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Webinar 01/09/2015: Phantom Stock Plan Experts and Corporate Incentive Plans - VL Advisors

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1/27/2015 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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If your company is like most, you’ve discovered that tying rewards to performance is good in theory but hard to achieve in practice. Intuitively, you know there should be a relationship between the two, but you wonder how great a link you should really expect to forge? What performance standards should be used and how often should they change? And how do you build incentives that communicate the right expectations but don’t overwhelm participants with too many confusing metrics and measures? Finally, in the end, will it impact the level accountability you want to achieve? To find out the answers to these questions and more, you will not want to miss our upcoming broadcast!

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In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What it means to create alignment between pay and performance
  • What metrics to use to create greater accountability in your incentive plans
  • How to reinforce instead of force behavior and results through pay
  • How to transform an “incentive” plan into a value-sharing plan
  • How to measure the success of your compensation strategy
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Webinar 11/28/2014: Five Ways to Transform Your Pay Strategy for 2015

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12/9/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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As business leaders move towards 2015, key questions about pay strategies naturally emerge. “Should we change our bonus formula?” “Do we need new salary grades?” “Are we ready to roll out our long-term incentive plan?” Before any changes are made, your organization needs to focus on five key issues that should guide any alterations you’re considering. If your business is considering making changes in it rewards plans next year, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What elements should be included in your compensation philosophy statement.
  • How to create an effective Compensation GamePlan.
  • What it means to have a total compensation structure and why it matters..
  • How value sharing is different than paying incentives.
  • How to effectively communicate and promote your rewards strategies.
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Webinar 10/28/2014: How to Pay Top Performers

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10/28/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most business leaders instinctively know they should pay the people who are driving their success more than others. They recognize there should be a relationship between what they pay key producers and how those individuals perform.  The issue for them is how to do it in way that continues to fuel growth and improve shareholder value. And how do they approach pay in a way that communicates the right sense of partnership with employees? If these are issues your company deals with, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The difference between an expansive and selective approach to compensation
  • How to create pay strategies that favor key producers without being discriminatory
  • Examples of rewards programs companies are actually using to reward high performers
  • How you can deal with different levels or tiers of employees when creating pay for performance strategies
  • How to build compensation strategies that reinforce the performance framework of your company

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Webinar 09/23/2014: What is Phantom Stock & Why Do I Keep Hearing About It?

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Many companies wonder whether there is a way to tie a long-term incentive to the value of the company without giving away equity. The answer is yes and the solution is Phantom Stock. This concept has become the answer for many company leaders who feel reluctant about sharing stock but feel equally strong that their key people should participate in the value they help create. Our upcoming webinar will describe how phantom stock works and why it has become such a valuable solution for so many. Whether you have a phantom stock plan now or are just considering whether it would work in your circumstance, you will not want to miss this event!

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How a phantom stock plan works
  • The difference between phantom stock options, “full value” phantom stock and a performance share plan
  • When a company should consider implementing a phantom stock plan
  • How to measure the impact of phantom stock on company equity growth
  • How a phantom stock plan can increase engagement and build an ownership mindset
  • The three fatal mistakes of a bad plan design

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Webinar 08/26/2014: Compensation Strategies for a High Income Tax Environment

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8/26/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Since the start of 2013, tax rates are up. And employees have had sufficient time to experience the impact of those higher taxes on their paychecks. Virtually no one is excluded from the impact of these increases, but your key producers are particularly vulnerable.  As a result, it may be time to consider instituting compensation strategies that will not only help diffuse the impact of higher taxes for employees, but will benefit the company and its shareholders as well.  To learn how, you’ll want to tune into this broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Specific pay plans that help eliminate or defer taxes for high income employees
  • Why deferred compensation is being re-instituted by more and more companies
  • What types of “value sharing” plans are best suited to a high income-tax environment
  • How to ensure pay strategies minimize taxes and drive business growth at the same time
  • Subtle tactics that add up to meaningful tax savings over time

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Webinar 07/22/2014: What is a Total Compensation Structure...and How do I Build One?

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7/22/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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How does your company make decisions about which pay programs to include and for whom?  If your organization is like most, you make these decisions in a “vacuum”—dealing with each plan separately. One year you may re-engineer your bonus plan. The following year you may consider the addition of a stock or phantom stock plan. Each decision gets layered on top of the others and you soon end up with a fragmented pay strategy with no continuity. To avoid this effect, companies need a Total Compensation Structure to guide the development and management of all their rewards plans.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • What components of pay your company should consider and how to coordinate their impact.
  • How to determine which type of salary structure is right for your company.
  • What role a market pay assessment should play in building a compensation strategy.
  • How to effectively balance guaranteed and variable compensation.
  • How a Total Compensation Structure facilitates ongoing pay decisions.

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Webinar 06/24/2014: The Most Important Compensation Program a Company Can Have

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6/24/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Should you focus on getting salaries at a competitive level or is it time to introduce a new incentive plan? If you’re ready to value share, should your focus be short or long-term? If long-term, which plan is right for your company? These are issues with which every organization wrestles. Is there a right or wrong answer to any of these questions? To find out, you will not want to miss this broadcast!

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Webinar 05/20/2014: The Eight Fatal Compensation Mistakes

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5/20/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Businesses often take one step forward and three steps back when implementing compensation strategies. This usually happens because they don’t fully understand the outcomes compensation should produce or the role it should play in driving growth. The result include money wasted, diminished recruiting or retention capabilities and a declining return on the company’s reward’s investment. To learn how you can avoid the compensation mistakes so many businesses make, be sure to watch this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • What questions should be asked before implementing any compensation strategy
  • How financial, legal and creative considerations can be properly balanced in a well-designed plan
  • How to ensure your pay strategies reward the right outcomes and don’t create entitlements
  • How to determine compensation priorities and manage a total compensation structure
  • How to ensure a plan is effectively managed financially and is producing an appropriate return on the company’s investment
  • How to create and maintain alignment between the company’s vision, its business model and strategy, roles, expectations and rewards

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Webinar 04/22/2014: How to Effectively Link Compensation to Results

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4/22/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay employees and how they perform.  Especially key producers. The issue for them is how to do it.  How do they construct incentives and other compensation plans in a way that improves execution, enhances shareholder value and creates the right sense of partnership with employees? What kind of metrics and measures should be considered and how are they balanced between company, department and individual employee performance results?  If these are issues your company deals with, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Why and how properly designed incentives should increase the value of your business
  • How you can deal with different levels or tiers of employees when creating pay for performance strategies
  • How to determine if your compensation strategy is driving or hindering company growth
  • How companies create the right balance between short versus long-term as well as guaranteed versus variable rewards
  • What performance metrics should drive incentives in a pay for performance environment

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Webinar 03/25/2014: What to Do When Your Employees Act Entitled

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3/25/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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“We do our best to foster a spirit of engagement and ownership but, somehow, certain employees seem to feel they’re entitled to automatic pay increases and bonuses. How do we change this mindset?”  If you’re a CEO or business owner, you have likely faced this dilemma.  It’s a common issue.  And there is a solution. Join us for this webinar and we’ll show you how to transition from an entitlement to an ownership mindset—where employees assume a greater sense of stewardship for shareholder interests. Don’t miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How an entitlement mentality takes root within an organization
  • How to create and communicate a greater link between performance and pay
  • How to balance guaranteed and variable compensation and short versus long-term incentives
  • How to build a sense of partnership with employees and a more unified financial vision for growing the business
  • What you must be willing to “give up” if an entitlement mindset is going to be overcome

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Webinar 02/25/2014: Why, When and How to Use a Market Pay Assessment

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2/25/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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At some point, most organizations seek out market pay data to either validate how they are paying their people or to determine what they should pay certain positions. In approaching that task, many companies misunderstand the role data should play in making pay decisions and how to use it effectively. As a result, they either expect the process to tell them more than it can or they make decisions based on an incomplete assessment. Tune in to our upcoming webinar to learn the most effective way to conduct a market pay evaluation that will produce meaningful results. You will not want to miss this broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How to find the best data sources
  • What to do with market pay information once you have it
  • How much trust to put in market data and how to mitigate discrepancies for certain positions
  • How to make effective internal equity adjustments
  • How to use your market pay data to build a powerful total compensation structure
  • How a compensation philosophy statement can help you make better decisions about market pay
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Webinar 01/28/2014: Do Incentive Plans Really Work?

