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
feeling a bit more like wrongs? Dan
Walter’s article, Equity Compensation
– Top 7 Ideas For You, offers you
some useful tips.
In brief, employers should come
up with a dynamic compensation
strategy that survives any
crisis in the future to improve
workplace productivity in the
This is just a sneak-peek into what
we have for you in this issue of Talent
Management Excellence. We hope
you enjoy reading all the articles that
cover various areas of compensation
and benefits employers should think
through today, along with other
articles that focus on different
aspects of talent management.
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EDITOR ’S NOTE
In today’s unstable economy,
employees are looking for support
when it comes to budgeting for life’s
unexpected costs. The disruptions
due to the pandemic amplified
the need for employers to focus
on compensation and employee
benefits. In the beginning,
compensation managers struggled
to determine a measured response
for managing costs and protecting
employees at the same time.
No one had the playbook for these
new dynamics, and circumstances
forced greater transparency from the
employer in terms of future-proofing
the compensation strategy.
This issue of Talent Management
Excellence includes a handful of
informative articles on various
aspects of compensation strategies in
the current scenario.
Check out the cover article by Anne
Cleary, Compensation Trends 2021:
Transparency Is Key that focuses on
why transparent dialogues are critical
when it comes to compensation.
Employees expect their employers
to sustain this transparency
post-pandemic on how we make
decisions and why, and in many
In his article, 5 Employee
Compensation Trends To Watch
In 2021, Sambhav Rakyan has put
forth five areas of employee
compensation for HR to
consider carefully this year. The
article is a great guide to help
keep organizations on track
in their compensation goals
Nearly 80% of the U.S. population
currently lives paycheck-to-paycheck.
This staggering number means that
we have a major issue with spending
management, as a large segment of
these employees is paid more than
a decent living wage. Perhaps, the
most staggering figure, however, is
that only 32% of employees actually
have a budget at all. This is where
Earned Wage Access platforms come
into play. Check out Cary Strange’s
article, How EWA Platforms Can Help
Employees Make Good Financial
Decisions, that talks about why and
how earned wage access solutions
offer an effective method when it
comes to guiding employees towards
better financial management.
Editor, Talent Management
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