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Radford Newsletter | March 2018


In the month of March, we’re all about lists. Our feature article explores four ways you can make your M&A people strategy more effective. Up next, we have twin articles outlining six key findings at technology companies and five key findings at life sciences companies from our recent employee severance policies survey. And finally, don’t miss our new infographic on workforce trends across key markets in Asia-Pacific.


People issues— from culture to total rewards— can be one of the biggest reasons mergers and acquisitions fail. This is particularly true in the technology sector where the value of a deal is often found in the employees as much as a product or service. We provide tips and data to empower HR leaders to ensure lasting success following a deal.
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Six Trends in Severance and Change-in-Control Practices at US Technology Companies

Our new survey of severance and CIC practices at US technology companies reveals an increase in companies with polices, but there is still wide variation in how plans are designed.  
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While a majority of life sciences companies have change-in-control and not-for-cause severance policies, the prevalence of plans fell from 2014 to 2017, a surprising result from our latest survey.


Q4 2017 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific. Last quarter’s data reveals a more cautious hiring market, as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is down in almost every country from Q3 to Q4. However, despite scaling back on aggressive hiring in the region, the outlook for the global technology sector still remains strong as 2018 swings into gear.

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14th Annual CEP and Silicon Valley NASPP Symposium
Radford’s Stefan Gaertner and Fidelity’s Emily Cervino present "Generation XX: Uncovering the Truth about Women and Equity."

Date: March 27, 2018
Location: Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California


Gender Equity: The Business Case For Women In The Boardroom

Gender inequality in the workplace is not just a social or legal issue— it’s also a business one. Women remain underrepresented in leadership roles, yet the numbers suggest that it makes financial sense to prioritize workplace diversity. What should both male and female leaders do to remove the obstacles of advancement?

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