The L-Blast | May 2022

A Look Into the 2022 Proxy Season As predicted, this year's proxy season is proving to be an especially active one, particularly in the areas of environmental and social issues. As annual meetings wind down, we have a good idea of how trends affecting these issues are shaping up. In this month's L-Blast, we bring you a preview of voting...

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The L-Blast | April 2022

ESG & Executive Compensation Linking environmental, social, and governance metrics to executive compensation is becoming increasingly prevalent. Pressures from investors, shareholders, environmental and rights advocates, and the government are pushing companies to adopt ESG metrics. In this month's L-Blast, we take a deeper look at this issue and analyze whether this trend is beneficial to the overall effective design of executive...

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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 composed of multiple generations, presenting additional challenges in setting compensation, benefits, and the EVP (employee value proposition) as a whole. In this month's...

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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 to provide shareholders more transparency and a clearer correlation between executive pay and the...

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The L-Blast | January 2022

Inflation and Executive Compensation It's a new year and as inflation continues to rise, budgetary concerns regarding compensation take center stage. We have been writing on this topic for several months, focusing primarily on the effects on salaries at the employee level. In this L-Blast, we hone in on the inflationary impact on executive pay. In this month's featured article,...

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The L-Blast | December 2021

Compensation Strategies & Trends for 2022 The end of the year is upon us and planning for 2022 is underway. How can organizations navigate the unprecedented workforce challenges we are seeing? Tight labor markets, inflation, covid concerns, and various compensation issues are putting more strain on companies. Attracting, motivating and retaining top talent has always been a key factor, but...

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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 and take active steps to combat it. In this L-Blast's featured article, we share insights to better understand...

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The L-Blast | October 2021

Reassessing Compensation Peer Groups Peer group selection has always played a key role in the executive compensation planning process. While peer group composition may have been somewhat static in previous years, companies are now at a point in which reassessment is critical. The pandemic has impacted a series of strategic factors such as increased M&A activity and bankruptcies, decreased valuations,...

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The L-Blast | September 2021

In this month's L-Blast, we turn our attention to a topic that is quickly becoming top of mind for many companies and has gained quite a bit of media attention over the past few months. We are talking about a phenomenon we've come to know as The Great Resignation. What was a prediction by Anthony Klotz, Associate Professor at Texas...

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The L-Blast | August 2021

  Another proxy season is behind us, and like every year, we had an opportunity to take notice of trends, specifically as they relate to executive compensation disclosures. In this case, we see companies are taking approaches to more clearly portray the link between pay, performance, and shareholder alignment. In this month's L-Blast, we focus on an important issue that helps paint this picture...

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