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

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

Answer (by Dan Walter)

The updated 2016 version of the GPS Stock Options document was released yesterday, January 27, 2016, in draft format (GPS options DRAFT.pdf), and is currently available for Public Comment through February 17, 2016. The final publication, which will include public comment, is expected to be available towards the end of March 2016. Please take a look and provide your feedback. Additional details can be found at:  https://www.scu.edu/business/cepi/gpsproject/public-comment/

“I wish this book had been around decades ago…it’s a must have”

Peggy Andrews, PhD, SPHR, Lecturer in Management & Leadership Curriculum Coordinator at Hamline University School of Business recently reviewed “Everything in Compensation is Communication.” the new books from pay exerts Dan Walter, Ann Bares and Margaret O’Hanlon.

Here’s what Ms. Andrews had to say:

“I wish this book had been around decades ago when I started my career – it’s a must have..and one I recommend to all my management students”

“In my 20+ years of experience in HR and Organizational Consulting, I have seen 3 typical reactions to compensation discussions depending on who is leading the charge.”

  1. Overexcitement about the mysteries of spreadsheets and micro-changes in numbers (Finance);
  2. Order-taking (HR Administrators);
  3. Feigned boredom as a cover-up for nervousness/fear (Unskilled Managers and HR Staff). 

The result is that far too many organizations have legally compliant and operationally effective pay plans, yet are missing out on an incredible opportunity to use compensation dollars to communicate their business strategy to employees and build organizational performance.  Thankfully Bares, O’Hanlon and Walter have come to the rescue with this clever book that demystifies the process of designing and implementing a compensation program that will orient and motivate employees around organizational strategy and performance objectives.  With deceptive brevity and wit, this easy read provides a comprehensive outline that shows HR Professionals and Managers step-by-step how to engage stakeholders, identify the real compensation challenges and opportunities in your organization, bring employees into the conversation, and measure the effectiveness of your program.”

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New Book on Communicating Compensation Plans!

Everything You Do in Compensation is Communication: 3/8 of the Compensation Cafe Publishes a Book! …. $10 discount through September 30, 2014! (use code “8steps”)ewdic book cover w quote

About three years ago, a trio of cheeky compensation bloggers joined forces around an idea.  The insight that started it all – that everything (and we mean everything) we do in compensation is, in fact, communication.  When we talk and when we stay silent.  When we share details about how plans work and how awards are earned and when we keep it all under wraps.  The reality is that we are sending messages — inadvertently and often unintentionally — with every step of the compensation design, implementation and management process.

If this is true — and we believe it is — then why not get ahead of this communication process, take control and use it to make our compensation work better and more impactful?  And to increase our own influence and career success along the way?

Compensation Cafe cohorts Margaret O’Hanlon, Dan Walter and Ann Bares are pleased to announce the publication of our book.

Dreaming about ways that you can have more influence and impact in your work? To learn more and to order your own copy, please go here and get your copy today.


GEOnomics 2011 – a Journal of Global Equity Plan Leadership

By Carine Schneider et al.

We are pleased to present our third edition of GEOnomics, our compilation of original essays written by thought leaders from the global share plan community. Each year, GEO has asked a variety of industry professionals to consider the important topics and challenges facing practitioners in the post-economic correction. In this year’s journal, we will cover Continue reading

If I’d Only Known That

by Achaessa James, Bruce Brumberg, Jon F. Doyle, Kate Forsyth, Jennifer George, Steve Kifer, Kim Kovacs, Paul Leisey, Takis Makridis, Mark Miller, David Outlaw, Corey Rosen, Robyn Shutak, Jim Sillery, Mike Stevens, Dan Walter, Fred Whittlesey, and Yan Zhao

Donald Rumsfeld famously said of the Iraq war that “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But Continue reading

Equity Alternatives: Restricted Stock, Performance Awards, Phantom Stock, SARs, and More

Tenth Edition

by Joseph S. Adams, Barbara Baksa, Daniel D. Coleman, Daniel Janich, David R. Johanson, Blair Jones, Kay Kemp, Scott Rodrick, Corey Rosen, Martin Staubus, Robin Struve, and Dan Walter

For many companies, stock options, ESPPs, or ESOPs are not the only stock plans to consider. Instead, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, phantom stock, stock appreciation rights (SARs), performance awards, and/or direct stock purchases are an essential part of their compensation strategies. This book/CD combination (formerly titled Beyond Stock Options) is an Continue reading

The Decision-Maker’s Guide to Equity Compensation

Second Edition

by Corey Rosen, Pam Chernoff, Elizabeth Dodge, Daniel Janich, Scott Rodrick, and Dan Walter

This book describes the full spectrum of equity compensation plans (such as stock options, stock purchase plans, stock grants, restricted stock, phantom stock, and stock appreciation rights) available to private and public companies as well as LLCs. Unlike Continue reading