Backed by world-class research and data, we help our clients make the right reward choices for their organization. We offer a complete range of compensation and rewards services – from total rewards strategies to executive and broad-based plan design. In addition, we help our clients tailor communication strategies for specific audiences, ensuring that their workforce truly understands how pay and benefits add up to total rewards.

Our experts work with you to develop reward solutions that are the best fit for your organization. This could mean improving the alignment of pay with company business goals. It might translate into strategically differentiating rewards such that you invest more in the segments of your workforce that are contributing the most value. Or you may need to integrate reward and talent strategies to focus investments on employee engagement, productivity, and customer experience and, ultimately, the bottom line.

Our capabilities include:

  • Total rewards philosophy, strategy, design and implementation
  • Job architecture and leveling
  • Market analysis and benchmarking
  • Base-pay structure design and delivery
  • Incentive compensation plan design


Executive Compensation

The executive rewards and governance landscape is increasingly complex. Perpetual regulatory challenges and scrutiny abounds from shareholders, proxy advisors, governments, and the media, who are demanding that executive pay be aligned with performance and appropriate levels of risk taking, make developing executive compensation solutions for corporate leaders a more challenging task than ever before.

These programs need to attract key talent, motivate appropriate performance, and create an alignment with business imperatives and other talent strategies while being defensible to increased regulations and corporate scrutiny.

AKT’s executive rewards consultants are trusted advisors to public- and private-company senior management and boards of directors. Our Executive Compensation professionals provide best-in-class expertise in the areas of executive and director compensation and benefits, pay-performance alignment, and corporate governance.

Our design capabilities are comprehensive – from full total rewards strategy and design down to individual contract analysis. Other areas include:

  • Equity and cash based long-term incentive design
  • Performance metrics analysis and selection
  • Employment contract analysis
  • Change in control and severance plan design and costing
  • Non-qualified SERP and restoration plan design and costing
  • Deferred compensation plan design/costing
  • Total Rewards architecture and monitoring
  • Peer group selection and analysis
  • Pay/performance analysis


Radford Surveys

At AKT, we believe that data is imperative to success. This is why we complement our Compensation and Benefits offering with advanced C&B surveys and partnering up with Radford, an Aon Hewitt company and the global leader, was the natural thing to do.

Today, Radford’s global data solutions include:

  • Radford Global Technology Survey
  • Radford Global Life Sciences Survey
  • Radford Global Sales Survey
  • Radford Workforce Analytics

Radford delivers compensation data and advice to technology and life sciences companies. We empower the world’s most innovative organizations, at every stage of development, to hire, engage and retain the top talent they need to do amazing things. Today, our surveys provide in-depth compensation insights in more than 80 countries to 3,000 participating organizations, and our consultants work with hundreds of firms annually to design rewards programs for boards of directors, executives, employees and sales professionals. Radford is part of Aon Hewitt, a business unit of Aon plc.

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