Despite the recession, CEOs continue to pay themselves vast sums while expecting others to suffer - with those CEOs who slashed their workforces the deepest earning the most. As a new report puts it, 'CEOs laid off thousands while raking in millions.'
The effectiveness of stock options as part of a reward package has became something of an article of faith in the tech sector. But is there any evidence to back this up?
Flexible working is the most valued benefit for employees, proving far more popular than material perks such as bonuses, according to a new survey carried out in the UK by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
One of the ironic twists of the economic meltdown is that the very issues HR leaders have been voicing for decades are now the hot topics for CEOs and boards across all industries. That's good for HR - but it also means it needs to raise its game.
Capitalism has been tested beyond its limits by completely false and inherently risky assumptions. Globalisation transpired to be a trap and a delusion. What looked like a dead cert for the world economy became a sure nightmare.
Wall Street and the City of London will beg to differ, but a Dutch business school says that the need to hand out vast bonuses within the banking world is a 'self-created myth'.
What have organisations learnt from the economic crisis about getting the best out of their people? Two contrasting examples suggest that while some have learned a lot, others are stuck in the same old rut.
CEOs the world over are confident that the worst of the recession has passed and that their businesses – and their headcounts – will grow during 2010. But what lessons have they learned from the crisis?
For the first time in ten years, the bosses of the UK's largest companies enjoyed pay rises less than those of the average British worker in 2009.
It's often said that money doesn't bring happiness. But the truth could be more complicated, according to researchers at University of Toronto and Stanford University.
Between 2007 and 2008, the US stock market fell by 37 per cent and 2.6 million American jobs disappeared. But amid the economic chaos, one group has remained immune from the pain. For America's CEOs, the gravy train has just kept on flowing.
To those who might question the value of a college degree, please let me encourage you to 'go for it.' If you still don't think it's worth it, perhaps a few figures might persuade you otherwise.
Reward for decision-makers has always been determined by vested interest. It obviously suits the men and women themselves to be paid enormous sums, irrespective of any rationale. But what can we do about it?
Assuming the economic recovery does not get blown off course, most American managers could be looking forward to pay rises and bonuses again next year.
Rather than encouraging executives to work harder, performance-related pay may actually have the opposite effect. So isn't it time for a wholesale rethink?
I've been following the healthcare reform debate in the United States from afar with great interest. Of all the arguments for and against, one voice has been particularly silent: that of management, such as CEOs, HR, CFOs, etc.
In the US, where health care access is tied to your ability to stay employed in troubles times, life for many people is looking more and more like the TV show Survivor.
Companies need to get more imaginative if they are going to take the poison out of the debate over executive pay, perhaps by putting bonuses into locked accounts that only pay out if long-term targets are met.
Executive pay and remuneration programmes have been slammed for encouraging the excessive risk-taking that brought the world economy to its knees
Amid all the talk of austerity, there has been precious little evidence of belt-tightening among Britain's top bosses over the past year, despite the value of their companies falling by a third.
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