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Pay, recognition and engagement strategies that drive organizational performance

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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3 Ways Pay for Performance is like a 50 Foot Putt…on Glass

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

I watched an amazing video the other day. Professional golfer, Rory McIlroy, was challenged to attempt a 50-foot putt on a glass surface. After…

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When Considering Pay: Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Compensation professionals do a lot of moderating. We work to moderate expectations. We work to moderate misunderstandings with incentive pay. And…

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Hey Startups! Tomorrow IS too late!

Posted on Mar 27th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s never too late.” I am sorry to tell you that everyone has been wrong. As it turns out when it comes to…

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Don’t be Your Employees’ Grandma

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Grandmas are awesome.  They are sweet, loving and great listeners with too many other good things to list. But, they consistently have one flaw. I…

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Uncertainty Motivates No One

Posted on Mar 6th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Have you ever been asked by an executive or compensation committee to create a compensation solution for a problem that was poorly or incompletely…

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Should I compensate my key employees with additional stock options as part of a funding round?

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

orig. post on Quora We're going into a $10m Series B funding round. The company was slow going in the first few years, but has recently taken off…

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Why won’t consultants work for equity? (or will they?)

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Consultants doing work for startups rarely seem willing to give a significant discount in exchange for equity. Equity should be more worthwhile for…

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What are the implications for employee shareholders in the event of a reverse stock split at a pre-IPO company? i.e. employee shares go from 500 shares to 200 shares.

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

orig. post on Quora Dan Walter's Answer If  the company does a reverse split (the number of outstanding shares is  reduced and the stock price…

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Is it possible for the strike price of options to increase after it is granted in a private company? If so what is the cause?

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

orig. post on Quora Dan Walter's Answer This is actually possible under two scenarios. One of these is very common. The first scenarios…

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Our Response to: The Warped Math of Executive Compensation

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

A February 3, 2014 article by Vince Molinaro discussed the pay package of Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. In the article Mr. Molinaro discussed his ideas on…

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