Advisory services
We use our experience and knowledge to your advantage
Sometimes you need to look outside the organization for the right technical advice. For example, you may want to have your compensation system reviewed or create a stronger link between pay and performance.
 
We advise senior HR and compensation management on all issues within our areas of expertise. We also advise compensation committees on compensation systems for members of the executive committee and the board of directors, as well as on corporate governance as it relates to executive compensation.
 
You can count on an independent, impartial partner who listens, connects different aspects, gives open and clear feedback and supports discussion processes.
 
Benefits to you: advice based on corporate practice, knowledge, experience and personality, and – whenever it’s needed – a new perspective arising from critical questions and healthy debate.
 
We are an advisor with practical experience in corporate management and related operational responsibilities. We can therefore also provide support for implementation and operation.
Needs and challenges you may have

Your company operates internationally, and your compensation systems and programs are used in different countries. You are responsible for their centralized or local implementation and management. Many of your challenges involve operations and processes abroad, and relate to international practices, efficiency, transparency, compliance and regulation. A lack of resources and increasing complexity exacerbate these issues.

Your board of directors and executive board are tasked with balancing the wishes of owners, shareholders and voting governance advisors, while observing laws, provisions and regulations. At the same time, you want to meet the demands of your talented workforce in terms of attractiveness, motivation, commitment and fairness, and you seek advice on how to do so. You are looking for a neutral, yet critical voice to contribute when working out simple, practical solutions. You value independent advice and the opinion of an experienced expert well versed in international matters and the requirements that go with them.


Services we provide

Our expertise covers all matters relating to compensation. We advise executive bodies on the basis of quality, sound judgment, practical application and feasibility. Our advice may include an analysis of systems, processes, context, market potential and practical application, along with the preparation of proposals and solutions.

We advise the board of directors, the management board and the head of HR and compensation, and design solutions for your systems and programs related to compensation, incentives, participation, mobility and provisions for specialists, management and board members.

In terms of variable compensation, we help to find the right balance in relation to performance, so that these compensation components provide the right incentive.

We draw up provisions to ensure that these compensation components are applied correctly in the event of contractual or personnel-related matters. We help to consolidate regulations across plans or countries.

We perform an in-depth evaluation of your compensation processes to detect and rectify shortcomings. Processes of this kind are challenging and require much work when applied in conjunction with international compensation, shareholder programs with participants in different countries, and management members. We develop solutions to create more efficiency, compliance and transparency.


The contents, scope and format of our consulting services are determined by your preferences and requirements. You will receive answers to detailed questions or a solution to complex tasks. The common denominator is always the highest quality consultation in all disciplines of total reward such as:
  • Executive and board compensation
  • Compensation and incentive systems
  • Equity programs
  • International compensation
  • Pension and fringe benefits
  • Corporate governance, compensation governance
  • Performance management
  • Human Resources management
Please see the pages on our specialist areas for examples and case studies of how we operate.