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Growth of at-risk pay heightens focus on metrics

Ask for concrete measures of progress, but also look at qualitative factors

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Nov. 30, 2018
By William Ehart

With at-risk pay becoming a greater portion of executive compensation, the metrics used to determine incentive pay are growing more sophisticated. CEOs should take an active role in creating their performance measures and make sure clear priorities are established that further the association’s mission.

“An increasing number of organizations are putting together a more stringent set of measures,” said Stephanie Tomasso, trade and associations practice leader at executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates.