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The Compensation Forum: Ask the Experts

Building a Complete & Compelling Pay Offering—What it Includes & Why it's Necessary

Learn What Works (& What Doesn’t) from VisionLink’s Professionals

This unique forum featured a panel of experts discussing the criteria for a competitive pay offering—and why meeting those standards is critical in the “New Economy.”

The first half of this broadcast was an interview of the panelists by a moderator. The second half was devoted to a Q&A with forum attendees where they asked the experts whatever was on their minds.

If you lead a company, you will not want to this broadcast.

In this forum, panelists discuss:

  • Why compensation must be tied to value creation—and how to do it.
  • What it means to have a “balanced” pay strategy and why it results in a compensation offering that both shareholders and employees can embrace.
  • Why companies should stop paying incentives and start sharing value instead.
  • How to balance rewards for both short and long-term performance without jeopardizing profits or cash flow.
  • The importance of a pay philosophy statement and what it should include.
  • How to determine which long-term value-sharing approach is best for your organization.
  • The most important metric to which short-term value-sharing should be tied.
  • How to measure the success of your compensation offering.
  • What top talent expects in a pay offering, and why you should care.
  • How to build value-sharing plans that pay for themselves.

Featured Presenters:

Tom Miller

Tom has led VisionLink's rise as the premier compensation design firm for private businesses. He has been helping companies build effective pay strategies for over 37 years.

Ken Gibson

Ken is Senior Vice-President and a principal of The VisionLink Advisory Group. He is a frequent speaker and author on rewards strategies and has advised companies for over 30 years regarding executive compensation and benefit issues.

Sheila Williams

Sheila leads the HR Support Service Department and serves as a compensation consultant on many of VisionLink’s projects. Prior to joining VisionLink, she held various roles within HR for 28+ years. Her successful career spans all facets of HR to include: HR Strategy, Compensation and Benefit Design & Administration, Human Capital Management & Software Implementation, Leadership Development, and Performance Management. 

Robert Rainey

Robert is a VisionLink principal and supervises our long-term incentive plan design teams. He has been helping company leaders develop high-performance compensation plans for over 30 years.

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