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019! We at NFPCCmp;A are very grateful for another great year and for all of you. We look forward to the new challenges and opportunities the...

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L-Blast | October 2018

Dear All,  It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner and soon we will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate and wrap up 2018! Here at NFPCCmp;A are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of our favorite holidays, and are grateful for all of you and...

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L-Blast | August 2018

Dear All, Just like that, summer break has come and gone and school is back in session! As we gear up for the busy fall season we took a moment to evaluate our goals as well as our team members. We are excited to announce another round of promotions within our NFPCCmp;A staff!...

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L-Blast | July 2018

Dear All, We hope you are staying cool and enjoying vacations with your families. The start of school is around the corner and just like the kids, we too are gearing up for the busy fall season.   In this edition of the L-Blast we have some great articles to share with you...

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L-Blast | May 2018

Dear All, Summer is around the corner as another school year comes to an end and with it the first proxy season requiring CEO pay ratios. As I mentioned in a recent HBJ article, the really interesting use for the pay ratio will come in three to five years, when a given company...

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NFPCC Original Article: What are We Paying For?

Non Performance-Based Compensation Factors & Why they Matter Too Add together the volatile ingredients of egregious CEO pay articles, gender pay gaps, say-on-pay votes, CEO pay ratio legislation, media bias, market volatility, compensation lawsuits, collegiate athlete pay...

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L-Blast | March 2018

Dear All, Spring is finally here and with it the first CEO Pay Ratio disclosures of 2018! Although we are still in the early stages of proxy season, we are already seeing eye-catching data for the newly required pay ratio disclosure. It will be interesting to see how this...

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L-Blast | January 2018

Dear All, We are well into the start of the new year and although 2018 has greeted us with some extremely cold temperatures that paralyzed our city for a couple of days, we at NFPCCmp;A have hit the ground running and are gearing up for proxy season. In this first L-Blast of...

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L-Blast | October 2017

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us, but what an exciting time it is for our great city of Houston as the Astros compete for their first World Series title! We may be champions by the time this hits your inbox, but whether we win or not, we are proud of...

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June 2017 L-BLAST: Upcoming HR/Reward Legislations & How You Can Impact Congress | Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House | Shareholders Could Soon Lose Power to Make Proposals

In this month's L-Blast, there's an original NFPCCmp;A article about WorldatWork's first Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in which we share some important facts on legislation, key pending legislative actions that may impact rewards professionals, and avenues for...

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Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune...

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Incentive Plan Goal Setting

One of the biggest issues facing boards today is setting goals for incentive plans. How do companies find that balance between motivating executives, aligning with the company's strategic goals, and satisfying shareholders? This article by ClearBridge analyzed the goals for...

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More Guidance on Section 409A

"Last month, the IRS provided helpful guidance under Code Section 409A with the release of its Chief Counsel Advice 201645012 (the CCA). The CCA is noteworthy because the IRS agreed that a 25% increase qualified as a materially greater amount, and thus deferred salary was...

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