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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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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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New Book on Communicating Compensation Plans!

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Everything You Do in Compensation is Communication: 3/8 of the Compensation Cafe Publishes a Book! .... $10 discount through September 30, 2014! (use…

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First Do No Harm

Posted on Sep 4th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Primum non nocere. The Hippocratic Oath is one of the foundational elements of any doctor’s career. As it says on Wikipedia: “Another way to…

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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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Executive Compensation: How do companies determine their upper-management pay structure?

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

Executive pay structure involves determine that compensation elements (tools) to be used and the levels or amounts for each. The best way to…

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Why are dual-class stocks so popular these days (GOOG, FB, etc.)? Is this part of a building trend to entrench management against public shareholders? Why do shareholders put up with this?

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

These structures are desired, but to say they are popular is an overstatement.  The companies that have been able to do this (set up two classes of…

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