How the Government Data, not Stock Options, Muddles the Relationship Among Wages, Corporate Profits and Inflation

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Here we go, now stock options did something wrong again.Have I not been saying for many years that the US Government data, coming from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other agencies are just plain wrong? Most recently I pointed this out in The Myth of the Average Worker Pay Ratio. Today in the Wall Street … Read More

The New Return on Investment of Executive Pay

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In May 2006, I presented at WorldatWork’s Annual Conference a session titled “The Real Meaning of Return Of Investment…for HR Professionals.” It was a financially-oriented look at how HR folks need to present their ideas – in dollars, just like the other areas of the business organization. I was thrilled to learn that it was named “Best of Conference” (though … Read More

A Little Hard on the Human Resource Profession, Huh?

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That was the one-line email I received after sending my article “The Governance Implications of Option Backdating,” just published in the Corporate Governance Advisor, to a client of mine. He happens to be the SVP of HR. I won’t post the entire article here but rather will refer you to the publication’s website and will post the section that led … Read More

Financial Solutions for Human Resources

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I think many were taken aback by my three-part infomercial published and distributed at the SHRM Conference. In it, I suggested that HR continues to overlook the need for financially-oriented business-based solutions as the field continues to get waylaid into concepts like “work-life” and such.Not being a soccer (sorry, “football”) fan, I have paid scant attention to the World Cup. … Read More

Opcni bonusy: V USA zacina “pripad stoleti”

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I wish I could tell you what this article, published in Financni Poradce (CZ), says.The sentence that caught my eye was “…San Francisco Chronicle Fred Whittlesey sef poradenske firmy v oblasti odmenovani zamestnancu Compensation Venture.” The article also mentions the SEC, Christopher Cox, CNN, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and Marvell Technology so I’m in good company.I assume it must … Read More

If You Give a Moose a Stock Option …

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Publisher’s Weekly used the phrase “…the complexities that can follow a simple act of kindness” regarding the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin. For those who’ve read that story, or others from that series by Laura J. Numeroff, the complexities are never envisioned from the simple act of giving a moose a muffin.Companies that recently have been accused … Read More