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Are You Ready? Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season Starts Now!

Don’t wait! Proactively preparing for 2020 meeting and filings will mean a less chaotic and (dare we say) stress-free proxy season. To get you started, we’ve created a list of a few key items to consider help your company avoid surprises and ensure the best possible outcome at your upcoming shareholder meeting.

Published: November 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Financial Services Companies by Industry

The insurance industry saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that some investors are unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices. Nonetheless, average say-on-pay support is still very strong for banks, diversified financial services and insurance companies.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology Companies by Industry

Technology industries that saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies include retail, semiconductors, software & services, and technology hardware. Additionally, software & services and technology hardware companies also saw declining average year-over-year support. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Life Sciences Companies by Industry

The life sciences sector saw an increase in the percentage of companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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2019 Checklist for Compensation Planning

Fall is the start of compensation planning season at most companies, a time to evaluate whether you have the processes in place to make your compensation program truly stand out and get ready for year-end decision making. To help you prepare, we have developed a quick checklist, along with key questions to ask, that can keep your pay programs up to date.

Published: October 2019
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Rewards and Compensation Leaders: Do You Know Your Biggest HR Risks?

Reimagining your rewards programs can help you manage some of the biggest business risks facing rewards leaders today.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.K.-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.K.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Most software companies remain in a cautious hiring state as of Q2, while companies in the semiconductor industry have seen a slight rise in selective hiring with turnover remaining virtually unchanged.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.S.-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. In the hardware industry, we see significant in voluntary turnover, as well as a significant uptick in aggressive hiring in the semiconductor industry vs. last quarter.

Published: September 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at U.S.-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. This quarter, companies in the pre-commercial space are reporting slight increases in aggressive hiring. Commercial firms, however, are more cautious about headcount growth, reporting plans to scale back aggressive hiring plans by 8% in Q2.

Published: August 2019
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Contingent Workforce Trends at U.S. Technology Companies

As Millennials make up a greater portion of the workforce and look for flexibility in their working arrangements, more companies are hiring contract, gig and freelance workers. An impressive 94% of U.S. technology companies currently hire contingent workers, and over 21% of those plan to increase the number of contingent workers this year. Organizations will need to rethink their total rewards packages as well as how they attract and retain such workers.

Published: August 2019
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Contingent Workforce Trends at U.S. Life Sciences Companies

Contract and freelance workers increasingly make up a greater population of the workforce as life sciences companies turn to outsourcing to save on overhead costs. 92% of U.S. life sciences companies currently hire contingent workers, and more than 35% of those plan to increase their contingent worker population this year. This trend may also signify that companies are more cautious about full-time employee buildout until they have a solidified product to bring to market.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. The hiring environment data reveal mixed results among technology companies in Europe, as the number of firms with hiring freezes inched up slightly in many countries.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. This quarter, Ireland saw the biggest spike in companies hiring aggressively, and Poland and the U.K. continue to grow more optimistic about planned headcount growth.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Q2 data reveal a steady hiring environment as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans continues to rise across the region.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Q2 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data yield mixed results and reveal caution across key markets. In China, though the changes are small, a healthy percentage of companies are hiring normally and aggressively, while aggressive hiring has gone up in countries like China and India vs. last quarter.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter’s hiring data reveals a strong market outlook despite companies in some countries hitting the brakes on aggressive hiring.

Published: August 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. The data shows mixed results for hiring plans. Russia and India have seen spikes in hiring, with less dramatic changes observed in other key markets.

Published: August 2019
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From career ladders to career climbing walls: How fluid is your job architecture framework?

As companies seek to hire more digital talent, many find that the historical career ladder approach with simple vertical progression no longer resonates. Instead, employees seek the opportunities to learn and grow across disciplines or geographies. To support this, companies need a job structure that balances both consistency and flexibility, as well as allows for compelling career paths. While most companies may not be able to attain an "open market" approach to job architecture, taking steps to allow for customizable career growth for employees will help ensure the employment value equation balances out. Learn more in the infographic below and read Using Job Architecture to Enable Digital Transformation for even more rich insights.

Published: July 2019
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CEO Equity Ownership at European Biopharma Companies

CEOs are more likely to have a significant ownership percentage of the overall company equity – they have a large amount of accountability and are tasked with strategically steering their organisations toward success. Using our proprietary data, we’ve highlighted a few key findings in CEO ownership at European biopharma companies, and we’re prepared to dive deeper into your questions to help shape and inform your rewards strategy.

Published: July 2019
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New business challenges are shifting talent demands. Is your business ready to meet them?

The digital age is forcing companies in every sector to compete for a finite group of key technical, creative and business talent, and it’s changing what they require of talent, as well as what talent requires of them.

Published: June 2019
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Radford Q1 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data reveal caution for key markets in Asia, as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans has dropped in almost every country across the region since last quarter.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Q1 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Q1 data reveal a steady hiring environment as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is on the rise across the region.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Q1 2019 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. Compared to last quarter, Germany, Ireland and Poland appear appear to be putting the breaks on headcount growth while companies in the U.K. are more optimistic.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Q1 2019 Technology Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the U.K. The data reveal an optimistic hiring environment among technology companies in Europe, as the number of firms with hiring freezes continued to drop across most countries in the region.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.K.-Based Technology Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.K.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Most software companies in the U.K. anticipate maintaining normal hiring plans, with another 14% planning to hire aggressively. Over 93% of medical device companies also reported normal hiring plans in the first quarter of the year.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. This quarter’s hiring data reveals heightened optimism as aggressive hiring plans have risen globally.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. The data shows mixed results for hiring plans. Brazil, Russia and India appear more cautious about headcount growth, while the U.K. and China are more optimistic vs. the previous quarter.

Published: May 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at U.S.-Based Technology Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at U.S.-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Turnover is slightly down among software companies compared to the previous quarter, while semiconductor companies saw a decrease in in the number of companies hiring aggressively.

Published: April 2019
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Radford Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at U.S.-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2019

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2019 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. This quarter, the competition for talent has cooled slightly among pre-commercial firms, while commercial firms are adopting a more optimistic outlook, with a 10% increase in the amount of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans.

Published: April 2019
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Radford Q4 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Last quarter’s data reveal a steady hiring environment as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is up across the region from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018.

Published: February 2019
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