Regulating Executive Pay: Good or Bad for Recruiters?

With all the talk over the possibility of increased oversight of executive pay to overhaul financial regulation, should recruiters be scared?

A recent article in the New York Times says that, depending on the outcome of the discussions, “the administration could seek to put the changes into effect through regulations rather than through legislation…one proposal could impose greater requirements on company boards to tie executive compensation more closely to corporate performance and to take other steps to ensure that compensation was aligned with the financial interest of the company.”

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Are you concerned that such proposals could ultimately affect your financial bottom line as a recruiter? If you are worried, what is keeping you up at night? If you’re not worried, why not? Does regulating executive pay ultimately affect you or not?

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.


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