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Board Composition and Director Recruiting Trends: Beyond the Numbers

In a Q&A with Equilar, Blair Jones offers her insights on the issues surrounding board composition and director recruiting, including but not limited to board size, age and tenure limits, diversity, and committee construction. Equilar: What are some of the… Read more

Do Nonfinancial Measures Have To Be Soft?

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Graham Kenny posits that nonfinancial measures should be included alongside financial measures in incentive plans. He goes on to say that this is leading companies to use both hard and soft performance measures—where… Read more

What You Should Know When Selling the Company

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has increased at a record pace during the past several years and many executives believe that deal activity will stay strong near term. High corporate profits combined with low economic growth have made business leaders… Read more

Bringing the Diversity Discussion into the Compensation Committee

Companies have embraced diversity as a way to enhance dialogue, broaden thinking, better represent customer perspectives and drive innovation. Diversity—including diversity of race, gender, cultural background, experience and age—is now a strategic imperative and benefits from the Board of Directors’… Read more