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UK Executive Pay & Governance

With the spotlight continuing to shine brightly on UK Directors’ pay, companies need expert advice more than ever. When making decisions on setting executive pay, organisations need access to experienced advisors who can provide the information, analysis and, above all, the right judgement.

Why choose Korn Ferry Hay Group?

  • Relationships are Partner Led: Partners actively lead our relationship with clients and are accessible. We have lower leverage than other firms because our clients tell us that they want to speak to our partners without delay.
  • Because there is no substitute for experience: We have a team of senior partners who have a deep expertise in working with complex, innovative and challenging situations.
  • We fit reward to your strategic context: We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to executive pay. Our recommendations take account of the entire business environment, as well as market comparisons.
  • We balance the needs of executives and stakeholders: As experts in executive behaviour, we understand how to create clear pay polices that attract and motivate executives.
  • Our knowledge of investors is second to none: Experienced partners and consultants who have worked with the leading voting agencies have an inside track on what is acceptable and how best to work with investors.
  • We understand the importance of communication: Poor communication rather than the substance of a proposal has often led to a lack of shareholder support. We have experienced consultants who help ensure that an informed shareholder consultation process takes place with effective communication to all interested parties.
  • We have world-renowned methodologies and data: Our reward data is world renowned and our unique approach, proven methodologies and common-sense analytics have been developed over more than 70 years.

Understanding Executive Compensation & Governance

The new edition of Understanding Executive Compensation & Governance: A Practical Guide is now available.

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