Severance and Change-in-Control Survey

How companies treat employees and executives in severance and change-in-control situations is once again in the spotlight, and practices in this area evolve more frequently than you might think. Our annual survey of severance and change-in-control practices allows Radford Global Compensation Database clients to adopt a market-leading position in alignment with employee, executive, investor and shareholder expectations.


Survey 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 (CIC) Survey includes:

520+

Severance
Participants

170+

Change-in-Control
Participants

12

Covered Countries
(CIC U.S.-only)

Covered Practices

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

  • Broad-based and executive severance payments for multiple termination scenarios, including voluntary and involuntary separation, and with and without cause
  • Broad-based and executive change-in-control payments for multiple termination scenarios, including single- and double-trigger events
  • Continuation of benefits, including healthcare, in various termination scenarios
  • Treatment of equity in various termination scenarios, including retirement
  • Other key severance and change-in-control practices, including outplacement services

Timing

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

  • Data collection opens — February 2022
  • Data collection closes — July 2022
  • Results published — September 2022

Results

Results for the Severance and Change-in-Control Survey are provided in a PDF format. Separate reports are created for severance practices and change-in-control practices. Severance global report includes data for as many countries as possible where there is sufficient information to publish results. To learn more about our companion Employee Experience questionaire, part of our Employee Experience Study click here


Eligibility

Access to the Severance and Change-in-Control Survey is limited to Radford Global Compensation Database participants. All clients are automatically invited to submit data once a year via an 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/Change-in-Control" information tile.


Pricing

All Radford Global Compensation Database participants who provide a complete and timely submission to the Severance and Change-in-Control Survey will receive a complimentary copy of overall study results at the time of publication. Custom industry or peer group reports can be purchased separately for $500 each.

Radford Global Compensation Database participants who do not submit information to this survey 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 survey. To learn more about your survey participation options, click here.

 



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