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A unique management consulting firm that engages with leaders to create human capital strategy and reward programs that drive firm performance.

We deliver solutions that align with your corporate culture and goals.  Our employee reward programs are designed to improve your organizational performance.  Our end-to-end approach guides you from diagnosis and design, through implementation and communication.  Your solution will fit your budget, be understood by your participants and allow efficient ongoing administration. The strength of our work is in applying our knowledge and expertise to your specific needs.  Once implemented, we will support your evolution and performance into the future.

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Stickman I was wrong p4p doesnt work

I Was Wrong. Pay for Performance Doesn’t Work!

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

You may want to disregard nearly everything I’ve ever posted here. As it turns out, I may not know anything about pay for performance. Recently, I…

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Stickman Pay enough for noncompete

Would You Like Mayo and Lettuce with that Noncompete?

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Noncompete clauses are often hard to enforce, but sometimes they still make sense. Heck, youcan't really keep a person from making a living in their…

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ISS’s New Approach to Equity is Better and Worse

Posted on Oct 20th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) is one the most powerful voices in how companies and their investors view executive compensation. In…

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The Secret Life of Equity Compensation at IPO

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

The IPO market has remained strong for a while now. Equity compensation is a huge part of compensation at IPO. Yet, for all the publicity stock-based…

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Want Results? Prove it!

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Most compensation professionals I know are very earnest in their desire to pay people as well as possible. They attend presentations, watch webinars,…

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How Often Do/Should Start-up Employees Get Raises?

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Dan Walter's Answer from Quora Raises at start-ups are an interesting phenomena. First. If a company can afford annual raises to at least stay…

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What is a “Restricted Stock Unit”

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Dan Walter's Answer on Quora Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are a form of employee equity compensation that is an analog for restricted stock.…

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Startup Compensation: How much equity is appropriate for the first employee (and first designer) to get when they join a company?

Posted on Oct 10th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: I'm talking with a two-person team (both founders) about joining as their first employee (and first designer). They've made me a cash +…

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Which shares are included in an IPO?

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: Dan you say that only a portion of the shares are sold at IPO. Does this portion include all the shares that have been awarded to all…

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Do compensation consultants help price CEO compensation more accurately or worsen it?

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

This is a great question. The truth is the compensation consultants do some of both. The form of this question seems to presuppose that…

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