Say What on the CEO Pay Ratio?

The first day of our annual Bank Executive and Board Compensation event got off to a rousing start with two back-to-back sessions focused on how the regulations are effecting the compensation committee’s role. After the session, I had a chance to follow up with Mike Blanchard, partner at compensation advisory firm Blanchard Chase, for a quick video recap on his recommended approach for handling the controversial CEO pay ratio requirements.

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As Mike points out in the video, the full effects of this new regulation are not yet known and will vary by company. However, the best way to deal with this piece of the regulation is to be prepared to tell your story on why you pay what you pay, talk through the process and feel good about your decisions. The last thing you don’t want is to find yourself contemplating something crazy like outsourcing your janitorial services just to help minimize the disparity in salaries.