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Pushing Money Toward The Top

November 13, 2007
"Companies talk about the war for talent, but overriding all the concern about talent retention is the fact that companies are still determined to hold down fixed costs. “Budgets are not going to get bigger,"" one consultant says.""You have to cut one group to raise another.”"
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Compensation and Salary Forecast Lackluster Performance

November 13, 2007
Talent retention and development are top priorities for CEOs and workforce management executives, but salary budgets are flat and, at many companies, performance management is only getting lip service. In a world of limited compensation resources, making performance programs work is the name of the game for 2008 and beyond.
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In Defense of CEO Pay

October 5, 2007
In a new book, Watson Wyatt executive compensation consultants Ira Kay and Steve Van Putten argue that heightened interest--and outrage--over high executive pay is unfounded.
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Lawmakers Eye Employer Use of Hedge Funds

March 30, 2007
Congress’ recent calls for increased scrutiny of how defined-benefit plans utilize hedge funds may give some employers pause before they invest in such vehicles. But experts say as long as employers diversify their hedge fund investments, they shouldn’t run into trouble.
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