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1/28/2014 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Some wonder whether building incentive plans really makes a difference in the performance of employees.  Some articles and experts claim not.  If they are right, why do so many high-performing companies include both short and long-term incentive plans as part of their rewards strategy?  Tune in to learn the appropriate role of incentives in an organization and how to turn them into a more effective part of your value proposition.  You will not want to miss this broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How “value sharing” differs from paying incentives
  • Why long-term value sharing is so critical
  • How to determine which kind of incentive (value sharing) plan is right for your company
  • Why those who say “incentives don’t work” are both right and wrong
  • What it means to take a self-financing approach to incentives
  • Why it’s so important to share value only from the company’s “productivity profit”

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Webinar 12/12/2013: The Compensation of the Future: Where is Pay Headed?

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12/10/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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The pay trends of the future will very much mirror the business trends of the future. And the focus of business in the coming years will be to accelerate innovation and attract talent that would normally be inclined towards a more entrepreneurial experience. As a result, compensation planning will need to occur in a new paradigm.  Employers, employees and the public (through the eyes of the media) all have a different expectation of compensation now than they did just three or four years ago—and that distinction will only increase in the future. So, if you lead a business, you will not want to miss this broadcast about where all of this is headed.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The trends that are driving talent decisions for growth-oriented companies
  • What key performers are looking for in a financial relationship with their employers
  • What types of plans will meet the expectations of employers/shareholders, employees and the public (media)
  • How to create a value proposition that will attract the entrepreneurial talent your business will need
  • How to approach pay plans now to prepare for what will happen in the future

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Webinar 10/22/2013: Salaries and Incentives: What’s the Right Balance?

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10/22/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most business owners and CEOs today would like to move towards more incentive compensation and away from an emphasis on high salaries. The problem is, they don’t know what guidelines to follow in determining the balance between guaranteed pay and value sharing. Beyond that, they don’t know how much of the variable pay should be tied to short-term performance and how much should reward long-term results. If you find yourself grappling with similar questions, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to determine where your company “should” be relative to market pay on salaries.
  • What performance incentives should reward and how that should inform the mix of value sharing and guaranteed pay your company provides.
  • How to determine the groups that should be eligible for incentives and at what level.
  • How to strike the right balance between short-term and long-term value sharing.
  • What it means to have variable pay that is “self-financing.”

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Webinar 09/24/2013: Long-Term Incentives: Which is Right for Your Company?

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9/24/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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A primary objective of most successful privately held companies is to engender an “ownership mentality.”  Part of that mindset is to have a long-term value creation focus.  That aim usually leads business owners to wonder how to most effectively share value with the key producers who help create it. “Should I share equity?  If not, what other rewards mechanism should I use to achieve a similar end?”  If you find yourself having similar questions, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • What questions need to be answered to know what kind of plan will work best
  • The nine different types of long-term value-sharing plans and how they work
  • When it’s appropriate to share stock and when phantom equity is a better choice
  • Why long-term value-sharing is important to your company
  • Who should participate in a long-term incentive plan

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Webinar 08/27/2013: How to Measure the Success of Your Compensation Strategy

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8/27/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Success is a difficult thing to measure for most organizations when it comes to compensation issues. And because of that, they don’t know where to begin in evaluating what alterations or improvements need to be made in their pay strategy or structure. As a result, too many end up making changes that do more damage than good. If you want to avoid making that same mistake, tune into this broadcast and learn what success factors you should apply in measuring how your pay strategies are performing.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The proper role of compensation in an organization
  • What it means to build a Total Compensation Structure
  • How to determine the success of your salary grade structure, bonus plan and long-term incentive plans
  • How to evaluate whether your current pay strategy drives or hinders performance
  • What to expect compensation to help your business achieve and what you should not expect

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Webinar 08/15/2013: CPA CPE - What to do When Employees Act Entitled

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8/15/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Have your clients ever expressed this frustration? “I feel as though I’m going to lose my best people if they don’t get paid their bonus this year and if I don’t continue to guarantee increases in their salaries. I can’t just continue to guarantee significant increases in their income each year, but what can I do to hold on to them? I can’t afford to lose them.” Almost all business owners have faced this same dilemma. If this is an issue your clients face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 07/23/2013: What Does an Effective Bonus Plan Look Like?

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7/23/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most companies struggle with how to design a bonus plan that “works.” Too many have tried various approaches only to end up with either an entitlement program or an abandoned effort all together. For those who have had this experience there is hope and help—and this webinar will offer both. Tune in to learn how to balance the right metrics and measures in a bonus plan that drives results instead of creating additional compensation costs.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to stop reinventing your plan year after year (i.e., build a structure for a permanent plan)
  • Why to stop calling your bonus plan a bonus plan (we’ll tell you what to call it)
  • How to define minimum performance thresholds before any incentive is paid
  • The simple “three essentials” to any incentive plan
  • How to avoid an “all or nothing” approach to payments
  • Whether to pay awards monthly, quarterly, or annually
  • How to communicate your plan as part of a meaningful total value proposition

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Webinar 06/18/2013: How Does Compensation Impact Performance?

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6/18/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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For many companies, tying rewards to performance is good in theory but hard to achieve in practice. Intuitively, they know there should be a relationship between the two, but how great a link should they really expect to forge? What performance standards should be used and how often should they change? And how do you build a rewards structure that includes incentives but doesn’t overwhelm participants with too many confusing metrics and measures? Finally, in the end, will any of it really matter—can the company’s pay approach even impact performance?

To find out the answers to these questions and more, tune into this broadcast!

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Whether or not incentives really “work”
  • The difference between forcing and reinforcing behavior and results through pay
  • How to transform an “incentive” plan into a value-sharing plan
  • How to measure the success of your compensation strategy
  • How to strike the right balance between short-term and long-term value-sharing plans

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Webinar 05/21/2013: Compensation and Succession Planning: an Integrated Approach

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5/21/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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How long do the present owners of your business plan to stay? Is there a committed plan or are all options on the table? What impact will the transition plan have on employee commitment and confidence? Some pay plans will make a business transition easier and more productive. Discover how to integrate a company’s compensation programs in such a way as to strengthen the value shareholders may ultimately derive from the business. To find out the answers to these questions and more, you will not want to miss this webinar!

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why succession issues need to be considered when planning long-term compensation
  • How to design a long-term value-sharing plan that strengthens business continuity options
  • Why a strong business continuity plan strengthens employee confidence and performance
  • How to support business growth through compensation until a transition…and beyond
  • How to use equity and phantom equity as part of a succession strategy

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Webinar 05/16/2013: CPA CPE - The Future of Compensation: What’s Next and Why?

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5/16/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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The pay trends of the tomorrow will very much mirror the business trends of the future. And the focus of business in the coming years will be to accelerate innovation and attract talent that would normally be inclined towards a more entrepreneurial experience. As a result, compensation planning will need to occur in a new paradigm. Employers, employees and the public (through the eyes of the media) all have a different expectation of compensation now than they did just three or four years ago—and that distinction will only increase in the future.

In this “Learn and Earn” CPE Course, we will address the following key issues:

  • What trends are driving talent decisions for growth-oriented companies
  • What key performers are looking for in a financial relationship with their employers
  • What types of plans will meet the expectations of employers/shareholders, employees and the public (media)
  • How to create a value proposition that will attract the entrepreneurial talent your business will need
  • What compensation strategies will be used more in the future and which will be used less

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Webinar 04/23/2013: The Most Important Compensation Plan a Company can Have

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
4/23/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Should you focus on getting salaries at a competitive level or is it time to introduce a new incentive plan? If you’re ready to value share, should your focus be short or long-term? If long-term, which plan is right for your company? These are issues with which every organization wrestles. Is there a right or wrong answer to any of these questions? To find out, you will not want to miss this recording!

