What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity

Evil HR Lady

When actress Jennifer Lawrence found out her male co-stars were earning more than her, she famously called out Hollywood for its lack of pay equity for actresses. So how does Lawrence’s situation and her reaction to it serve to educate HR Leaders about addressing pay equity? To keep reading, click here: What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity. The post What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity?

Evil HR Lady

When actress Jennifer Lawrence found out her male co-stars were earning more than her, she famously called out Hollywood for its lack of pay equity for actresses. So how does Lawrence’s situation and her reaction to it serve to educate HR Leaders about addressing pay equity? To keep reading, click here: What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity? The post What Can Jennifer Lawrence Teach HR Leaders About Pay Equity?

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Why The Hell Should I Get Involved in Equity Crowdfunding?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why The Hell Should I Get Involved in Equity Crowdfunding? In this post she gives us the low down on equity crowd-funding, and talks about how in order to reap rewards, you have to first dive in! . What is equity? So what is equity crowdfunding?

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Dorsey Gives Back Stock: Equity As Employee Morale at Twitter

Blogging4jobs

This week we’re talking about Dorsey giving back 1%, valued at roughly $200 million, of his stock in the company to the employee equity pool. In keeping with his pattern of making important statements about Twitter on Twitter, he announced the move in two tweets: ⚡️ I'm giving ~1/3rd of my Twitter stock (exactly 1% of the company) to our employee equity pool to reinvest directly in our people. Business HR employee morale equity work perks

“How to request ‘ownership interests’ from Private Equity employers.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The company owners are what is called “Private Equity,” and as almost all “Private Equity” owners, they are looking to grow revenue by 30% in 3 years, and sell the company in 3 to 5 years. Second, your husband should stress that he can more likely achieve – if not surpass – those lofty goals if he is “in the same boat” and motivated in the same way as are the Private Equity owners – by the significant rewards of an eventual sale.

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Breaking Down the Gender Equity Pay Adjustments at Salesforce.

HR Capitalist

Salesforce just made a move to provide pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job.

CASE STUDY: When The Private Equity Bears Show Up To Eat Your Company

HR Capitalist

True story - I was once on a business pitch and waked into a company that had been taken over by a multi-national private equity firm that shall remain nameless. The private equity firm had the right idea related to meritocracy and many other people ideas.

“What happens to my employee equity if the company is sold or IPO’d?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I was fascinated about your bright explanation of equity plans in your newsletter entitled “ Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts.” First, carefully review your Equity Plan, or have someone do so for you. The first step in your analysis of what happens to your equity is “What does the Equity Plan say, if anything, about this circumstance?” Usually what happens upon a sale of the company is covered in an Equity Plan, but not always.

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“How do I ask a new employer for an equity stake?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am wondering if it is acceptable to ask for an equity stake, and if so, how to do so? Answer: Dear John: It is not very common for a prospective employee to ask a prospective employer for an equity stake right off the bat – without either “side” knowing the other all that well. Being an equity stake owner can also result in serious and long-term legal obligations and significant financial liabilities.

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“How does an offer of ‘equity’ from an employer work?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I am being made an offer from a company owned by a “Private Equity” firm. They have said the offer will include “equity” – which is new to me. Equity” refers to an ownership interest in a company. If the company is a corporation, the “equity” may be in stock, stock options, or other kinds of ownership interests. If the company is a limited liability company, the “equity” may be in membership units.

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“How can I negotiate more equity in a start-up venture?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It will be his perception of your ability to help, or hurt, his commercial development of the new product that’s key to your request for further equity. This may be the basis for a request for additional equity: you’ve been advised that 10% means little, if anything, and may even constitute a step backward from being an employee. Going Out on Your Own Q & A Stock, Stock Options, "Equity

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“I am being urged to invest in my employer by new Private Equity owners; any concerns?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My company (small, privately held) is in the process of being purchased by a “private equity” firm. Answer: Dear Brian: For three decades now I’ve seen many employees in your circumstances invest along with Private Equity purchasers of their employers. In my experience, Private Equity companies are interested in one thing, and one thing only: Return On Investment, or “ROI.” Trust me, the Private Equity owners will not tell you of these plans.

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“How do I negotiate an equity position in a new company that will be meaningful and secure?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I have been sent a pro forma from my CEO to send to the other business owner, and would like to negotiate an equity position for myself going forward. Should I ask for performance based incentives until we reach a certain mark where I could become an equity partner, or ask for a small position, say 1 – 10 %? If the new business was a baseball camp, and you had some good ideas about how to run it, but never ran a baseball camp, chances are you would get no equity.

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Robbery by Repurchase Rights – A Private Equity Story

Sklover Working Wisdom

First, the people putting the deal together were part of a highly experienced and highly regarded Private Equity firm with a proven track record in automotive private equity businesses. It was “the Private Equity way of doing business.” When he and his colleagues went to the Private Equity owners of the company in dismay and anger, the response they received was icy cold: “Didn’t you have a lawyer read the agreement before you signed?” .

