Top Concerns for Compensation Committees Facing Another Uncertain Year

Event Details

January 28, 2021

2-3 p.m. (EST)

Following a year like no other, compensation committees are likely to enter 2021 facing many of the same questions they’ve been dealing with for months. Most companies can’t yet declare a turning of the page, and while vaccine availability and rollout is very welcome news, it is yet another unknown variable to add to the mix.

This webinar, produced by NACD and Pearl Meyer, will highlight the following compensation and human capital management topics that we believe should be top-of-mind as boards reconvene:

  • Discretion – What lessons were learned from the use of discretion with respect to 2020 compensation arrangements, and is the continued use of discretion necessary and advisable for 2021 and beyond?
  • Disclosure – How do you accurately and effectively  disclose 2020 compensation decisions, as well as changes that are being made for 2021?
  • Strategy Alignment – As business strategies change in response to the current environment, how do you assess and potentially change your compensation programs to ensure they are driving the desired behaviors, actions, and results? 
  • Goal-Setting – Given the considerable amount of uncertainty still present as we head into 2021, what strategies and approaches to goal-setting should be reviewed and considered in order to achieve the desired linkage between pay and performance? 
  • Organization Health – As companies pivot from survival to prosperity, how do you assess and strengthen your organization’s health in terms of culture, leadership, and talent, the core foundational elements for long-term success?

Additional Resources  

Compensation Committee Resource Center (NACD)

A Flexible Organizational Structure and Positive Corporate Culture are Strategic Imperatives (Pearl Meyer)

Is it Time to Re-Think the Influence of Institutional Shareholder Advisory Groups? (Pearl Meyer)