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What it means to build a “performance framework” for your business
  • Understanding the difference between sales, performance and growth incentives
  • How to determine which long-term incentive plan is right for your company
  • How to evaluate what your next compensation priority should be
  • How to evaluate your current pay strategies in light of your priorities

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Webinar 03/22/2013: Is My Company a Candidate for Phantom Stock?

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3/26/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Over the past several years, phantom stock has gained more and more attention…and increased in popularity. It can be an ideal approach for a private business that wants to share value with key contributors but doesn’t want to share real equity. That said, it’s not for everyone. This webinar will help you evaluate whether or not phantom stock makes sense for your company. If you are determined to adopt compensation plans that will help you attract and retain premier talent, you will not want to miss this webinar.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How a phantom stock plan works
  • When a company should consider implementing a phantom stock plan…and when it shouldn’t
  • How to measure the impact of phantom stock on company equity growth
  • How to avoid a bad plan and how to build a great one

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Webinar 02/26/2013: Compensation Strategies for a High Income Tax Environment

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
2/26/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Tax rates are up. Virtually no one is excluded from the impact of these increases, but your key producers are particularly vulnerable. As a result, you have a window of opportunity to institute compensation strategy changes that will not only help diffuse the impact of higher taxes for employees, but will benefit the company and its shareholders as well.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Specific pay plans that help eliminate or defer taxes for high income employees
  • Why deferred compensation is being reconsidered or re-instituted by more and more companies
  • What types of “value sharing” plans are best suited to a high income-tax environment
  • How to ensure pay strategies minimize taxes and drive business growth at the same time
  • Subtle tactics that add up to meaningful tax savings over time

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Webinar 01/22/2013: What Problem is Your Compensation Strategy Solving

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1/22/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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What Will Drive the Pay Strategies of Tomorrow?

One of the “filters” through which the effectiveness of a pay plan should be evaluated is problem solving. Every strategy should be assessed, in part, in terms of the problem it will help resolve. Too often, compensation solutions that are put in place create behaviors or outcomes that miss the target in solving key barriers a company is facing or, worse yet, create a new problem that didn’t exist before a given pay strategy was implemented.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What kinds of problems compensation should help a company solve
  • How to avoid creating negative unintended consequences with your compensation programs
  • What criteria will ensure your plan is “fair and balanced”
  • What it means to have a pay strategy that drives growth instead of inhibiting it
  • How to measure whether your compensation strategy is “successful”

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Webinar 01/17/2013: CPA CPE - What is Phantom Stock and Why Do I Keep Hearing About It?

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1/17/2013 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Can a company share value without sharing equity? The answer is yes and the solution is Phantom Stock. Twenty years ago, very few people were familiar with this concept.’ Today, there is much buzz about it especially among business owners that don’t want to share stock with employees. Many company leaders feel reluctant about giving away equity but feel equally strong that they want their key people to share in the value they help create. This webinar is being presented to help resolve that dilemma. You will not want to miss this event! The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 12/06/2012: CPA CPE - Compensation that CEOs and Shareholders Can Endorse

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12/6/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most successful companies hope to create a stewardship mindset on the part of their key people. They want those employees to think and make decisions like owners. Part of that mindset comes from a focus on long-term value creation. And compensation needs to reinforce the long-term focus by appropriately paying people for the value they help create. The question is, how do you do that? What for should long-term value sharing take and how does company leadership determine the amount to share? If this is an issue your clients face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 12/04/2012: The Future of Compensation: What's Next & Why?

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12/4/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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What Will Drive the Pay Strategies of Tomorrow?

The pay trends of the future will very much mirror the business trends of the future. And the focus of business in the coming years will be to accelerate innovation and attract talent that would normally be inclined towards a more entrepreneurial experience. As a result, compensation planning will need to occur in a new paradigm. Employers, employees and the public (through the eyes of the media) all have a different expectation of compensation now than they did just three or four years ago—and that distinction will only increase in the future. So, if you lead a business, you will not want to miss this broadcast about where all of this is headed.

  • What trends are driving talent decisions for growth-oriented companies
  • What key performers are looking for in a financial relationship with their employers
  • What types of plans will meet the expectations of employers/shareholders, employees and the public (media)
  • How to create a value proposition that will attract the entrepreneurial talent your business will need
  • What compensation strategies will be used more in the future and which will be used less

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Webinar 11/01/2012: CPA CPE -The Eight Fatal Compensation Mistakes

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11/1/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Businesses often take one step forward and three steps back when engineering compensation strategies for their workforce. Over the years, VisionLink has observed some of the most common mistakes that are made in this regard and how they can be avoided. Successfully navigating such issues can mean the difference between increased productivity and failure to meet critical key performance thresholds. If this is an issue your clients face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast! The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

In this “Learn and Earn” CPE Course, we will address the following key issues:

  • What questions should be asked before implementing any compensation strategy
  • How financial, legal and creative considerations should be properly balanced in a well-designed plan
  • How to create a focus on the company vision through the rewards strategy while building participant confidence and enthusiasm
  • How to ensure a plan is effectively managed financially and is producing an appropriate return on the company’s investment
  • How to keep the plan aligned with the evolution of the company vision and business strategy

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Webinar 10/23/2012: What is Phantom Stock and Why do I Keep Hearing About It?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
10/23/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Can I Share Company Value without Sharing Equity? The answer is yes and the solution is Phantom Stock. Twenty years ago, very few people were familiar with this concept. Today, there is much buzz about it especially among business owners that don’t want to share stock with employees. Many company leaders feel reluctant about giving away equity but feel equally strong that they want their key people to share in the value they help create. This webinar is being presented to help resolve that dilemma. Whether you have a phantom stock plan now or are just thinking about one, you will not want to miss this event!

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How a phantom stock plan works
  • The difference between phantom stock options, a “full value” phantom stock and a performance share plan
  • When a company should consider implementing a phantom stock plan
  • How to measure the impact of phantom stock on company equity growth
  • How a phantom stock plan can increase engagement and build an ownership mindset
  • The three fatal mistakes of a bad plan design
  • How to build a great plan (including a sneak peek at VisionLink’s proprietary plan design engine!)

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Webinar 09/25/2012: Compensation that Shareholders and Employees will Embrace

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9/25/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Are Owner and Employee Wealth-Building Interests Compatible? Most successful companies hope to create a stewardship mindset on the part of their key people. They want those employees to think and make decisions like owners. Part of that mindset comes from a focus on long-term value creation. And compensation needs to reinforce the long-term focus by appropriately paying people for the value they help create. The question is, how do you do that? What form should long-term value sharing take and how does company leadership determine the amount to share? If you find yourself asking similar questions, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.  

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How you can build wealth for employees while accelerating shareholder value at the same time
  • Why long-term value sharing fuels growth
  • How to share value without giving away stock
  • How an ownership mindset is nurtured and sustained
  • How to determine the kind of long-term incentive that is right for your company
  • How to measure the success of your value sharing approach

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Webinar 08/28/2012: How to Build Long-Term Value for Key Producers

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8/28/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most successful companies encourage a stewardship mindset on the part of their key people. They want those employees to think and make decisions like owners. Part of that mindset comes from a focus on long-term value creation. And compensation needs to reinforce the long-term focus by appropriately paying people for the value they help create. The question is, how do you do that? What form should long-term value sharing take and how much should be shared? If you find yourself asking similar questions, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to determine who is considered a “key producer”
  • Why long-term value sharing fuels growth
  • How to share value without giving away stock
  • How an ownership mindset is nurtured and sustained
  • How to determine the kind of long-term incentive that is right for your company
  • How to measure the success of your long-term value sharing approach

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Webinar 07/24/2012: Success Stories in Pay for Performance

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7/24/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most business leaders instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay key people and how those individuals perform, but they don’t know the best way to construct plans that reflect that philosophy. With that in mind, this month’s webinar will highlight real VisionLink clients that have adopted a pay for performance approach and had success. You’ll see what problems they faced and how they went about addressing them in their approach to compensation. If this is an issue your company deals with, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The core barriers these companies faced that were stunting their growth
  • What pay programs these companies implemented and what issues they were designed to address
  • How these companies addressed “value sharing” both short and long-term
  • What results these businesses achieved by changing their approach to compensation.

