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Radford Newsletter | November 2018

In this month’s feature article, we use our data to answer the question: Do differences in performance ratings systems influence merit increases? Next up, we invite you to explore our new paper on what the digital future means for people and rewards, and then check out our infographic on hot technology skills and pay premiums. For the C-suite, we have an article on the evolution of performance metrics and a five-minute alert on new ISS and Glass Lewis policy updates. Sales professionals will be interested in our research on car allowance plan prevalence and eligibility trends. Finally, catch up on all the latest chapters of the new Radford Perspectives Report— there’s something for everyone in it!  

Understanding the Impact of Performance Ratings in Differentiating Pay 

With an increased focus both internally and externally on pay for performance, we examine how companies with different performance ratings systems are optimizing their merit budget.   
Why Data and Empathy are Both Needed to Drive Digital Transformation 

There is a fundamental shift in the way humans create value at work; it’s one in which people still matter more than technology. Our new paper on the digital workforce addresses jobs of the future, identifying the right workers and new ways to measure and reward performance.  
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The elimination of 162(m) in the tax bill provides an opening for a new era in long-term incentive metrics. We analyze the direction incentive metrics are headed and what companies in different technology industries should think about with an eye toward the future.  
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ISS, Glass Lewis Issue 2019 Policy Updates with Focus on Pay-for-Performance and Diversity 

ISS' newly released draft policy updates for 2019 would swap GAAP metrics for EVA and adopt a voting standard around board diversity. Glass Lewis’ final policies are extensive in both compensation and corporate governance topics. We explain what the updates entail.
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Even while declining in popularity, car allowance plans for sales employees are still a majority practice in many markets. We examine the latest trends in plan prevalence and eligibility and offer tips for technology and life sciences companies reconsidering their car policies. 

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Read the Newest Chapter of the Radford Perspectives Report!

In the newest chapter of the Radford Perspectives Report, we examine the changing rewards and talent environment in Asia-Pacific and how multinational companies can compete. You can catch up on all the previous chapters via the links below:

Hot Skills and Pay Premiums at US and Chinese Technology Companies 

We recently conducted surveys of technology companies in the US and China to assess the hot skills technology companies are most interested in acquiring, and in some cases, willing to pay hefty compensation premiums for. 

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Radford Annual Rewards Webinar for the Tech Sector in Asia-Pacific

This popular event provides an excellent chance to network with peers as we explore today's top rewards challenges and opportunities in the European technology market. Our agenda includes presentations on the latest technology trends, interactive group discussions on industry hot topics, and hot job skills and pay premiums in the market.

Date: December 4, 2018
Location: Online

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Mind The Gap: Only 1 In 3 U.S. Workers Are Prepared For Retirement

Could the next financial crisis be brewing? Experts point to various developments as possible causes of the next financial crisis — from the rapid growth of banks in emerging markets to a dramatic increase in student loan debt and corporate debt. On the plus side, some banks and governments are actively working to de-risk their activities.

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