general Articles


ISS Adds Climate Scorecard to Proxy Reports, Recognizing the Rise of Sustainable Investing

A new rating has been added to ISS’ proxy reports that’s focused on climate awareness. In this article, we highlight key components of the scorecard and its impact for issuers. 

Published: October 2019
Read Article


To Proactively Manage Pay Equity, Companies Must Take These Three Steps

To proactively address pay equity issues, firms across industries must move beyond treating it as a one-time audit exercise and instead manage risks on an ongoing basis.

Published: October 2019
Read Article


Impact of the New Employee Overtime Rule by Industry and Tips for Compliance

An estimated 1.3 million U.S. workers will be eligible for overtime pay as of January 1, 2020, but the effect within organizations varies by industry, job function and role. Here’s a deeper look at how companies will be affected and questions for companies to think about when complying with the new rule. 

Published: October 2019
Read Article


ISS Releases Draft Policy Updates for 2020; Executive Compensation is Notably Absent

ISS is proposing changes to its U.S. policies on problematic governance structures, independent board chair proposals and share buybacks. Here’s a summary of potential implications for U.S.-listed companies.

Published: October 2019
Read Article


Using Talent Assessments to Drive Better Performance of Your Sales Organization

Assessing the skills of your sales force should be a top priority for HR and sales leaders, but too often we see this process neglected with a focus on sales quotas and growth above matching the right talent with the right jobs. In this article, we discuss how to get set up with an effective talent assessment process.

Published: October 2019
Read Article


How U.K. Companies are Calculating the CEO Pay Ratio in First Year of Disclosure

The CEO pay ratio rule in the U.K. allows companies to choose from three different methodologies. While we see a favoured approach so far, there are technical considerations to make when selecting the right one. Read our article for the latest disclosure trends and tips for complying with the new rule.

Published: September 2019
Read Article


As Pay Ratio Enters Its Third Year, Here’s What We Know So Far

To date, no company has won or lost vote support as a result of their pay ratio disclosures. With proxy advisory firms remaining silent on this issue so far, we don’t expect that to change.

Published: September 2019
Read Article


Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season and a Lookback at 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting in the U.S.

In this article, we examine say-on-pay voting results and trends by industry as well as provide advice on steps to take to prepare for the 2020 proxy season. 

Published: September 2019
Read Article


How Aon Drives the Search for Top Tech Talent in the Digital Age

Creating a workforce for the digital age involves defining new job roles and career paths. Read our case study that was published in Human Resource Executive magazine to see how we helped re-engineer a client's rewards programs to attract new talent.

Published: September 2019
Read Article


SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms

The SEC recently published two sets of interpretive guidance dealing with proxy advisory firms and their use by investment advisers. The guidance addresses the voting responsibilities of investment advisers and provides clarity to the SEC’s interpretation of the proxy solicitation rules as they relate to the voting guidance provided by proxy advisory firms.

Published: September 2019
Read Article


With Salaries and Bonuses Projected to Increase, U.S. Employees Can Expect a Pay Hike in 2020

According to new data from Aon’s 2019-2020 U.S. Salary Increase Survey, companies across industries are expected to award the largest bonuses, on average, in four decades.

Published: September 2019
Read Article


Glass Lewis Will Make Changes to Peer Groups and Pay-for-Performance Methodology

Glass Lewis announced it is replacing Equilar with CGLytics as its provider of pay data used to evaluate peer groups and pay-for-performance alignment. Changes go into effect January 1, 2020.

Published: August 2019
Read Article


First Look at Chief Human Resources Officer Compensation Trends in 2019

There is some evidence that the growth of the CHRO role is being reflected in pay, but a lot of the changes are primarily occurring in larger companies.

Published: August 2019
Read Article


Take Your Compensation Disclosure to the Next Level by Reporting Realizable Pay

More companies are disclosing realizable pay in their proxies, which can be a strategic advantage for helping investors and proxy advisors better understand your pay programs. In this article, we explain how to effectively tell your compensation story through this supplemental disclosure. 

Published: August 2019
Read Article


Cybercrime: A Growing Challenge For HR

In this article, we examine the importance of the HR understanding of the individual cybersecurity functions and internal risk potential they present.