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Webinar 07/19/2012: CPA CPE - Do Incentive Plans Really Work?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/19/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Some wonder whether building incentive plans really makes a difference in the performance of employees. Many articles and experts claim not. If they are right, why do so many high performing companies include both short and long-term incentive plans as part of their rewards strategy? Tune in to learn why a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results. You will not want to miss this broadcast.

In this broadcast, you will learn more about:

  • Why those that claim incentive plans don’t impact performance miss the point
  • Why an incentive plan should mirror the growth in equity value that shareholders seek to achieve and how to create that link
  • How to determine which kind of incentive plan is “right” for your company
  • How to build long-term financial targets into an incentive plan that are simple to understand yet motivating for employees
  • How to establish different areas of focus for different employees in an incentive plan

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Webinar 06/26/2012: Creating an Ownership Mentality without Giving Away Equity

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
6/26/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

A primary objective of most successful privately held companies is to engender an “ownership mentality.” Owners need key people to become effective stewards of their vision. That aim usually leads business leaders to wonder whether or not they should be offering stock to their primary producers. And if not stock, what other rewards mechanism might be used to achieve a similar end? If you find yourself in a similar dilemma, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Which long-term value sharing plans are most effective as alternatives to stock
  • What employees really mean when they ask for equity
  • When stock should be offered to key employees in a closely held corporation
  • Why phantom stock is often a better solution than equity…for both owners and employees of a private business
  • What questions should be asked to determine the kind of value sharing that is right for your company

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Webinar 06/21/2012: CPA CPE - Compensation that Drives not Hinders Growth

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
6/21/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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How Can a Compensation Strategy Impact Growth? Chances are, your answer to that question is “I don’t really know.” Perhaps, you see its impact as neutral, at best. Success is a difficult thing to measure for most organizations when it comes to compensation issues. And because of that, they don’t know where to begin in evaluating what alterations or improvements need to be made. As a result, too many end up making changes that do more damage than good. Tune into this broadcast and learn what success factors you should apply in measuring how pay strategies are performing.

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Webinar 05/22/2012: Why Deferred Compensation is Making a Comeback

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
5/22/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Deferred Compensation never really went away, although many companies assumed it did. Some companies have shied away from these plans since the introduction of 409(A) a few years ago but many have made them a critical component of their overall rewards strategy. For businesses seeking to attract or retain key people, help high income earners properly plan for retirement, offer incentives for high producers or meet a host of other performance and productivity objectives, a deferral plan is a strategic tool that provides a solution other approaches just don’t offer. The key is to build it right, fund it prudently, market it effectively and manage it within the context of a broader rewards reinforcement strategy. Whether you have a deferral plan now or not, you will not want to miss this broadcast!

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Webinar 05/17/2012: CPA CPE - How Much is Enough Compensation?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
5/17/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Compensation is presumably your client’s biggest budget item. If it represented an investment they were making in the market, instead of their company’s human capital, your client would likely seek to build an “efficient” allocation model. They would try to squeeze as much volatility out of their portfolio as possible to create as predictable a return as possible. Compensation should be no different. At this webinar, we will show you how to find the “efficient frontier” in a rewards investment and insure your clients are not overpaying for the performance they are getting nor misallocating compensation resources in a way that is diminishing productivity. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 04/24/2012: Sales vs. Performance vs. Growth Incentives

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
4/24/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Periodically, we will receive a call from a business leader seeking our help to build a more effective incentive plan. Often, it takes a while to determine whether what is being sought is a sales plan or a broader performance-based reward. The difficulty in deciphering which kind of approach is needed stems from the fact that many businesses don’t yet know what outcome they are trying to influence through their incentive plan(s). If this is an issue you struggle with, you will not want to miss this webinar. Sign up today for this valuable presentation!

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Webinar 01/19/2012: CPA CPE - Mr. Owner, Can I Have Equity Too?

Event Details:

Date:Time:Location:Cost:
1/19/2012 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

PDF-1

Description:

A bridge most business owners must cross at some point is whether or not they are going to share equity as a means of retaining and rewarding key people. Many are not aware of the options they have in this regard. They wonder how they can create a long-term incentive that: 1) Promotes an ownership mentality; 2) Meets the financial goals of premier talent; 3) Links rewards to company performance, and; 4) Doesn’t dilute owner equity. With that in mind, The VisionLink Advisory Group invites you to watch a distinctive broadcast that will help you understand alternatives that your clients can employ to build a unified financial vision for growing their businesses, including when and how equity should be shared. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 12/06/2011: What Think Ye of Phantom Stock? Does it Work?

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12/6/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Twenty years ago very few people were familiar with the concept of ‘phantom stock.’ Today, most business owners are familiar with the term - and many have strong opinions about whether they work or not. For a plan to ‘work’ it should: (a) provide a meaningful reward for employees if the value of the company goes up over time, and (b) serve as an effective retention tool for key employees. Whether you have a phantom stock plan now or are just thinking about one, you will find value in viewing this webinar.

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Webinar 12/01/2011: CPA CPE - 5 Success Factors Every Compensation Plan Must Fulfill

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
12/1/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Does your client's pay plan drive or hinder growth? Chances are, your answer to that question is “I don’t really know.” Perhaps, they see its impact as neutral, at best. Success is a difficult thing to measure for most organizations when it comes to compensation issues. And because of that, they don’t know where to begin in evaluating what alterations or improvements need to be made. As a result, too many end up making changes that do more damage than good. Tune into this broadcast and learn what success factors your clients should apply in measuring how their pay strategies are performing. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 11/08/2011: CPA CPE - Creating Effective Metrics and Measures for an Incentive Plan

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
11/8/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

One of the steps for building a great incentive plan is to identify the indicators that will be used to determine under what circumstances an incentive will be paid and how much will be awarded. This broadcast will help you learn how a business can establish appropriate performance thresholds for their plans and to relate them to the business strategy and growth goals of the company. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 10/25/2011: The Common Denominators of Pay Dissatisfaction...and How to Fix Them

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10/25/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Often, business owners or CEOs complain that something is “out of sync” with their compensation plans. Usually, they’re looking at a specific issue (salaries, bonus plan, etc.) and have sensed something is wrong. They think employees “don’t get it” and there is tension between ownership and the workforce surrounding the issue of pay. If not corrected, this conflict can breed real animosity that leads to diluted if not diminished outcomes. If this is an issue your company struggles with, you will not want to miss this webinar.

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Webinar 09/27/2011: Sales vs. Performance vs. Growth Incentives

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
9/27/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Periodically, we will receive a call from a business leader seeking our help to build a more effective incentive plan. Often, it takes a while to determine whether what is being sought is a sales plan or a broader performance-based reward. The difficulty in deciphering which kind of approach is needed stems from the fact that many businesses don’t yet know what outcome they are trying to influence through their incentive plan(s). If this is an issue you struggle with, you will not want to miss this webinar.

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Webinar 08/16/2011: What to do When Your Employees Act Entitled

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
8/16/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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We do our best to foster a spirit of engagement and ownership but, somehow, certain employees seem to feel they’re entitled to automatic pay increases and bonuses. How do we change this mindset?” If you’re a business owner, executive or manager, perhaps you have faced this same dilemma. It’s a common issue. And there is a solution. We’ll show you how to change from an entitlement mindset to a partnership mentality. Don’t miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 07/26/2011: Pay Strategy and Business Strategy: A Co-Dependent Relationship

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/26/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses work on compensation issues in a vacuum. As a result, too often they end up paying people in a way that is at odds with the company business model. Their approach is tactical and not strategic. The danger of this methodology is that employees get one message in strategy sessions and another when their paycheck arrives. Sooner or later, the workforce pulls the company in a direction that is not aligned with the “virtuous cycles” that will fuel the company’s growth. Business leaders then look up and say, “What’s going on? Why are we not doing better?” If you have found this to be the case in your company, you won’t want to miss this broadcast.

