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.

Evaluating Performance-Based Compensation Programs: Tools and Techniques

Using multiple lenses: financial, human capital, and market-based perspectives to evaluate performance-based pay systems
November 13-14, 2014
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Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits

Fundamental knowledge for HR
November 17-18, 2014

Coming in 2015:

Executive, Key Talent and Superstar Pay for Performance

Important considerations for rewards, risks, retention and return
May 7-8, 2015

Beyond Base Pay: Using Incentives to Drive Performance

Critical insights on linking pay with performance and which incentives are most effective
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"

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Technology's impact on world of work

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Recent books by ICS staff and research fellows


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