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China Summary Translation: 'CIOs Must Partner With HR to Revitalize Compensation Practices to Compete for Digital Talent'

Published: 22 May 2017

ID: G00332820

Analyst(s): Lily Mok


Compensation is a key element of a competitive employment value proposition for attracting and retaining talent. CIOs must partner with HR leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of IT compensation strategy and practices to ensure they support talent needs of digital business.

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CIOs Must Partner With HR to Revitalize Compensation Practices to Compete for Digital Talent

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Align IT Compensation Strategy With Digital Business Strategy
  • Apply the "Paying the Person" Principle to Renew Salary Structure and Pay-for-Performance Programs
  • Enhance Variable Pay Programs to Gain Advantage in Attracting and Retaining Digital Talent
    • Sign-On Bonuses
    • Skill Premiums
    • Retention Bonuses
    • Project-Based Bonuses
    • Annual Incentives/Bonuses
    • Long-Term Incentives

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