Severance and Chance-in-Control Study

Given increased M&A activity and continued investor interest in post-employment compensation practices, the need to have comprehensive severance and change-in-control programs, along with clear provisions for the treatment of equity awards upon retirement, is as great as ever. Our annual study gives clients a comprehensive read-out on where the market stands today.


Study Scope

By making our entire suite of market practice studies automatically available to Radford Global Compensation Database participants, and complimentary to everyone who provides a complete and timely submission, we’ve maximized our data collection efforts. Our most recent Severance and Change-in-Control Study includes:

850+

Broad-based Severance Participants

500+

Executive Severance Participants

390+

Change-in-Control Participants

Covered Practices

Our Severance and Change-in-Control Study covers the following key market practices:


Employee Severance
  • Multiple benefit levels for employee severance
  • Cash severance calculation methods
  • Incentive plan and benefits implications
  • Minimum/maximum severance benefits
  • Support service offerings

Executive Severance
  • Benefit plan implications
  • Cash severance calculation methods
  • Incentive plan treatment
  • Minimum/maximum severance benefits
  • Support service offerings

Change-in-Control
  • Change-in-Control policies
  • Double-trigger benefits
  • Single-trigger benefits

Timing

Our Severance and Change-in-Control Study is conducted once a year with the following general schedule:

  • Data collection opens — February 2024
  • Data collection closes — July 2024
  • Results published — September 2024

Results

Results for the Severance and Change-in-Control Study are provided in a PDF format. Separate reports are created for Employee Severance, Executive Severance, and Change-in-Control.


Eligibility

Access to the Severance and Change-in-Control Study is limited to Radford Global Compensation Database participants. All clients are automatically invited to submit data once a year via one online questionnaire posted on the Radford Network®. To check on your company's submission status, visit the input page on the Radford Network and look for the "Severance" and "Change-in-Control" tiles.


Pricing

All Radford Global Compensation Database participants who provide a complete and timely submission to the Executive Practices Study will receive a complimentary copy of overall study results at the time of publication. Custom peer group analysis can be purchased separately at additional cost.

Radford Global Compensation Database participants who do not submit information to this study can purchase overall study results for a fee at the time of publication.

Participation in the Radford Global Compensation Database is required to join this study. To learn more about your survey participation options, click here.

 



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