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Radford Newsletter | June 2018

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Now, on to the insights! Our featured article explores the surprisingly high equity premiums companies are willing to pay employees with AI skills; next, we have articles that delve into strategies for maximizing your merit budget and a primer for compensational professionals new to the India rewards market. Finally, don’t miss our infographic on what drives compelling cultures at life sciences companies.

Looking To Enter The AI Race? Be Prepared To Hand Out Hefty Equity 

Our guest post on CB Insights discusses how companies are utilizing equity premiums in the crowded talent race for employees with artificial intelligence and related skills. 
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Five Ways to Get More from Your Merit Budget 

During the performance cycle, HR professionals spend a lot of time thinking about the size of the merit pool and who gets how much of an increase. Less time, however, is spent on the factors that go into how the pool is delivered. We delve into five strategies that can help you get more from your merit budget.
Compensation planning in India requires extensive knowledge of local market practices given the many unique rewards terms and structures found in the country. Following these tips will help you set out on a path toward developing well-understood, tax efficient, legally compliant and competitive pay packages in India.

Purchase your copy of our dynamic 2018 Radford US Hot Skills Survey Results Workbook

The demand for talent with "hot skills" is a major topic of concern for business leaders today. Our new Excel-based workbook features data from 229 organizations and allows you to assess the relative importance of 47 hot skills in today's market, and any salary, bonus and long-term incentive premiums companies currently pay for these skills.

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What Drives Culture at Life Sciences Companies

Most people think life sciences companies have it easy when it comes to company culture. But innovation and improving lives are not enough to set your company apart in an increasingly competitive industry. Responses from the 2018 Radford Talent Pulse Survey stress the importance of being action-oriented, growth-focused and transparent.

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Radford is the exclusive sponsor of “Biotech CHRO Strategy Day” and the CHRO dinner, designed for CHROs and heads of HR in high-growth biotech firms.

Date: July 24-25, 2018
Location: The Revere Hotel, Boston, MA

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Why It Pays To Have A Paid-Leave Strategy

Rising health care costs have been on the minds of executives in recent years. However, many leaders overlook increasingly important elements of a company’s cost/benefits equation: paid leave and its evil twin— absenteeism. Despite the costs of absenteeism, many companies don’t take a comprehensive approach to managing paid leave.

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