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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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What Do You Do?

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

The holiday season is now in the rear-view mirror and everyone reading this post has recently had to answer some version the question, “what…

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The Mind Heart Body and Spirit of Total Rewards

Posted on Jan 7th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

World at Work defines Total Rewards as: “All of the tools available to the employer that may be used to attract, motivate and retain employees.…

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Equity Compensation Gift Cardification

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

I seldom watch the morning news, but yesterday I made an exception and was treated with the genesis for this article. Gift cards seem like the…

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The Beowulf of Compensation

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

Most of you know of the poem Beowulf. Legend has it that it was passed down through oral performances for nearly 1,000 years before it was formally…

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Who’s at Fault for a Lack of Perceived Value?

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

I recently attended an industry event where practitioners debated whether it is still a good idea to grant Incentive Stock Options (“ISOs”). The…

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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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