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PREACH IT: A Home Without Equity is Just a Rental With Debt.

HR Capitalist

How about this: "A home without equity is just a rental with debt". Michael Lewis is a great writer. Be a better HR Pro by reading his classics, which include Moneyball and The New, New Thing.

Carried Interest – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

In “private equity” investments, the investment manager receives “carried interests” when the investment is completed, generally when the investment is sold. It is a variant of stock, stock options and other forms of “equity” awarded by traditional investment firms.

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Blackout Period – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

Basics Key Words & Phrases Misconduct and Bad Behavior Stock, Stock Options, "Equity" Yours (or Allegedly Yours What is the meaning of: “ Blackout Period ” ?

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How Transparency and Employee Stories Can Create a Great Employer Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer Podcast brand equity employee advocacy employee stories employer brand Glassdoor transparencyIs transparency the key to building an effective employer brand and positive company culture?

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Offered a Position and Shares in a Start-Up? – 10 Traps in the Legal Papers, and Your Ways Out

Sklover Working Wisdom

It is not easy because lawyers for business founders or owners – particularly “Private Equity” owners, almost always make it difficult, and intentionally so. Intellectual Property You Create: I have seen clients hired into companies with promises of equity that vest over time, provided they take a very low salary for a while. ” A unique and sophisticated model to gain significant protections to both your employment and your equity.

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“Forming or Joining a Start-Up? – 16 Questions that Need to Be Answered”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Want to Ask for Equity from Private Equity or other Private Owners? Use our “Model Letter for Requesting Management Equity from Private Equity or Other Private Owners.” Might different classes of ownership – such as preferred stock shares, different classes of “membership units,” or other kinds of equity – be created to give one or other kinds of owners greater interests or more control? “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”.

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Good Leaver – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

It is most often used in relation to incentive compensation, equity compensation and deferred compensation Plans. Good Leavers are usually allowed to keep their unvested compensation or equity benefits, which can continue to vest over time. What is the meaning of: “GOOD LEAVER” ?

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Employment History – Let’s Take a Look in the Mirror

Blogging4jobs

HR Job Search Chris Ponder employment equity employment history history longevity looking in the mirror record of employment take a look in the mirror

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Cashless Exercise – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

For more information, insight and inspiration regarding Stock, Stock Options and Equity at work, just [ click here.] . Acquiring Key Words & Phrases Stock, Stock Options, "Equity What is the meaning of: “CASHLESS EXERCISE” ?

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Offer Letter or Company Plan – Which One Governs?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Basics Benefits, Pensions and Perq's Contract Clauses Insurance and Other Benefits Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Compensation Monthly Newsletter Library Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Raise, Bonus, Compensation Stock, Stock Options, "Equity" Suggested Clauses and Provisions“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”. – Albert Einstein.

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“On FMLA. Don’t want to return, but want unvested stock. What can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before you do anything, you MUST carefully review your employer’s stock, stock option or equity plan to determine when you are scheduled to vest, and how you might possibly forfeit your unvested shares. Employee benefit plans are just chock full of rules and regulations that must be adhered to very carefully in order to safeguard your stock, stock options, or other forms of “equity.” Question: I am currently out on Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to help my mother who is sick.

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“Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Rumor had it that a private equity firm might be interested in buying Charlene’s employer, and it was for this reason that a new, revised Confidentiality and Inventions Agreement was being required.). “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.”. – Steven Wright. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ” : Charlene, a furniture designer, had been with her employer for seven years. She was happy in her job, was well-liked, and quite productive.

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Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts

Sklover Working Wisdom

Equity ” – “Equity” is a rather broad concept. Equity may take many different forms, and have many different names. Equity can also be “certain” or “conditional” in nature. Some say equity grants to employees are meant primarily to encourage employees to “think and act more as owners, and less as employees.”. Incidentally, “equity” can be part of a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, or any other legal form in which business is conducted.

“Can a severance agreement require that my husband give up vested stock and stock options?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As is more fully explained below, your husband’s employer cannot “force” him to give up, or take, anything – even vested stock or stock options (often referred to as “equity”) – so the law is somewhat irrelevant in this respect. I can’t counsel you from afar, but if the equity plans say you keep your vested stock and stock options, and the severance agreement does not clearly say you lose them, you are on pretty solid ground, and probably are “OK.”

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Friday Five: Tech, HR Tech and a Good Night’s Sleep

Blogging4jobs

HR diversity diversity in tech employment equity facebook online advertising Social Media startupsTGIF, friends! Time to make plans for the weekend, to kick back and relax, and to catch up on the week’s best reads. This week tech giant earnings reports dropped, so expect to see a fair bit of editorial on who’s winning, who’s losing and what it all means for HR and HR tech.

