Chapter 28Using Long-Term Incentives to Retain Top Talent

Paul Conley, ConsultantTowers WatsonDan Kadrlik, Stock Plan ConsultantExecutive Pay and BenefitsTarget Corporation

TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TOP TALENT, ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE WANTS and needs of these people and provide the right combination of reward elements to ensure top performers remain focused and committed to the organization. Our research suggests that offering the right financial incentives to key talent is an essential ingredient in the equation. Appropriately designed, long-term incentives can be especially powerful in promoting retention and aligning the interests of top employees and their organizations. This chapter provides an overview of current trends in long-term ...

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