As a growing business, one of the most important things you do each day is identify people who will help you take your business where you want it to go. Recruiting in this job market is challenging and applicants have many options.  Learning as much as you can about their …

After months of looking you think you have found the perfect executive opportunity. The company is young, but not too young, well financed, and fast growing with several large customers. At least this is the impression you get from your recruiter and several of the interviews you have at the …

One thing common to all companies from start up to Fortune 500 is that they have (or will) have employees. But, the myriad of federal, state, and local laws relating to employees together with recommended human relations policies could easily drown a start up. This “HR Lifecycle” outlines a generic …

One of the seemingly simplest processes in the workplace can prove to be a thorny problem. Most companies ask for a great deal of information at the beginning of an employment relationship. But unless they have a valid reason for requesting the information, requesting and/or retaining that information can form …

Since the late 1990s, executive compensation practices in technology companies have changed in response to a number of factors. First, the economy has transitioned from the end of “The Bubble,” through a severe recession, and now into a nascent recovery. During this period, there was also the Enron scandal, followed …

Technology companies are utilizing new option strategies to deal with the economic and stock market realities that have developed over the past year. Many, if not most, technology companies are struggling with flagging stock prices and “underwater” stock options (i.e., the company’s stock is currently worth less than the strike …