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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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1.8 Million Reasons NOT to Become CEO

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

Being the CEO of a company is a great job, if you can get it. It’s an even better job if you can be paid NOT to get it! Coty is the…

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ICYMI – Executive Pay Updates Mid-2015

Posted on Jun 24th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

This post is a roundup of recent and impending activity in the world of executive compensation. Normally, this is the time of the year where we…

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HR Can’t Afford to Ignore Compensation

Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

A generous person gave three business partners $1 million and said they could use it however they wanted. The only caveat was that the business plan…

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There are Only Two Pay Philosophies

Posted on Jun 12th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

We, the compensation professionals of planet earth, work hard to define the whys and hows of our pay programs. We build out details on our objectives…

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Silence Isn’t Golden

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

I hope your employees aren’t complaining about your compensation programs. If they are complaining out loud, then the problem has likely been there…

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I’m leaving a startup. How much co-founder equity should I get?

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) As a grad student, I worked 5M part-time (25% of total time) with a co-founder, who came up with, funded and executed…

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Can contractors be paid in RSUs or only employees?

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

Question: (org. on Quora) What are the tax implications vs getting paid in cash? (I understand how RSUs work for employees [viewed as income], but I…

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For $0 CEOs, how is their initial equity-compensation determined?

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Orig. Question on Quora. Answer by Dan Walter: Very few $0 CEOs start at $0 Salary.  Most start with a reasonable salary-bonus-equity…

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Geo differentials don’t align to market data – Why Not?

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (original question from WorldatWork) I have found that the geo-differential from Seattle might suggest that jobs, as a whole, in Seattle…

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The Best Ways to Retrieve and Organize Job Descriptions?

Posted on Mar 26th, 2015 - By Sam Reeve - 0 Comments

Question (orig. at WorldatWork) Looking to understand what compensation professionals use to be more efficient  (or process) in retrieving,…

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