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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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That List of the Highest Paying Companies is WRONG!

Posted on Apr 21st, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

A report from 24/7 Wall St. touting the “25 highest paying companies in America” is being passed around the internet as factual news.…

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Parental Leave in San Francisco: Another Pay-Related Reason to Hire Baby Boomers

Posted on Apr 7th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

San Francisco just became the first city in the US to ensure 100% paid leave for new parents. This covers both mothers and/or fathers. This new rule…

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“Employee-Friendly” Equity Compensation

Posted on Mar 28th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

In this sixth installment of my “Stock Options on the Precipice” series (other articles: 1, 2,3, 4, 5), I will cover some common concerns…

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Equity Compensation: I Have the Cure You Seek!

Posted on Mar 15th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Is your equity program on the fritz? Are your stock options in the dump? Could your RSUs use a bit more pep? Are your stock appreciation rights…

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How to Determine Equity Grant Sizes (it’s probably not what you think)

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Determining grant sizes or values is Part 4 and the next challenge in my ongoing series, “Stock Options on the Precipice”. At some point, you…

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What are current (2016) best practices for employee stock option programs for US pre-IPO startups?

Posted on Mar 9th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) Answer (by Dan Walter) Hi Alex.  Thanks for the A2a.  And thanks to Shriram Bhashyam for also recommending me. The…

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If a start-up terminated an employee, is it required to allow them to exercise the relative portion of their stock option grant that is yet vested?

Posted on Feb 19th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) Answer (by Dan Walter) This is a fairly common question. The short answer is no. But, it depends. The first thing you…

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When will the new 2016 GPS Stock Options become available to view?

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) When will the new 2016 GPS Stock Options become available to view? Answer (by Dan Walter) The updated 2016…

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How does HR contribute to an organization’s success?

Posted on Sep 25th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) Answer (by Dan Walter) Whether you have an HR professional or not Human Resources is likely the single greatest…

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What is the normal RSU policy for private companies? I recently got an offer from such company and they say that if I work for x years and I leave, I would get x more years to sell the RSUs otherwise they would expire. So if I leave after 1 year and no IPO in the next 2 years, I don’t get anything.

Posted on Sep 21st, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) Answer (by Dan Walter) The most common company policy for RSUs follows the basic structure below: 1) Award of RSUs,…

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