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.

Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits

Fundamental knowledge for HR
April 28-29 or Nov. 17-18, 2014

Beyond Base Pay: Using Incentives to Drive Performance

Critical insights on linking pay with performance and which incentives are most effective
June 11-12, 2014
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Executive, Key Talent & Superstar Pay for Performance

Important considerations for rewards, risks, retention and return (Advanced Certificate)
September 18-19, 2014

Shifting Landscapes and Equitable Compensation

Addressing a broad range of strategic priorities, challenges and decision-making
October 30, 2014

Coming in 2015:

Research in the Real World

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

The timing of performance

April 2014 Workspan Magazine CoverWhat have you done for me lately?

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Technology's impact on world of work

BooKevin Hallock book - Payk Corner

Recent books by ICS staff and research fellows


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