White Papers

Not-For-Profit Executive Compensation and Intermediate Sanctions Compliance at the Board Level

The IRS can apply penalties or intermediate sanctions to non-profit organizations that pay executives or board members too much relative to the market. This white paper provides best practices and general guidelines for compensation committees of non-profit organizaitons.

ROIC - One of the Best Measures of Business Performance

Return on invested capital (ROIC) can be used to measure the historical performance of a business unit or an entire company.

Strategic Incentive Design: Looking Beyond Overall Sales Results

When companies fail to think about sales incentive design holistically, they miss out on key opportunities to maximize the return on investment on their sales incentive dollars. Here are three strategic reasons why companies should look beyond overall sales results to maximize the impact of their sales incentive plans.

Is Your Incentive Plan Supporting Your “Pay-for-Performance” Culture?

Incentive plans encourage employees to take specific actions to meet individual and/or organizational goals. If you decide incentives are right for your organization, this white paper provides tips for designing an effective plan.

Making Metrics Matter

More and more companies are incorporating metrics and goals into their training, communications, performance management, and pay.

Are Financial Controls Killing Your Sales Incentive Plan?

Three common sales incentive design mistakes, and why they are unnecessary in most situations.

Mitigating Risks in Deferred Compensation

For many plan advisers, deferred compensation is an unexplored area of retirement services—but one that offers many potential rewards.

10 Key Features of Deferred Compensation

With many baby boomer executives approaching retirement, deferred compensation programs are increasingly important components of executive benefit programs. 

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