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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Compensation Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – March 23, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Compensation consulting providers. Firms identified as leaders in the consulting industry include: PwC, Deloitte, Mercer, EY, Korn Ferry, Aon, and Willis Towers Watson.

“The years following the economic downturn, job stability was often more valued than compensation, however, talent is now more willing to explore opportunities elsewhere regardless of job satisfaction and pay levels,” said Laura Becker, Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “As a result, employers are struggling to understand how compensation influences the modern terms of employee engagement, and many are moving towards salary and reward systems that emphasize variable pay, flexibility, and pay for performance.”

Providers that achieved challenger status include: Compensation Resources Inc., Conduent, The Segal Group, Baker Tilly, BDO, Gallagher, and Grant Thornton. Other firms that were rated include: Culpepper, Meridian Compensation Partners, Schuster-Zingheim and Associates, Pearl Meyer, Pay Governance, Semler Brossy, Longnecker & Associates, Compensation Advisory Partners, Frederic W. Cook, Accenture, and IBM.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: Compensation Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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