The Times, They are a Changin’ for Compensation Committees

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Sitting on a board is no picnic. The primary responsibility for board members has evolved from its focus as a shareholder fiduciary over the last few years. In addition to this role, public, private and nonprofit boards must now also share the company’s responsibility to be a good community partner through environmental, social and governance […]

How to Choose a Compensation Consultant

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With unemployment holding at record lows – but a potential recession sitting over the horizon – companies are faced with a tricky paradigm: be able to attract, retain and motivate their workforces in the current “war for talent”, but stay agile enough to be able to respond to potential future macro challenges.  To help chart […]

New Executive Stock Sales Rules are Coming!

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Heads up! New rules are coming for executive stock sales. The new “companion” rules appear to be changing in tandem due to a recent Wall Street Journal article that uncovered executives who were taking advantage of existing rules to gain advantages on well timed stock sales. One SEC rule change is pending in regard to […]

Review Those Peer Groups

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“We look for compensation programs that drive sustainable value for a company’s investors in a way that links pay with performance relative to peers.” This excerpt is from a recent article published on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance by John Galloway, Head of Investment Stewardship at Vanguard, Inc. Given current volatility in […]

Getting IPO Pay Right

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It has been a hot 18 months for companies going public in the US. Since January 2021, US exchanges have added 1,151 new companies to their ranks. What has not been as hot is the performance of these new companies since going public. The average return to date is negative -19%, with only 8% of […]

Employee Retention During Hyperinflation

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How to Retain and Attract Employees During Periods of Hyperinflation You Are the Company You Keep By Chris Crawford, CEO & Founder of Zayla Partners | June 15, 2022 A hyper leap in the costs of goods and services does not immediately translate into increased compensation. The supply and demand of labor is the key […]