Executive Pay Not the Same

Some old standbys used to attract and keep execs are not being relied upon as frequently, according to an ExecuNet survey of 476 search firm consultants and corporate human resources professionals.

Here’s the data comparing this year and last.

Compensation Data For Executive Hires
(2008-2009)

Element Percent of Packages 2009 Percent of Packages 2008
Performance Bonus 71% 80%
Performance Review Within First Six Months 42% 56%
Non-compete Agreement 38% 65%
Guaranteed Severance 34% 44%
Stock Options/Equity 32% 51%
Sign-on Bonus 29% 36%