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Webinar 07/21/2011: CPA CPE - Pay for Performance that Works in the Real World

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/21/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Most businesses instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay key people and how those individuals perform. The issue for them is how to do it. How do they construct such incentives in a way that improves execution, enhances shareholder value and creates the right sense of partnership with employees? What kind of metrics and measures should be considered and how are they balanced between company, department and individual employee performance results? If these are issues your clients deal with, you will not want to miss this CPE course. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 06/28/2011: What’s Happened to Deferred Compensation Plans?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
6/28/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Are Deferral Plans a Thing of the Past? The answer is a firm no. Although some companies have shied away from these plans since the introduction of 409(A) a few years ago, many still find deferred compensation to be a critical part their overall rewards strategy. For businesses seeking to attract or retain key people, help high income earners properly plan for retirement, offer incentives for high producers or meet a host of other performance and productivity objectives, a deferral plan is a strategic tool that provides a solution other approaches just don’t offer. The key is to build it right, fund it prudently, market it effectively and manage it within the context of a broader rewards reinforcement strategy. Whether you have a deferral plan now or not, you will not want to miss this broadcast!

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Webinar 06/16/2011: CPA CPE - How Much is Enough Compensation...or is That Even the Right Question to Ask?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
6/16/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Compensation is presumably your client's biggest budget item. If it represented an investment they were making in the market, instead of in their company’s human capital, your client would likely seek to build an “efficient” allocation model. They would try to squeeze as much volatility out of their portfolio as possible to create as predictable return as possible. Compensation should be no different. At this webinar, we will show you how to find the “efficient frontier” in a rewards investment and insure your clients are not overpaying for the performance they are getting nor misallocating compensation resources in a way that is diminishing productivity. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. 

Details>>

Webinar 05/24/2011: Do Incentive Plans Really Work?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
5/24/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Some wonder whether building incentive plans really makes a difference in the performance of employees. Some articles and experts claim not. If they are right, why do so many high performing companies include both short and long-term incentive plans as part of their rewards strategy? Tune in to learn why a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results.

Details>>

Webinar 05/19/2011: CPA CPE - 10 Steps to Building an Effective Incentive Plan

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5/19/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Sooner or later, most if not all of your clients are confronted with the prospect of creating some kind of incentive plan for their workforce—at least their key people. Many have experimented with various plan iterations and found great frustration in the process. With that in mind, May’s CPE presentation will focus on the process for developing an effective incentive plan including the steps for proper construction, how much should be allocated to short-term versus long-term, and how a business leader decides which kind of plan is right for his or her company. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 04/26/2011: Reduce Pay Costs While Increasing Productivity

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4/26/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Is it Possible to Sustain Results while Reducing the Pay Budget? That’s a leading question — no doubt about it. However, it’s really one of the core issues any business leader struggles with. It has to do with balance. How does a company make sure it is not overpaying for the productivity level it needs or hasn’t misallocated its rewards investment in a way that doesn’t drive the most productive outcomes? If a company wants to get sustained results, it needs a productive workforce. View this webinar to discover why paying more doesn’t necessarily mean getting more — and how to approach compensation in a low-cost, high payoff way.

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Webinar 03/22/2011: Does Your Compensation Strategy Drive or Hinder Growth?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
3/22/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

How Can a Compensation Strategy Impact Growth? Chances are, your answer to that question is “I don’t really know.” Perhaps, you see its impact as neutral, at best. Success is a difficult thing to measure for most organizations when it comes to compensation issues. And because of that, they don’t know where to begin in evaluating what alterations or improvements need to be made. As a result, too many end up making changes that do more damage than good. If you want to avoid making that same mistake, tune into this broadcast and learn what success factors you should apply in measuring how your pay strategies are performing.

Webinar Video:

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Webinar 02/23/2011: How to Build Long-Term Value for Key Producers

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
2/23/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

A primary objective of most successful privately held companies is to engender an “ownership mentality.” Part of that mindset is to have a long-term value creation focus. That aim usually leads business owners to wonder whether or not they should be offering stock to their key talent. And if not stock, what other rewards mechanism might be used to achieve a similar end? If you find yourself having similar questions, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 01/25/2011: The Eight Fatal Compensation Mistakes

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
1/25/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Businesses often take one step forward and three steps back when engineering compensation strategies for their workforce. Over the years, VisionLink has observed some of the most common mistakes that are made in this regard and how they can be avoided. Successfully navigating such issues can mean the difference between increased productivity and failure to meet critical key performance thresholds. If this is an issue you face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 01/11/2011: CPA CPE - Measuring the Return on a Company’s Compensation Investment

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
1/20/2011 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Knowing how to measure the return on productivity is critical for any business trying to develop a pay for performance environment. And a pay for performance culture is essential for any business seeking to achieve breakthrough growth. If you want to learn how to help your clients measure the results they are achieving through their compensation programs..and how to improve them…you will not want to miss this presentation. This is an issue every business leader should address.

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Webinar 12/07/2010: Creating an Ownership Mentality without Giving Away Equity

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
12/7/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

A primary objective of most successful privately held companies is to engender an “ownership mentality.” That aim usually leads business owners to wonder whether or not they should be offering stock to their key talent. And if not stock, what other rewards mechanism might be used to achieve a similar end? If you find yourself in a similar dilemma, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

Details>>

Webinar 12/01/2010: CPA CPE - The Eight Fatal Compensation Mistakes

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
12/1/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Businesses often take one step forward and three steps back when engineering compensation strategies for their workforce. Over the years, VisionLink has observed some of the most common mistakes that are made in this regard and how they can be avoided. Successfully navigating such issues can mean the difference between increased productivity and failure to meet critical key performance thresholds. If this is an issue your clients face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 11/04/2010: CPA CPE - Mr. Owner, Can I Have Equity Too?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
11/4/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

PDF-1

Description:

A bridge most business owners must cross at some point is whether or not they are going to share equity as a means of retaining and rewarding key people. Many are not aware of the options they have in this regard. They wonder how they can create a long-term incentive that: 1) Promotes an ownership mentality; 2) Meets the financial goals of premier talent; 3) Links rewards to company performance, and; 4) Doesn’t dilute owner equity. With that in mind, The VisionLink Advisory Group invites you to watch a distinctive broadcast that will help you understand alternatives that your clients can employ to build a unified financial vision for growing their businesses, including when and how equity should be shared.

Details>>

Webinar 11/02/2010: Do Benefits Drive or Hinder Company Growth?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
11/2/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most business leaders don’t think of benefits as a strategic issue - but they should. The effective blending of compensation and benefits into a company’s business plan can make the difference between engaged employees and a detached workforce. A strategic focus in this area can guide a company to integrated cost management and health improvement measures that enhance rather than detract from employee commitment and productivity. This webinar will help you understand why, in today’s economic and legislative environment, this issue is more important than ever - and what plans you should be making as a result.

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Webinar 09/28/2010: Pay for Performance that Works in the Real World

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
9/28/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Most businesses instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay key people and how those individuals perform. The issue for them is how to do it. How do they construct such incentives in a way that improves execution, enhances shareholder value and creates the right sense of partnership with employees? What kind of metrics and measures should be considered and how are they balanced between company, department and individual employee performance results? If these are issues your company deals with, you will not want to miss this broadcast.

Details>>

Webinar 08/24/2010: What To Do When Your Employees Act Entitled

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
8/24/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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“I feel as though I’m going to lose my best people if they don’t get paid their bonus this year and if I don’t continue to guarantee increases in their salaries. I can’t just continue to guarantee significant increases in their income each year, but what can I do to hold on to them? I can’t afford to lose them.” If you’re a business owner, executive or manager, perhaps you have faced this same dilemma. It’s a common issue. However, it is a problem with an easy solution.

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Webinar 07/27/2010: Show Me Your Company’s Pay Programs and I’ll Tell You How Your People Perform

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/27/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Is there a Link between Pay and Performance? Chances are, your answer to that question is “if there is, I haven’t seen it in my company.” Perhaps, you see pay’s impact on performance as neutral, at best. If this is the case, there are likely alignment or design issues (or both) associated with your current compensation approach that are draining the productivity of your people. There are solutions to this problem. Tune into this broadcast to learn more.

