Skyrocketing CEO pay can be demotivating to employees: Survey

Large pay gap can lead to low morale, compromised employee commitment
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2016

Ever-increasing executive pay has seen its share of the spotlight in recent years, but new research suggests there can be consequences far below the C-suite.


Six in 10 employees (59 per cent) are demotivated by high executive pay in their workplace, according to a survey by the U.K.-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). And about 70 per cent feel chief executive pay is too high.