executive compensation Infographics

How Executive Compensation Priorities Shifted in 2020

In light of business uncertainty, we asked specific questions in our 2020 Hot Topics in Executive Compensation Study to identify key compensation challenges organizations are facing. The competitiveness of compensation packages and the relationship between pay and performance continue to be the top concerns organizations address on an annual basis.

Published: September 2020
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Insights from Aon’s 2020 S&P 1500 Board of Directors Compensation Trends Report

As an Aon CG Pro subscriber, you have exclusive access to executive compensation and corporate governance data, as well as added-value reports like our annual S&P 1500 Board of Director Compensation Trends Report. In addition to reporting on overall pay levels for directors, this in-depth report covers trends in board equity awards, committee composition, meeting prevalence and more. Read on for key findings from this year’s edition.

Published: March 2020
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Reimagining Rewards

The way companies think about rewards is undergoing a fundamental shift. As societal norms and business models continue to evolve, our clients are quickly discovering they need to change both the design and delivery of rewards programs. At Aon, we’re facilitating this change by empowering clients to forge a new path forward in rewards― one designed around themes of flexibility, transparency, pay equity and compelling career paths and experiences for employees.

Published: February 2020
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2019 Checklist for Executive Compensation Planning

With 2020 around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure you stay ahead of year-end planning activities to set your company up for success next year. Our executive compensation experts have compiled this checklist so you can ensure your compensation programs are effective going into the performance period and close out the year strong.

Published: December 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Financial Services Companies by Industry

The insurance industry saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that some investors are unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices. Nonetheless, average say-on-pay support is still very strong for banks, diversified financial services and insurance companies.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology Companies by Industry

Technology industries that saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies include retail, semiconductors, software & services, and technology hardware. Additionally, software & services and technology hardware companies also saw declining average year-over-year support. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Life Sciences Companies by Industry

The life sciences sector saw an increase in the percentage of companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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CEO Equity Ownership at European Biopharma Companies

CEOs are more likely to have a significant ownership percentage of the overall company equity – they have a large amount of accountability and are tasked with strategically steering their organisations toward success. Using our proprietary data, we’ve highlighted a few key findings in CEO ownership at European biopharma companies, and we’re prepared to dive deeper into your questions to help shape and inform your rewards strategy.

Published: July 2019
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A Recap of 2018 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology & Life Sciences Companies

The 2018 proxy season proved challenging for some technology and life sciences companies, as Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued more negative Say-on-Pay voting recommendations. As a result, companies saw lower average shareholder support levels. This marks a shift from patterns observed since 2015, where Say-on-Pay results have generally improved from year to year.

Published: August 2018
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Silicon Alley vs. Silicon Valley: Compensation Practices at Public Technology Companies

As the competition for talent between Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley continues to heat up, we decided to compare and contrast pay practices at public technology companies in the two regions. At the CEO-level, Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley appear quite similar. However, once you dig a little deeper into equity vehicle mix, incentive plan metrics and VP-level pay mix, key differences begin to emerge.

Published: November 2017
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A Recap of 2017 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology & Life Sciences Companies

The seventh year of Say-on-Pay contained a bit of turbulence for technology companies, but saw positive levels of shareholder support for life sciences companies. Russell 3000 companies managed to maintain high levels of shareholder support and few voting failures. Take a closer look at full 2017 proxy season results for the technology and life sciences industries.

Published: July 2017
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