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Webinar 07/22/2010: CPA CPE - Creating Effective Metrics and Measures for an Incentive Plan

Event Details:

Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/22/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

PDF-1

Description:

One of the steps for building a great incentive plan is to identify the indicators that will be used to determine under what circumstances an incentive will be paid and how much will be awarded. This broadcast will help you learn how a business can establish appropriate performance thresholds for their plans and to relate them to the business strategy and growth goals of the company. You will not want to miss this webinar broadcast. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 06/23/2010: CPA CPE - Which Incentive Plan is Right for Your Client’s Company?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
6/23/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Your clients want to fuel growth, not just this year, but for the long-term. They have a long-term business plan for that growth, but don’t have a long-term compensation plan to match. How do they determine what kind of long-term incentive plan will help achieve those targets? When properly constructed, long-term incentive plans (LTIP) can be the means of igniting sustained performance. The issue is choosing the right one. You are cordially invited to an online event that will teach you about VisionLink’s “LTIP Decision Tree,” a unique approach to determining the appropriate incentive plan for your clients’ organizations. You will not want to miss this presentation. The course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Webinar 05/27/2010: CPA CPE - Do Incentive Plans Really Work?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
5/27/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

PDF-1

Description:

Some wonder whether building incentive plans really makes a difference in the performance of employees. Some articles and experts claim not. If they are right, why do so many high performing companies include both short and long-term incentive plans as part of their rewards strategy? Learn why a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results. This course is approximately 50 minutes long and worth 1 CPA CPE credit. Course accredited in California, Georgia and South Carolina.

Details>>

Webinar 05/25/2010: Mr. Owner, Can I Have Equity Too?

Event Details:

Date:Time:Location:Cost:
5/25/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

PDF-1

Description:

A bridge most business owners must cross at some point is whether or not they are going to share equity as a means of retaining and rewarding key people. Many are not aware of the options they have in this regard. They wonder how they can create a long-term incentive that: promotes an ownership mentality, meets the financial goals of premier talent, links rewards to company performance and doesn’t dilute owner equity. With that in mind, The VisionLink Advisory Group invites you to watch a distinctive broadcast that will help you understand the alternatives that exist for building a unified financial vision for growing the business, including when and how equity should be shared.

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Webinar 04/27/2010: Defining Your Vision and Paying for Results

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4/27/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Clarity of vision often exists in the mind of an owner or CEO….and nowhere else in the organization. Not surprisingly, those same leaders sometimes often struggle to forge appropriate links between performance and pay, and to create compensation strategies that drive key results in the organization. Linking vision, strategy, roles and expectations with rewards is difficult if that first step is not clearly defined and communicated. As a result, learning to tie Vision and Strategy building to compensation development is a key issue to get right if a company expects to grow and experience sustained success.

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Webinar 03/23/2010: Why CEOs Should Drive the Company’s Compensation Strategy

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3/23/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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VisionLink is often contacted by HR directors or managers that are frustrated. They see very clearly that significant changes need to be made in the compensation strategy/structure of the organization, but they can’t get top management--especially the CEO--to seriously engage in the process of rewards evaluation and planning. Meanwhile, that same CEO is out in front communicating vision, delineating the business plan and talking about accountability—while simultaneously wondering why the company isn’t achieving better results. In this webinar, we will help you link these interdependent issues and learn why the CEO can’t ignore compensation if a unified financial vision for growing the business is to be achieved. If you are a CEO that wants to see better results and more fully engaged employees, you will not want to miss this broadcast.

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Webinar 02/23/2010: How Shareholders Should View Compensation

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2/23/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most shareholders and “C” level leaders struggle with critical strategic issues related to compensation. For too many, “peer” comparison becomes their primary focus. Others view compensation as strictly a cost management issue. Conversely, great business leaders see compensation through the lens of strategy. The question is how? What specifically do they do and how do they engage in the process of charting an effective rewards course for the business? If you are an owner, CEO, or president (or one that serves their interests) you will not want to miss this presentation on how compensation can be used as a more effective and strategic tool in growing your business.

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Webinar 01/28/2010: CPA CPE - The Five Essentials of Pay for Performance

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1/28/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay key people and how those individuals perform. The issue for them is how to do it. How do they construct such incentives in a way that improves execution while also enhancing shareholder value? And they want to do it in a way that doesn’t commit them to payouts without related economic thresholds being achieved.

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Webinar 01/26/2010: Do Incentive Plans Really Work?

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1/26/2010 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Some wonder whether building incentive plans really makes a difference in the performance of employees. Some articles and experts claim not. If they are right, why do so many high performing companies include both short and long-term incentive plans as part of their rewards strategy? Tune in to learn why a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results. You will not want to miss this broadcast.

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Webinar 12/15/2009: CPA CPE - What is a Transforming Rewards Program and How Does My Client Get One?

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12/15/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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For too many companies, compensation continues to be an expense that is managed instead of a strategic tool that drives performance in the organization. If you have clients that are viewing compensation this way, there is typically a “Missing Structure” that is needed to move towards more of a “world-class” rewards program. Join us for this CPE discussion to understand better the steps and structure that can help your clients move towards pay programs that will transform performance rather than perpetuate an entitlement mentality.

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Webinar 11/24/2009: How Do I Get My Employees Focused on What’s Most Important to My Company’s Growth?

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11/24/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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“If only my employees thought like me. Then we could really go somewhere!” Such is the common mantra of owners, presidents and CEOs of businesses large and small. As a business leader or owner, you are constantly mindful of the economic results that need to be achieved and the key performance factors that will secure those outcomes. Getting OTHER key people in the organization to take ownership of those results is one of the critical keys to breakthrough growth. If these are issues you face, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 11/17/2009: CPA CPE - Setting the Right Salaries – Getting Beyond Market Pay Data

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11/17/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Many companies struggle to find a means of setting the right salaries for their key people. “Do we pay at market or above?” “If we pay at market, how do we attract the right people when our salaries are not higher than our competition?” And so on. While these questions are normal, they miss the point. Salaries are a part of an overall compensation investment that have to fulfill the proper role and generate a certain result. Join us for this CPE discussion to understand better the kinds of principles that should guide your clients’ use of market pay in structuring compensation.

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Webinar 10/28/2009: How Much is Enough Compensation? - or is that even the right question to ask

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10/28/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Compensation is presumably your biggest budget item. If it represented an investment you were making in the market, instead of in your bank’s human capital, you would likely seek to build an “efficient” allocation model. You would try to squeeze as much volatility out of your portfolio as possible to create as predictable return as possible. Compensation should be no different. At this webinar, we will show you how to find the “efficient frontier’ in your rewards investment and insure you are not overpaying for the performance you are getting nor misallocating your compensation resources in a way that is diminishing productivity.

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Webinar 10/27/2009: How Much is Enough Compensation? - or is that even the right question to ask

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10/27/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Compensation is presumably your biggest budget item. If it represented an investment you were making in the market, instead of in your company’s human capital, you would likely seek to build an “efficient” allocation model. You would try to squeeze as much volatility out of your portfolio as possible to create as predictable return as possible. Compensation should be no different. At this webinar, we will show you how to find the “efficient frontier’ in your rewards investment and insure you are not overpaying for the performance you are getting nor misallocating your compensation resources in a way that is diminishing productivity.

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Webinar 10/20/2009: CPA CPE - Will My Client Create Greater Wealth for Himself by Creating Greater Wealth for his Employees?

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10/20/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most business owners seek to increase the value of their business over time with the intent of one day “unlocking” that equity so they can do something else. As a result, many come to consider incentives to be a potential barrier to that growth when they should be viewed as a driver of shareholder value. When constructed properly, incentives should emerge from a pay for performance philosophy and be self financing by nature. In other words, the value paid out represents a pre-determined portion of the shareholder value that has been created. Tune in to learn how this approach can change the way compensation is viewed by your clients.

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Webinar 09/24/2009: CPA CPE - The Four Keys to Employee Retention

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9/24/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most organizations seek to build a culture of confidence that is self sustaining. That outcome depends upon the ability of a business to attract great talent and keep them properly focused. When that happens, success patterns occur and a competitive advantage emerges. So how does a company create an environment in which the passion of employees is unleashed at a high enough level that they want to stay and see the business succeed?

