Business Today: Never A Good Time

Business Today: Never A Good Time

July 19 2011

When negotiating executive compensation, most firms evaluate the political realities surrounding the decision, said Steven Hall, managing director of Steven Hall & Partners, an executive compensation firm.  But unlike measuring the market rate, predicting political fallout is more of an art than a science, Hall said.  He said he has recommended executive compensation packages to boards in industries that rely on government contracts who summarily rejected them out of fear that they would look bad to lawmakers.