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 article that shows the majority of CEOs really aren’t overpaid. However, companies are continuing to implement more pay-for-performance programs, and the variable pay component based on company performance has increased. Ultimately, when the company’s performance targets are achieved, everyone benefits: employees, shareholders, the government, and even the company’s local community. We believe this is ripple of positive impact is directly correlated to having a great CEO.