What Just Happened Here?

I’ve worked for a lot of great companies over my career, but not always for people that had the greatest insight into rewards and compensation. Sometimes that’s the HR leader, but more frequently it’s the CEO, or as I affectionately call him, the Chief Compensation Officer (CCO).  That could take the form of responses such as: “We need to make decisions that will enable us to save on expenses.” “I don’t hear a whole lot of negative feedback, it must be working.” “Turnover isn’t a problem so compensation must be OK.” “The Executive Committee needs to decide on our funding priorities.”…