The Versatile Compensation Tool Banks Need to Retain Key Employees

Bank executives have some of the most highly transferrable, in-demand skill sets, leaving boards to decipher the best and most efficient ways to stay competitive while aligning the future of their organizations. They must balance three pillars of a well-rounded talent strategy: attracting new executives, retaining mission-critical employees and aligning interests. These pillars can be boiled down to tying executives...

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The Compensation Committee’s Role in Human Capital and DE&I, According to Fortune 500 Committee Chairs

Compensation committees continue to evolve, especially after last year's events. In this great article by NACD, new light is shed on the ever-changing role of the compensation committee in regards to human capital and ESG issues. For all of us either on these committees or consulting to them, we need to always be “evolving” to make sure that the most...

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The L-Blast | June 2021

Dear Clients & Friends, The Olympic Trials of late have been amazing, so much new talent will be representing soon as a nation. A talent that had to train and adapt through Covid – but a group of wonderful, talented athletes that set new standards and great goals. And if you watch closely, you’ll see past great talents like Michael...

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Remote Work & Return to the Workplace Survey Results Summary

Introduction It’s been over a year since having to cope with this global pandemic and the difficult decisions companies were forced to make regarding where their workforce should work – at home or remote. Of course, the realistic answer to this question is not so simple and is laden with circumstantial nuances, business culture, and operational needs. However, the winds...

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Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) vs. Nonqualified Stock Options (NQSOs) – Knowing the Difference is Key – Did You Know Series

What is better ISOs or NQSOs? This week, one of the boards I sit on that is preparing to go public, asked the question – “What is better – ISOs or NQSOs?” It’s such a great question and actually, one of the easier questions I have gotten as a board member, so let me share. ISOs often qualify for more...

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