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Sample Phantom Stock Agreement

July 11, 2003
One sample arrangement between an employer and an employee. The employee gets “phantom stock”--an incentive used mainly in private companies.
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Family-Friendy in Des Moines

July 1, 2003
Midwestern values have infiltrated the workplace in Iowa, where employee benefits include the highest-quality car seats you can buy. One employee says “out here, we really do believe it takes a whole community to raise a child.”
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Managerial Discipline

June 10, 2003
Human resources and line managers must understand market data and the relevant performance factors. The key question is whether managers really have both the information and the discipline they need to make salary-increase decisions.
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Power to the Line People

May 29, 2003
There's a revolution in compensation, led by companies like Marriott and Dow. They establish market prices for pay, and let line managers make the salary calls. The results are impressive.
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Executive Compensation Recent Trends, Changes, and Highlights

May 9, 2003
Sibson Consulting, the human capital consulting division of The Segal Company, recently reviewed a random sampling of large-company proxy statements filed with the SEC during February-March 2003. Sibson then analyzed recent trends with regards to short-term incentives, long-term incentives and ownership guidelines.
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Getting Happy with the Rewards King

April 1, 2003
Bob Nelson has sold more than 1.5 million books by telling companies how to make small rewards yield big loyalty and productivity bonuses. Critics scoff at a "baubles and trinkets" approach, but Nelson has plenty of believers.
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Getting a Grip On Executive Compensation

January 30, 2003
Shareholders and rank-and-file employees didn't mind astronomical executive pay during the bull market. But now they've had enough. Human resources leaders are taking a hand in negotiating compensation packages that reward performance, but avoid excess.
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