Category: Rewards

Our New Energy Incentive Compensation Survey Launches August 1st!

Our survey team at L&A has designed an incentive compensation survey for the Oil & Gas industry to provide competitive market practices in both annual and long-term incentive compensation plan designs. Specifically, the survey will report on incentive plan eligibility, performance metrics, vehicle mix, vesting periods, vesting schedules, annual incentive targets, and long-term incentive targets…. Read more »

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… Read more »

When it comes to salaries, Houston’s got it made compared to rest of U.S.

Longnecker & Associates’ President, Chris Crawford, was quoted in this recent article from the Houston Business Journal discussing why it “pays” to live in Houston. Written by Jack Witthaus, the article highlights various roles and expert rationale on why they either earn more or less than the national average. The article also includes some helpful graphics… Read more »

New Revenue Recognition Standard’s Impact on Compensation

There’s a new revenue recognition standard that could affect compensation and bonus plans. These plans are made over many years, and the ways of measuring and the timing of recognition of revenue change. Determining compensation incentives that reward real growth will require serious reconsideration. Companies will need to reexamine definitions, calculations, and targets in incentive… Read more »

MAY L-BLAST: Media Bias in CEO Pay | Top 10 Compensation Hot Topics | Court Questions Accelerated Vesting of Equity Compensation

In this month’s edition of the L-Blast, we have a very interesting original L&A article for you about media bias in CEO compensation. It references an article from Fortune.com that draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender pay gap between Yahoo’s present and previous CEOs. It provides a comparison on both CEO’s… Read more »

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 annual incentives & long-term incentives set by 100 S&P 500 companies to help answer this… Read more »

Brent Longnecker Speaking at Gulf Coast Symposium This Thursday!

The Top 10 Compensation Issues Facing You Thursday, May 11 | 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (repeats 10:00 AM session) NRG Center (Houston, TX) – Room 604 Speaker: Brent Longnecker The HR function has been changing over the years. More businesses are realigning the role of HR so they can best manage and grow their… Read more »

Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI Plans

We came across a recent report that we thought would be interesting to our readers. With the debate growing on whether or not TSR measures are the best approach for performance-based long-term incentives, this study highlights and discusses some other metric alternatives and their real-time market practice. Check out Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI… Read more »

Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry

Our Chairman & CEO, Brent Longnecker, was recently quoted in this article, Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry, that uses the example of US Steel’s bonus payouts to discuss easy compensation targets that are set for executives – a long-time complaint of shareholders. The economy is constantly changing, so it… Read more »