Your CEO has announced his retirement, prompting you to review your executive compensation package. You want to attract top talent, but CEO compensation has risen drastically in the last several years. Your Board of Directors feels the need to offer a package that is near market rates, but with your Compensation and Benefits expertise, you know increasing the pay gap between top management and the average worker causes problems with employee morale and creates a disconnect between management and employees. You pulled up a list (Links to an external site.) of pay ratios and found many successful companies with lower CEO compensation rates. Prepare a two-page report for your Board of Directors explaining what you feel is the ideal ratio of CEO to average worker pay. Justify your recommendations with research, using at least two sources in addition to the eText and the provided list. APA style is required.