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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter, the prevalence of companies with aggressive hiring plans has risen in key markets like China and the U.S. and their voluntary turnover remains high.

2019 Checklist for Executive Compensation Planning

With 2020 around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure you stay ahead of year-end planning activities to set your company up for success next year. Our executive compensation experts have compiled this checklist so you can ensure your compensation programs are effective going into the performance period and close out the year strong.

Are You Ready? Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season Starts Now!

Don’t wait! Proactively preparing for 2020 meeting and filings will mean a less chaotic and (dare we say) stress-free proxy season. To get you started, we’ve created a list of a few key items to consider help your company avoid surprises and ensure the best possible outcome at your upcoming shareholder meeting.

A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology Companies by Industry

Technology industries that saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies include retail, semiconductors, software & services, and technology hardware. Additionally, software & services and technology hardware companies also saw declining average year-over-year support. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

2019 Checklist for Compensation Planning

Fall is the start of compensation planning season at most companies, a time to evaluate whether you have the processes in place to make your compensation program truly stand out and get ready for year-end decision making. To help you prepare, we have developed a quick checklist, along with key questions to ask, that can keep your pay programs up to date.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter’s hiring data reveals a strong market outlook despite companies in some countries hitting the brakes on aggressive hiring.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. The data shows mixed results for hiring plans. Russia and India have seen spikes in hiring, with less dramatic changes observed in other key markets.

New business challenges are shifting talent demands. Is your business ready to meet them?

The digital age is forcing companies in every sector to compete for a finite group of key technical, creative and business talent, and it’s changing what they require of talent, as well as what talent requires of them.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter’s hiring data reveals heightened optimism as aggressive hiring plans have risen globally.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. The data shows mixed results for hiring plans. Brazil, Russia and India appear more cautious about headcount growth, while the U.K. and China are more optimistic vs. the previous quarter.

From career ladders to career climbing walls: How fluid is your job architecture framework?

As companies seek to hire more digital talent, many find that the historical career ladder approach with simple vertical progression no longer resonates. Instead, employees seek the opportunities to learn and grow across disciplines or geographies. To support this, companies need a job structure that balances both consistency and flexibility, as well as allows for compelling career paths. While most companies may not be able to attain an "open market" approach to job architecture, taking steps to allow for customizable career growth for employees will help ensure the employment value equation balances out. Learn more in the infographic below and read Using Job Architecture to Enable Digital Transformation for even more rich insights.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q4 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter’s data is mixed reveals caution, as aggressive hiring plans have dropped globally.

Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. The data shows strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in Brazil, China and Germany, while other economies appear more cautious.

Before You Grant an Additional Founder Equity Award, Ask Yourself These Key Questions

There are a variety of situations at a private company that may create a need for additional equity awards to founders. While there is no one-size-fits-all methodology for determining the need for additional founder grants, there are a few key questions that may help guide your decision if your company is considering these types of awards.

What Board Composition Factors Should Your Company Consider as You Recruit New Directors?

Establishing a board of directors is a critical step for private companies that are transitioning to the public sphere. Once you know how your company will be listed and get your independence requirements in order, it’s time to select individuals to represent shareholders and oversee corporate management. Here are some key factors you should consider as you recruit directors for your public board.

Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in most key markets, although China and Germany saw downturns.

Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data is mixed, as aggressive hiring plans have dropped in several countries, including China and the UK, but remains unchanged in the US.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Sales Team as a Private Software Company

Successful sales compensation benchmarking requires determining how your company stacks up against the market with respect to a few key metrics. We took a close look at quota achievement levels, market coverage strategy and compensation cost of sales among private software companies to illustrate how this data can help your organization gauge the effectiveness and health of your sales force.

Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data reflects a healthy boost of optimism as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up in nearly every country.

Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in Brazil, Russia and India. The US still outpaces the rest of the globe in terms of headcount growth.

Key Steps to Take as You Prepare for Your IPO

The time leading up to an initial public offering (“IPO”) is always filled with excitement and intense activity. And before crossing the IPO finish line, there are a number of critical compliance, compensation and governance items to address. In our latest infographic, we outline 12 key steps every HR and compensation leader must tackle as they prepare to go public.

Getting Ready for the Era of Pay Transparency

The era of pay transparency is here. As technology allows for more information sharing, access to crowdsourced compensation data has proliferated dramatically and employees now have easy access to pay data that was once top-secret. Now, employees accessing and discussing their compensation and the compensation of others openly is not only losing its taboo, it’s trending. Companies need to be ready to respond. Here are four key steps to addressing pay transparency at your company.

Q1 2018 Global Workforce Trends for Life Sciences Companies

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows some strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in China and the US, while life sciences firms in Russia, Germany and the UK are scaling back headcount growth.

Q1 2018 Global Workforce Trends for Technology Companies

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data continues to show mixed signals as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans as well as voluntary turnover rates is both up and down across the globe.

Shifting Your Talent Mindset to Create a Winning Culture

Although compensation remains a powerful tool in the total rewards arsenal, money only goes so far when it comes to creating an employee value proposition that keeps talent engaged via a compelling corporate culture. Our new infographic explores some shifts you can make to create a winning culture regardless of your compensation budget.

Approaches for Setting Fair Pay at Your Company

Pay equity has emerged as one of today’s hottest HR and compensation issues. Delivering pay in an equitable fashion across all demographic groups seems like a mammoth task, and knowing where to start can be challenging. Our new infographic outlines four key approaches you can explore as you set out to create sustainable fair pay practices at your organization.

Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data continues to show mixed signals as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up and down across the globe. However, despite scaling back on aggressive hiring, voluntary turnover is up in all countries relative to last quarter, and forecasts predict strong growth in 2018.

Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows some surprising declines in aggressive hiring plans in several key markets.

Country-Level Compensation Data Isn’t Good Enough Anymore in the Technology Sector

In today’s dynamic global economy, country-level survey data doesn’t always cut it anymore. In larger countries with geographically dispersed technical talent, pay is just as likely to be influenced by local economic factors as it is in the US where geographic differences have long been viewed as important considerations. The bottom line: it’s imperative to consider the local view.

Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data generated mixed signals, as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up and down across the globe.

Global Workforce Trends at Life Science Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: aggressive hiring plans are moving up dramatically in most countries.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Trying to Better Manage Your Equity Compensation Spend

An effective equity strategy balances external competitiveness, internal constraints and company culture—but not all of these things can be weighted equally. If you’re thinking about changing your equity strategy, here are some of the primary design levers your company can pull to make smart choices aligned with your organization’s needs.

Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: turnover rates are steady even as companies announce more aggressive hiring plans.

Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: turnover rates are steady even as companies announce more aggressive hiring plans.

Global Workforce Trends for Technology Companies as of Q1 2017

The global economy is expected to accelerate growth in 2017, and strong economic conditions may boost more technology companies into healthy states of hiring. Currently, 42% of technology companies worldwide are planning to grow their headcount by at least 10% and voluntary turnover in key markets is high, indicating the tech sector outlook is still on the up-and-up.

Global Workforce Trends for Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2017

The outlook for the global economy and the life sciences market, in particular, is expected to pick up the pace in 2017. Although life sciences companies in many key markets have scaled back on headcount growth, the markets in India, China and the United States look strong.