Executive Compensation Consulting: A Research Working Group Report on Best Practices

The Working Group on Executive Compensation Consulting was formed by The Conference Board during a time of highly-publicized criticisms of executive pay practices. Composed of executive compensation consultants and corporate human resources executives, this group set out to develop a set of best practices to guide corporate managements and compensation committees in their use of executive compensation consultants.

Topics covered:

  • Preamble
  • The Best Practices
  • Role of Consultants
  • Role of the Compensation Committee
  • Role of Management
  • Standards for Using Consultants
  • Standards Required of Consultants
  • Conclusion

Special features - Appendices:

  • Guidelines for Hiring and Evaluating a Consultant
  • Checklist of Best Practices
  • Dissenting Opinion

Research Report (15 pgs)
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