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Radford Newsletter | January 2019

Happy New Year! For many companies, hiring the right talent remains a challenge, and we expect this to continue into 2019. In our featured article, we look at how new-hire salaries among technology firms have surpassed incumbent employees and what this could mean for retention and pay equity concerns. Next up, we examine how ISS changes may make it more difficult for companies to receive approval for new shares. Also, don’t miss our infographic on promotion and merit increase trends.
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Technology Companies Pay New Hires More Than Current Employees for Key Job Roles 

Salaries for newly hired mid-level professionals at technology companies are higher, on average, compared to incumbent employees. This raises concerns about retaining talent and unintentionally creating, or worsening, internal pay equity gaps.  
ISS Policy Changes May Make It Harder for Some Companies to Obtain Equity Share Approval  

ISS has clarified how it will implement changes to its Equity Plan Scorecard and released updated burn rate tables. The changes could make it harder for some companies to win approval for new shares or for as many shares as in the past. 
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Many investment managers have pledged support for new industry-specific sustainability reporting standards. Companies should be conversant in the new standards and assess to what extent the standards are relevant to their business.  

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Promotion Practices at Technology Companies in the United States 

What percentage of your staff will you promote this year? Our research shows that around 10% of technology company employees were promoted last year, with average base salary increases over 8%. 

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Key Developments and Issues Facing Public Companies & Investors: Items Impacting the 2019 Proxy Season

Join Aon, Greenberg Traurig and D.F. King for a complimentary webinar discussing items impacting the 2019 proxy season. Topics include proxy preparation, effective shareholder engagement and communication, key aspects of ISS’ equity plan scorecard, executive compensation developments and more.

Date: January 29, 2019
Location: Online

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Top Business Trends For 2019: Managing Volatility And Enabling Growth

While volatility will persist in 2019 and beyond, organizations can take steps to manage it. Five senior Aon leaders share their thoughts on the significant issues organizations will face in the year ahead and how to address them.

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