Questionnaire for stand-alone start-ups
(independent start-ups without a higher-level managing group company)

 

Questionnaire for corporate start-ups
(start-ups in the corporate environment, e.g. venture capital, subsidiaries / organizational units, incubator / accelerator)

 

About the Survey...

Start-ups are drivers of innovation – whether as independent companies or as a part of large corporations. Their dynamic environment and the opportunity to build something brand new make them particularly attractive for top talent. However, this alone is not enough: in order to attract and retain talent and experienced candidates in the long term and at the same time align personnel costs with success, compensation plays a key role. And often with less financial leeway compared to established companies. This raises a question of central, success-critical importance:

Which compensation systems have proven successful in start-ups?

For the second time, the "Pay for Pioneers Survey" of the hkp/// group examines the current market practice as well as trends regarding compensation in start-ups and addresses the following questions:

  • How should individual incentive systems be designed in order to establish a culture of innovation in the company in the long term?
  • How do start-ups let their employees participate in the company's success?
  • What fringe benefits do start-ups typically offer?
  • How does compensation differ between corporate and stand-alone start-ups?
  • How much do CEOs in start-ups earn?

Participate and benefit: market insight, webinars and benchmark report

As a participant in the survey, you will gain high quality market insights into the compensation systems and practices of other start-ups. This benchmark enables you to identify optimization opportunities for your own compensation landscape. In addition to the detailed report, all study participants also have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a free webinar on the study results. Our experienced compensation consultants will give you further insights and answer your questions.

Among all participating stand-alone start-ups, hkp/// group as an independent compensation expert also raffle ten benchmark reports on the market conformity of your compensation system.

Participation is free of charge for all companies and is possible via the following links:

 

Take part!

Questionnaire for stand-alone start-ups
(independent start-ups without a higher-level managing group company)

 

Questionnaire for corporate start-ups
(start-ups in the corporate environment, e.g. venture capital, subsidiaries / organizational units, incubator / accelerator)

 

The closing date for participation is Friday, November 22, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact our study coordinator Alexander Höfig: alexander.hoefig@hkp.com.