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Performance Shares Insights Find Home in Financial Social Media

C-Suite Executives Search Online for Transparent Compensation Solutions

Strengthening how companies oversee their incentive compensation programs just makes good business sense, according to a report from author and executive financial coach Charles "Chuck" Steege, who recently released his definitive report: Five Reasons to Like Performance Shares (and One Reason to Think Twice).

Mr. Steege has been meeting the needs of C-suite executives for more information concerning performance shares in 2010 through his blog, SFG Executive Compensation Forum, developed by financial social media agency, Advisolocity.

"By aligning compensation strategies with business outcomes, companies are more likely to send a clear message to the shareholder about their commitment to transparency and sound business practices," Mr. Steege maintains.

What do all performance share grants have in common?

The common feature is a specified goal or metric that must be achieved.From there, the goal of a performance shares grant is clear: To tie managers to the interests of shareholders. The manager receives the shares as compensation for meeting targets. This is different from conventional stock-option plans in which employees receive stock options as part of their usual compensation package.

Performance grants are considered by fiduciaries, investors and boards alike to be a positive, transparent response to the legislative and regulatory focus on executive pay.

Result: One of every two organizations has now introduced or plans to add new financial performance measures to their 2010 annual incentive program, according to a survey by Mercer.1

The Mercer survey also showed that one-third of organizations have introduced new financial measures to their annual incentive plans while another 17% introduced non-financial measures.

Find out what this long-term trend of pay for performance means to highly compensated executives and increasing numbers of mid-level managers when you download your copy of  "Five Reasons..." today.

1 http://www.mercer.com/summary.htm?idContent=1366845

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