On Granting Annual Discretionary Bonuses

February 12, 2015

It’s that time of year!  How will you decide bonuses for your team? Unlike performance bonuses which create incentive by rewarding achievement of pre-set goals for the year, discretionary bonuses are purely subjective and parceled out as you see fit. Compensation experts caution that a discretionary bonus not only fails to create incentive but can […]

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Our 2015 Predictions in Communications

January 19, 2015

The U.S. economy hit the accelerator in the third quarter of 2014, enjoying the fastest expansion in ten years–up 5% between July and August–and Q4 earnings will be strong. Organizations are at last conducting searches for positions that have been frozen in recent years. Specifically, for our communications practice, we see the following trends in […]

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The Peter Principle & the Boutique Retained Search Firm: Why hiring the right person is harder than it sounds

December 9, 2014

Written by Shai Phillips, Associate In management theory, The Peter Principle states that professionals will often rise to the level of their incompetence, leading to a systemic problem of under-qualified personnel serving in management positions. This is by no means a new concept, and it is discussed on sites such as mindtools.com but why is […]

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“Ho-Ho-Holiday Networking Time” by Betsy

December 4, 2014

‘Tis the time to fill your calendar with good cheer– Holidays are the best networking time of the year! Your inbox is filled with holiday receptions, You must go to all–there are no exceptions.   So remember, On Donner, On Dasher and Vixen, Your New Business coffers will surge from holiday mixin’ You’ll look back […]

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Fred Clayton in the news.

November 6, 2014

Investor Relations: “Payday Analytics” Periodically, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) commissions a survey of compensation practices and reports the findings in its national publication, IR Update. “Payday Analytics” is the cover story for the October edition and summarizes changes in the compensation and related employment practices since the previous survey was conducted two years […]

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