Incentive Pay Practices Survey

Publically traded companies

As organizations compete for top talent, incentive and bonus plans can be a critical aspect of an organization’s compensation and total rewards offerings. Incentive programs may target specific employee groups and business goals. At the same time, they also may need to be structured to allow organizations to be cost-effective and flexible, depending on their financial situation. In the recent economic and regulatory climate, many organizations have been regularly evaluating their incentive program design, for example bonus target setting and performance criteria. Understanding competitive incentive pay practices can help shape decisions on effective design aspects.

Respondents from more than 350 publicly traded companies participated in this WorldatWork and Deloitte Consulting survey, which provides information about current trends in variable pay practices, including prevalence of types of incentive programs, design features, and key performance measures of incentive plans.

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