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What You Need to Know NOW about Say on Pay Advisory Votes

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Expert Perspective By Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board

In her February 17, 2011 article in Forbes  (Proxy Season Again? Creating a Compensation Discussion and Analysis That Really Speaks to Shareholders) Robin Ferracone asks: as you “…hunker down to write drafts of the  Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A), will it be business as usual… or will it be time to start over?” 

Not only is it time to start over, but we may be in the verge of a paradigm shift where boards and their committees will begin to engage shareholder AND stakeholders in discussions with the purpose of explaining and defending executive compensation structures and results. 
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The Say on Pay Paradigm Shift: What You Need to Know NOW!

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In his most recent client alert, “Say On Pay Ushering in Paradigm Shirt? What You Need to Know NOWGrahall’s Garry Rogers discusses trends appearing in the first two months of early filing companies regarding Say on Pay requirements and frequency.  And those trends are potentially significant. Rogers says: “… we may be heading for nothing less than a total transformation of the process by which executive compensation is both determined and implemented.”


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Is Talent Diversity a Business Strategy?

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Our editorial board mulled over a February 20, 2012 article written by Gail Johnson (Bombardier: Giving women wings)where she quotes  Elisabeth Bussé, (director of leadership development and talent management at the Dorval, Que.-based organization, a division of Montreal’s Bombardier Inc. BBD.B-T) as saying: “Increasing diversity is a business strategy: We want our employees to be representative of the community in which we do business.”

Johnson adds: “Women have made up two-thirds of the recent growth in the Canadian work force, climbing from 35 per cent in the 1970s to 50 per cent in 2005…”

For most women in the business world, these are facts and sentiments they have heard before, for decades.
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