Cornell University

Institute for Compensation Studies™

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

We are an interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches, and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work, and how these rewards influence outcomes for individuals, companies, industries, and economies.

Aligned with over 60 academic research fellows around the globe, the Institute for Compensation Studies™ (ICS) at Cornell University's ILR School infuses the education, training and analysis we offer with innovative research and leading-edge insight.

Advanced Certificate in Performance Pay, Metrics and Practice Alignment

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In 2014:

Evaluating Performance-Based Compensation Programs: Tools and Techniques
Evaluating performance pay through metrics and the lens of finance.
November 13-14, 2014

Coming in 2015:

Beyond Base Pay: Using Incentives to Drive Performance
Critical insights on linking pay with performance and which incentives are most effective.
May 7-8, 2015

Executive, Key Talent and Superstar Pay for Performance

Important considerations for rewards, risks, retention and return.
June 8-9, 2015

Optimizing Performance Pay and Managing Compensation Change
Key factors in making successful change and fully aligning performance pay with organizational goals.
June 10-11, 2015

Research in the Real World

An ICS monthly column in workspan® applying scholarly research to the "real world"

Nonprofits and for-profits: Working for pay versus for free

2014 October Workspan Magazine CoverPaid workers and volunteers, working side by side.

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Image of job adTechnology and Employment Sustainability Initiative

Technology's impact on world of work

BooKevin Hallock book - Payk Corner

Recent books by ICS staff and research fellows


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