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Webinar 09/23/2009: What Your Employees are Not Telling You About Your Current Rewards Programs

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9/23/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Many business leaders feel as though they have a pretty good idea what their key people think and what their commitment is to the organization…until one of them leaves. In today’s environment, where a competitive advantage is an outgrowth of a culture of confidence, every CEO should understand the issues that drive employees into and out of organizations—and how to unleash their passion and improve their execution. This webinar will help you achieve just such an understanding. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 09/22/2009: What Your Employees are Not Telling You About Your Current Rewards Programs

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9/22/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Many business leaders feel as though they have a pretty good idea what their key people think and what their commitment is to the organization…until one of them leaves. In today’s environment, where a competitive advantage is an outgrowth of a culture of confidence, every CEO should understand the issues that drive employees into and out of organizations—and how to unleash their passion and improve their execution. This webinar will help you achieve just such an understanding. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 08/26/2009: I'm Paying $1 Million to My Top 5 People, What am I Getting for It?

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8/26/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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If you are a bank owner, you likely relate to the sentiment expressed in the headline above.  The figure may be bigger or smaller in your world, but the question is the same.  Knowing how to measure the return on productivity is critical for any bank trying to develop a pay for performance environment.  And a pay for performance culture is essential for any bank seeking to achieve breakthrough growth.  If you want to learn how to measure the results you are achieving through your compensation programs..and how to get more…you will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 08/25/2009: I'm Paying $1 Million to My Top 5 People, What am I Getting for It?

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8/25/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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If you are a business owner, you likely relate to the sentiment expressed in the headline above. The figure may be bigger or smaller in your world, but the question is the same. Knowing how to measure the return on productivity is critical for any business trying to develop a pay for performance environment. And a pay for performance culture is essential for any business seeking to achieve breakthrough growth. If you want to learn how to measure the results you are achieving through your compensation programs..and how to get more…you will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 08/18/2009: CPA CPE - How Does My Client Get Sustained Performance From his Key People?

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08/18/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses struggle with the issue of balance. Owners think, “I need to get maximum performance right now, but I don’t want to erode long-term profitability in the process.” Such a dilemma reveals the need for a compensation structure that supports sustained performance. For that to occur, key people need to feel compelled by the company’s future, believe it can be fulfilled, understand their contribution to that vision and find importance in its achievement because of what it will mean to them financially. This course addresses how a company accomplishes that result.

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Webinar 07/29/2009: How Do I Create a Competitive Advantage with My Compensation Programs?

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07/29/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most banks hope to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace so they can experience the breakthrough growth shareholders seek. At the heart of that competitive advantage is a culture of confidence that has been built on patterns of success and consistent execution. This month’s presentation will focus on how compensation can be used as a strategic tool to attract and retain great people and then unleash their passion towards the execution of your banks critical performance factors. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 07/28/2009: How Do I Create a Competitive Advantage with My Compensation Programs?

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07/28/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses hope to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace so they can experience the breakthrough growth shareholders seek. At the heart of that competitive advantage is a culture of confidence that has been built on patterns of success and consistent execution. This month’s presentation will focus on how compensation can be used as a strategic tool to attract and retain great people and then unleash their passion towards the execution of your companies critical performance factors. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 07/21/2009: CPA CPE - Driving Productivity and Profitability Through Deferred Compensation

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07/21/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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In this “Learn and Earn” CPE Course, you will learn more about: * Most successful, growth oriented companies choose to have a deferred compensation plan—Why? * An executive retirement plan can also be a dynamic incentive tool—How? * A deferral plan can meet compliance (409A) requirements without losing its “sizzle”—If What? * Your company can easily determine if it is ready for a deferred compensation plan—How? * Some companies implement a “pure deferral plan” instead of a SERP—When? * An executive retirement plan can become the ideal recruiting and retention tool—How? * A deferred compensation plan allows for unlimited pre-tax, participant contributions—Really? Really! * If you have a current deferral plan, you have year-end 409A deadlines to meet—What, When & Why?

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Webinar 06/24/2009: Selecting the Right Performance Measures for Your Incentive Plan

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06/24/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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In our last webinar, we discussed the steps for building a great incentive plan. One of those steps is to identify the indicators that will be used to determine under what circumstances an incentive will be paid and how much will be awarded This broadcast will help you learn how to establish appropriate performance thresholds for your plans and to relate them to the business strategy and growth goals of your bank. Whether or not you joined us last month, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 06/23/2009: Selecting the Right Performance Measures for Your Incentive Plan

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06/23/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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In our last webinar, we discussed the steps for building a great incentive plan. One of those steps is to identify the indicators that will be used to determine under what circumstances an incentive will be paid and how much will be awarded This broadcast will help you learn how to establish appropriate performance thresholds for your plans and to relate them to the business strategy and growth goals of your company. Whether or not you joined us last month, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 06/16/2009: CPA CPE - Bonus Plans that Create Additional Shareholder Value

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06/16/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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In this “Learn and Earn” CPE Course, you will learn more about: * What kind of performance metrics will deliver results * How your client can communicate their plan in a way that will generate the desired performance * How to create “line of sight” between the company vision and key employees’ focus * How to integrate an incentive plan into your client’s total rewards strategy * What makes a bonus plan an investment rather than an expense * How to reward employees for increasing shareholder value

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Webinar 05/27/2009: Long-Term Incentives; Which is Right for Your Bank?

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5/27/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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How do you determine what kind of long-term incentive plan will properly fuel your bank’s growth over the next three to five years? As you know, bank growth depends upon the sustained performance of key people in the organization. Long-term Incentive Plans (LTIP) can be the means of igniting that performance — the issue is choosing the right one. You are cordially invited to an online event that will teach you about VisionLink’s “LTIP Decision Tree”, a unique approach to determining the appropriate incentive plan for your organization.

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Webinar 05/19/2009: CPA CPE - How Can My Client’s Compensation Plan Become a Greater Competitive Advantage?

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5/19/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses hope to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace so they can experience the breakthrough growth shareholders seek. At the heart of that competitive advantage is a culture of confidence that has been built on patterns of success and consistent execution. This month’s CPE webinar will focus on how compensation can be used as a strategic tool to attract and retain great people and then unleash their passion towards the execution of your clients’ critical performance factors. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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Webinar 04/30/2009: When, Why and How to Fund an Executive Deferral Plan

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4/30/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Does your company have a plan that requires you to make payments to employees sometime in the future? If so, you will not want to miss this broadcast. If you have such an obligation—or are considering adopting such a plan—you have likely wondered whether or not you should set funds aside in anticipation of paying future benefits. Such a decision requires a careful analysis and can have an enormous impact on your financial statements. Join us to learn when, why and how to perform this kind of funding evaluation.

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Webinar 04/28/2009: Ten Steps to Building an Effective Incentive Plan

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4/28/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Building a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results. Such “inefficiencies” lead to lower productivity and squeezed profits. However, an effective process for constructing your incentive plans can ensure that appropriate performance criteria is established and the plan will appropriately reward results. If these are issues your business faces, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 03/24/2009: The Five Essentials of Pay for Performance

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3/24/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Most businesses instinctively know there should be a relationship between what they pay key people and how those individuals perform. The issue for them is how to do it. How do they construct such incentives in a way that improves execution while also enhancing shareholder value? And they want to do it in a way that doesn’t commit them to payouts without related economic thresholds being achieved.

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Webinar 02/26/2009: Five Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Company Paid Life Insurance...NOW

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2/26/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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In today’s economic climate expense savings are more important than ever. As a result, VisionLink wants to show you five ways you can cut costs this year on life insurance owned or paid for by the company. If your company pays for insurance on owners or employees, you will not want to miss this webinar.

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Webinar 02/24/2009: What Can I Do to Retain My Best People without Creating Entitlements?

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2/24/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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“I feel as though I’m going to lose my best people if they don’t get paid their bonus this year and if I don’t continue to guarantee increases in their salaries. I can’t just continue to guarantee significant increases in their income each year, but what can I do to hold on to them? I can’t afford to lose them.” If you’re a business owner, executive or manager, perhaps you have faced this same dilemma. It’s a common issue. However, it is a problem with an easy solution. If this is an issue you face, you will not want to miss thiswebinar broadcast.