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“When laid off, can I get my unvested options vested?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am currently employed by a large tech company and I have received equity compensation throughout my tenure. Some of this equity has yet to vest. My experience is that a great many “equity” plans provide for continued vesting so long as the employee is terminated without cause, and the employee does not compete directly or share confidential informatio n. By “equity” I refer to stock, stock options and other securities of a company. Question: Hi, Alan.

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FMLA – Great Tool to E-x-t-e-n-d Employment

Sklover Working Wisdom

Basics Before Negotiating Before Resigning FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job Severance Packages Stock, Stock Options, "Equity “ The cure for anger is delay.”. – Seneca. THREE BRIEF ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : (1) Aquilino was a well known agricultural economist employed by an industry trade organization in Washington, D.C.

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Dusty Resumes and Deadines

Career Trend

The number of times each month that executives reach out to me because a private equity firm or recruiter or someone in their network requests their resume ‘now’ often is in the double digits. Quality resume results are at odds with speed (and your desperate situation).

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“In-The-Meantime Clause” – This is One to Remember

Sklover Working Wisdom

Acquiring Agreements and Contracts Going Out on Your Own Job Offers and Offer Letters Monthly Newsletter Library Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Promotions Raises and Promotions Specific Terms and Provisions Stock, Stock Options, "Equity You can’t do better than to expect the unexpected. Nothing is so certain as the unexpected.” . - English Proverb.

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Personal Brand Management: The Secret to Career Mobility

WorkArrow

Developing personal brand equity is a key element to establishing and maintaining your career mobility. Increasing manager equity is the quickest method for improving and selling your brand throughout the organization. It requires an understanding of what managers like, how to measure your changes and how to influence their perceptions with less effort. Developing a […] The post Personal Brand Management: The Secret to Career Mobility appeared first on WorkArrow.

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“What is a change of control for vesting purposes?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Employees with unclear ownership of equity have much more negotiating leverage for this reason but, sadly, often don’t realize it or take advantage of it. . Agreements and Contracts Q & A Specific Terms and Provisions Stock, Stock Options, "Equity Question: There is a clause in my employment contract that says “Upon any ‘significant’ change of control event, all awarded share options will vest at that time.”

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Requesting Equity from Your Present Privately-Owned Employer”. Working for a Privately Owned or Private Equity-owned employer, and think your efforts, dedication, and value make you deserving of the kind of equity participation enjoyed by the management team?

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What are the careers in Financial Analysis?

Imarticus Learning

Private Equity Analyst: A private equity analyst works on the buy side and for a private equity fund like Chrys Capital or Warburg Pincus. The analyst often liaisons with clients, companies, senior management, private equity analysts and many others in the financial services landscape. Equity Research Analyst: this is a financial analyst that can either work for an investment bank, (sell side) or for a mutual fund.

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What are the Different Types of Career Option in Investment Banking?

Imarticus Learning

Investment Banking jobs can also be found in large private Equity institutions like Blackstone. Fundraising: Investment bankers also help raise money from both the private equity market as well as the public markets on behalf of their clients. To begin we should perhaps be clear about what Investment Banking is. For instance, not everyone who works for Goldman Sachs or Edelweiss is an Investment Banker engaging in Investment Banking.

Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before

Sklover Working Wisdom

And, I am acutely aware that fired employees must forfeit unvested equity, are not entitled to COBRA insurance benefits, and do not get offered severance. — Danger Ahead: Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before —.

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Impact of Crowdfunding on Investment Banking

Imarticus Learning

And in return to this investment, these individuals will get equity shares of the said company. So if there is a website that has clear and transparent information on equity-based crowdfunding, then the less transparent investment bank will not gain that trust from individuals.

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most commonly, it is to make up for a bonus, commissions or equity forfeited to make the move. “Requesting a Sign-On Bonus (or Other Payment upon Hire)”. These days, when offered a new job, it is more and more common to request, and receive, a “Sign-On Bonus,” or other payment upon hire.

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How do I get a job in Financial Analysis?

Imarticus Learning

History majors can become Investment Bankers, and doctors can become Equity Research Analysts. Financial Analyst roles on the buy side include working for a company both as a CFO and as part of the finance function where you handle the investment decisions of a company both with respect to organic and inorganic growth, as well as treasury requirements including any private equity or public market funding they might require. Financial analysis roles are not restricted to equity.

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Different Types of Investment Banking Jobs

Imarticus Learning

Investment Banking jobs can also be found in large private Equity institutions like Blackstone. Fundraising: Investment bankers also help raise money from both the private equity market as well as the public markets on behalf of their clients. To begin we should perhaps be clear about what Investment Banking is. For instance, not everyone who works for Goldman Sachs or Edelweiss is an Investment Banker engaging in Investment Banking.