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“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.

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.

“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

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?

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.

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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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.

“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.

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.

“Private Equity Buying Your Employer? Resist These 11 Employment Negotiation Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: For many years I have counseled and negotiated on behalf of employees when their employers (a) are being purchased by Private Equity investors, (b) are owned by Private Equity investors, and (c) are being sold by Private Equity investors. I’ve also represented employees being recruited to work for Private Equity-owned employers, commonly referred to as Private Equity “Portfolio Companies.”.

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


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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.

“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.

“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.

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).

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.

Another Chain Broken:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Here’s what happened: The Case: Our client, a commissioned salesperson in the petrochemical industry in the Southwest, was quite dissatisfied by a sharp reduction in his sales commission plan, put into effect with little notice, after the company changed hands to a Private Equity group.

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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.”

How To Be The Brand Manager Of YOU

Career Realism

A brand manager is someone who consistently works to generate awareness, influence, and affinity all in an effort to continually build brand equity. Earn Personal Brand Equity. Brand equity can be something that you build, but the best brand equity is earned.

The #1 Thing Your Personal Brand Needs To Convey

Career Realism

A brand manager is someone who consistently works to generate awareness, influence, and affinity all in an effort to continually build brand equity. Earn equity in your personal brand by investing time in maintaining your personal brand.

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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.

The #1 Thing Your Personal Brand Needs To Convey

Career Realism

A brand manager is someone who consistently works to generate awareness, influence, and affinity all in an effort to continually build brand equity. Earn equity in your personal brand by investing time in maintaining your personal brand. The #1 Thing Your Personal Brand Needs To Convey.

“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.”.

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


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.

Personal Brand Management: The Secret to Career Mobility


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.

Massachusetts Loses Mind: Passes Law Outlawing Employers Asking For Salary History.

HR Capitalist

Before you slay me for being anti-pay equity, stop. California and New York have laws that address pay equity on the books, which I support. Massachusetts has lost its mind.

The Best Indicator of Startup Success: The CEO's Salary.

HR Capitalist

It aligns his interest with the equity holders. Equity is the best way to find people who are aligned with these interests of early stage companies. It's an interesting concept, and probably one that can positively transfer to early stage companies where the leadership teams aren't founders, but are passionate (or not) about the business they've joined and are aligned (or not) with the early mission of the company. .

How to Get Job Referrals With a Small Network

Competitive Resumes

Trust equity is associated with the person who refers you. Trust equity is associated with the person who refers you. For this last summer episode, this is a recent interview with Margo Wickersham who has a Blab show. Originally, she was going to have Hannah Morgan on her show.

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3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

Build Personal Brand Equity by Surprising Someone With a LinkedIn Recommendation. I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years.

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TODAY'S JOB MARKET: Peak Economic Cycle Edition

HR Capitalist

If you have compensation issues, now's the time to be aggressive to do equity increases in key roles that are under-comped vs the market. If the chart below were an investment chart, you'd be looking to start scaling back tech stocks in your portfolio right now.

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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” ?

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” ?

Where Should You Distribute Your Executive Resume?

Professional Resume Services

Private Equity Firms – Private equity firms are always hiring. Resume distribution is one of the most important aspects of your job search.

“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.

“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.

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.

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

HR Capitalist

Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Well, here's another reason to go for pay equity if you're a company like Salesforce - to keep the DOL from knocking on your door and playing hardball, like they just did at Google. . "In You'll likely end up making the same equity increases Salesforce did, but it will look forced and you won't get credit for leading.

Kick These 5 ‘Resume Killers’ To The Curb!

Career Realism

Skilled across all finance fields including credit risk analysis and management, financial statement analysis, financial and loss forecast modeling, valuation modeling, equity, derivatives, and statistical analysis. Kick These 5 ‘Resume Killers’ To The Curb! CAREEREALISM.

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“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.”

U2's Bono to Steve Jobs: On Poaching Employees From a Competitor.

HR Capitalist

Bono was the co-founder of a private equity group that had bought a controlling interest in Palm, and since he'd done business with Apple, Jobs thought he could complain to Bono and get some action.

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