Published: August 2019
Read Article


How Modern Job Evaluation Systems Can Support Agile Work

In this article, we explain how a modern job evaluation system can support agile work in the best possible way and lead to success.

Published: August 2019
Read Article


ISS Survey Hints at Changes to Board Composition and Climate Risk Oversight

ISS took the first step in its annual policy update process when the firm sent its policy survey to clients this month. Companies and investors have until August 9 to submit feedback. Questions touch on board diversity and overboarding, climate risk and pay-for-performance metrics. 

Published: July 2019
Read Article


5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a TCM Survey Now

There are many reasons why you should be using Aon's Total Compensation Measurement® (TCM) Surveys for your benchmarking needs. Here are the top five, for starters:

Published: July 2019
Read Article


Refining Rewards for the Millennial Generation

With Millennials expected to comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025, employers need to rethink their total rewards programs with this generation of workers in mind. In doing so, companies must factor in career fulfilment, flexibility, performance and compensation.

Published: July 2019
Read Article


Compensation Tips for Global Expansion

Companies looking to expand their global footprint must wrap their arms around the complexity and multifaceted nature of compensation and incentive design. All too often, companies replicate their headquartered company policies as they expand, which can lead to a host of problems. In this article, we tackle some of the complexities of global pay practices and policies to assist businesses that are expanding internationally.

Published: July 2019
Read Article


2019 Pay Trends: First Look at CEO Compensation

The topic of CEO compensation can evoke provocative headlines to stir controversy, but the data can be misleading and especially problematic for companies that use this data for benchmarking pay against peers.

Published: June 2019
Read Article


Broad Corporate Governance Changes Proposed in Canada

The federal government of Canada introduced Bill C-97, which proposed several important amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).

Published: May 2019
Read Article


5 Reasons to Revisit Your Job Architecture

More companies are making changes to their job architecture in response to market forces – from pay equity to rapid growth. We explain how to determine if your structures need a facelift.

Published: May 2019
Read Article


The Era of Low ESPP Participation Is Over

Aon has partnered with Carver Edison to aid plan sponsors in understanding the impact to financial reporting, tax accounting and company balance sheet of a Carver Edison ESPP as compared to a traditional ESPP.

Published: March 2019
Read Article


Sizing the SaaS Sales Organization for Growth

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for how to best scale sales organizations for private software companies, but there are benchmarks and proven approaches to scale cost-effectively.

Published: March 2019
Read Article


Glass Lewis Updates Proxy Reports to Reflect Sustainability Metrics and Corporate Meetings

Glass Lewis made notable updates to its 2019 proxy season reports, including analyzing how new sustainability standards impact issuers and disclosing whether it has met with a company.

Published: March 2019
Read Article


Getting Ready for Proxy Season 2019

The executive compensation planning process gets more complex each year thanks to a steady stream of new regulations, proxy advisory firm updates or activist investor demands. For many companies, preparing proxies is top of mind this time of year. That includes learning how your executives’ pay stacks up to that of your peers and managing your company’s equity share pool and dilution. Aon’s Compensation Governance Pro (CG Pro) empowers you to more effectively manage the activities necessary to remain competitive, compliant and within budget. Let us help your company prepare for the upcoming proxy season and beyond.

Published: March 2019
Read Article


Year-Over-Year Trends in Board of Director Pay

Our latest findings show that after barely moving the needle last year, board of director total compensation rose 6% this year.

Published: February 2019
Read Article


Investors See Expanded Role for Boards of Directors in Overseeing Corporate Culture

As part of their annual shareholder engagement, State Street and BlackRock are urging boards to do more in overseeing corporate culture; this vision would greatly expand the traditional role of boards and continue to elevate ESG issues.

Published: February 2019
Read Article


Building a Sustainable Rewards Program as Your Startup Matures: Lessons in Asia

With a robust startup market across Asia, it’s never too early to think about your workforce infrastructure and how it is expected to evolve as your organization matures. When designing a sustainable rewards program there are six key topics to consider, which this article examines in detail. 

Published: January 2019
Read Article

 

Displaying results 61-90 (of 199)
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7