- Stock options continued to decline in use.
- Retention is now the most often cited reason for making off-cycle grants, increasing from 77 percent in 2012 to 97 percent in 2013.
- Overall median value of equity delivered to U.S. employees continues to be significantly higher than that to employees in other countries and has remained stable over the years.
“In the U.S., participation rates have been on the decline for manager-level employees and below since 2010, while high participation rates for VP and director-level positions have remained stable,” said Sussman. “We see the greatest declines in participation amongst lower-level employee groups which could be an indication that employers are becoming more concerned about motivating and retaining key senior employees whose roles and decisions are perceived to have a stronger and more direct connection to success drivers and stock price performance.”About the Survey Buck's iQuantic ® Global Long-Term Incentive Practices Survey is designed to provide market data for compensation professionals when evaluating LTI delivery to employees. Participation is open for the 2014 survey, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. The report is available at no cost. Media can request a copy by contacting Ed Gadowski at Edward.Gadowski@buckconsultants.com or +1-910-253-9816. All other interested parties can receive a copy by visiting Buck’s website here. About Buck Consultants Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company, is a leader in human resource and benefits consulting with more than 1,500 professionals worldwide. Founded in 1916 to advise clients in establishing and funding some of the nation’s first public and private retirement programs, Buck is an innovator in the areas of retirement benefits, health and welfare programs, talent and human resources solutions, compensation and employee communication. News and other information about Buck Consultants are available at http://www.buckconsultants.com. About Xerox Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations. Learn more at www.xerox.com. Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/rss. For open commentary, industry perspectives and views visit http://www.linkedin.com/company/xerox, http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://simplifywork.blogs.xerox.com, http://www.facebook.com/XeroxCorp, http://www.youtube.com/XeroxCorp. Xerox ® and Xerox and Design ® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries. Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and availability of Xerox products and services are subject to change without notice.