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Survey Shows What's On Tap For Pay Plans In 2011

Melissa Klein Aguilar | November 19, 2010

With investor advisory votes looming, executive compensation strategy and philosophy, pay-for-performance relationships and compensation-related risk are at the top of the list of pay topics companies are reviewing in 2011, according to the latest survey by compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer & Partners.

All of those items have become even more important in light of the say-on-pay mandate under the Dodd-Frank Act, says PMP managing director Jim Heim.

Among other things, companies are validating their peers group to ensure they're using companies similar to their own size and industry, and reviewing their pay position strategy-for instance whether the percentile they benchmark against is valid based on their performance. They're also making sure they have strong executive summaries about their pay decisions in their proxy disclosure.

"All companies are a doing a much more rigorous analysis on...

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