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Webinar 01/29/2009: Cutting Edge Funding for Deferred Compensation and Other Executive Benefit Plans

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1/29/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Proper funding of executive benefits, especially deferred compensation, can mean the difference between a plan that costs the company money and one that produces a gain. Likewise, when funding is done effectively, the company maximizes the available assets to pay benefits and minimizes the risk of shortfalls. In today’s economic climate, these issues are more important than ever. If your company has any kind of executive benefit plan that promises a payout in the future, funded or not, you will not want to miss this event.

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Webinar 01/27/2009: How Do I Structure Compensation in Recessionary Times to Ensure Ongoing Performance

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1/27/2009 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Economic downturns can alter the course of a business for better or worse – gain or pain. However, great companies see and seize opportunities always; perhaps especially during hard times in the economy. VisionLink wants you to be among the winners in good economic times and bad. As a result, we invite you to join us for a timely broadcast about how powerful rewards strategies can help your company surge forward when the economy lags.

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Webinar 11/25/2008: Selecting the Right Performance Measures for Your Incentive Plan

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
11/25/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

In our last webinar, we discussed the steps for building a great incentive plan. One of those steps is to identify the indicators that will be used to determine under what circumstances an incentive will be paid and how much will be awarded This broadcast will help you learn how to establish appropriate performance thresholds for your plans and to relate them to the business strategy and growth goals of your company. Whether or not you joined us last month, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 10/28/2008: Ten Steps to Building a Great Incentive Plan

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
10/28/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Description:

Building a pay for performance culture requires that a business construct effective, motivating, results producing, shareholder friendly incentive plans. If it doesn’t, owner equity can be diminished because either too much or too little is being paid out relative to targeted and realized results. Such “inefficiencies” lead to lower productivity and squeezed profits. However, an effective process for constructing your incentive plans can ensure that appropriate performance criteria is established and the plan will appropriately reward results. If these are issues your business faces, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 09/23/2008: How Do I Get Sustained Performance from My Key People?

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9/23/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PDT Online Free

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In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins talks about the need to get and keep the right people “on the bus” if you want to have the breakthrough growth that great companies achieve. Those “right people” can help your organization fulfill the flywheel effect also discussed in Collin’s book; that point at which momentum has turned into sustained peak performance. If you want to learn the role that effective rewards strategies can have in helping you achieve this result in your company, you will not want to miss this webinar broadcast.

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Webinar 08/26/2008: What Can I Do to Retain My Best People without Creating Entitlements?

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8/26/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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“I feel as though I’m going to lose my best people if they don’t get paid their bonus this year and if I don’t continue to guarantee increases in their salaries. I can’t just continue to guarantee significant increases in their income each year, but what can I do to hold on to them? I can’t afford to lose them.” If you’re a business owner, executive or manager, perhaps you have faced this same dilemma. It’s a common issue. However, it is a problem with an easy solution.

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Webinar 07/22/2008: How Do I Get My Employees Focused on What’s Most Important to My Company’s Growth?

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Date:Time:Location:Cost:
7/22/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PDT Online Free

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“If only my employees thought like me. Then we could really go somewhere!” Such is the common mantra of owners, presidents and CEOs of businesses large and small. As a business leader or owner, you are constantly mindful of the economic results that need to be achieved and the key performance factors that will secure those outcomes. Getting OTHER key people in the organization to take ownership of those results is one of the critical keys to breakthrough growth. 

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Webinar 06/24/2008: Why Isn’t My Company Culture What I Envisioned...and how do I change it?

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6/24/2008 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PDT Online Free

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Cultural issues in a company are omnipresent - they are always there, whether good or bad. Successful companies learn how to shape and form a culture of confidence that becomes a self perpetuating breeding ground for attracting and retaining great talent. Join us to learn how a properly constructed total rewards program can facilitate that outcome for your organization.

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Webinar 05/20/2008: What Your Employees Are Not Telling You About Your Current Rewards Strategies

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5/20/2018 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST Online Free

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Question: Is There a Way of Involving My Key People in the Rewards Development Process without ‘Giving Away the Store’? Answer: Yes! In Fact, A Strategic Diagnostic Process Can Provide the Feedback You Need, Create Buy In Before a Plan is Even Introduced and Lead to a more Enduring and Effective Plan Design.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Most company’s incentive plans are reinvented frequently, but don’t need to be – Why?
  • Often, employees have researched competitive pay data and are convinced they are under paid – Are they wrong? How can you know?
  • Employees need to understand the total economic value of their relationship with their employer – What should that value include and how do you effectively communicate it?
  • The best talent wants to have an entrepreneurial experience within your company – they want to feel and act like an owner – So, how do you capitalize on that without diluting equity?
  • Wealth accumulation opportunities will attract people that have a long-term view of their employment relationship – So, what wealth building programs should you provide?
  • The right employee feedback can provide critical direction, shape and scope to your rewards strategies – So, what questions should be asked and who should ask them?

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    CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

    "VisionLink has helped us successfully navigate a number of complex issues regarding our rewards programs. It has dealt with all facets of these varied issues with a high degree of competence, integrity, and straight forward advice. VisionLink's experienced team has consistently delivered first class results in a timely, professional manner and has become a valued Storm partner."

    Thomas K. Grzywacz
    Storm Industries, Inc.

    "VisionLink has helped us successfully engineer a long-term incentive plan that has empowered our company to reward and retain key talent while increasing shareholder value. The knowledge, patience and deep experience of its team members helped us navigate a road that was unfamiliar to us. Ultimately, VisionLink designed a plan that met the high standards of both stockholders and key management employees. We have further engaged VisionLink to address our business succession and transition planning needs."

    Reggie Dupre'
    Dupre Logistics

    "Over the past several years, National Technical Systems has engaged VisionLink to provide insight and direction on a number of executive compensation issues, as well as a performance evaluation of our 401(k) plan. Under its direction, NTS completely revamped executive level rewards to align with our business growth objectives and the strategic plan of the company. VisionLink's insight and direction have been invaluable. NTS has achieved its growth objectives and our executives feel appropriately rewarded for their performance."

    Bill McGinnis
    National Technical Systems

    "VisionLink arrived on the scene just in time for us. We needed a new framework for our short-term and long-term incentive plans. VisionLink's modeling and forecasting process broadened our horizons and expanded our view of how to use a good incentive system to build, retain and strengthen our senior management team. We remain impressed by their expertise, professionalism and great service."

    James Keng
    Jimway, Inc.

    "Our firm has had a long-term incentive plan for over eight years but we never quite felt like it was firing on all cylinders. We hired VisionLink to re-energize our plan, and they did it! We now have a cohesive awards strategy that's fair to shareholders and valued by our employees. VisionLink's team is technically skilled and very creative. We're happy to recommend VisionLink to firms looking to upgrade their management incentive programs."

    John M
    FTO Inc.

    "Our company was like VisionLink's typical clients. We were great at sales and haphazard at how we compensated our people. VisionLink's process brings great clarity and confidence to our growth planning - and makes compensation a great growth capability."

    Dan Sullivan
    Strategic Coach ©

    "The team at VisionLink helped our company structure a long-term incentive plan that parallels the company's strategy for continued growth as a global market leader within our industry. Their approach resulted in a program that our corporate team and executives embraced on both a professional and personal basis. Through VisionLink's guidance and execution, we were able to create both a motivational tool for current team members and a recruiting device to attract future executive level associates. Well done!"

    Mark Rhoades
    Fluidmaster, Inc.

    "As a leading direct seller of scrapbook photo albums and supplies, Creative Memories has independent consultants across the country. And for over six years now, VisionLink has helped us to stay connected and administer a voluntary 409A non-qualified plan for them. VisionLink has provided support for all aspects of our plan from notification of eligibility through registration and distribution. The VisionLink support team has offered suggestions for improving processes and provided us with outstanding service year after year."

    Guy Walker
    Creative Memories North America