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Financial Planning: Good for Employees and Employers

May 11,2021 | Barbara Baksa

A recent survey from Fidelity finds that employees who include equity awards in their financial planning value the awards more than employees who don’t do this and feel more loyal to their employers.

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Should TikTok be Part of Your Stock Plan Education Strategy?

May 06,2021 | Jennifer Namazi

Social media platform TikTok is a favorite among Gen Z - what does this mean for your stock plan education strategy?

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5 Tips for Communicating with Stock Plan Participants in 2021

Mar 25,2021 | Jennifer Namazi

Studies show increases in employee disengagement. Here are 5 tips you can use in 2021 to create communications that engage your stock plan participants.

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Participant Resources for Tax Season

Feb 04,2021 | Jennifer Namazi

Tips and resources you can use to help field participant questions during tax season.

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The Value of Financial Wellness Benefits in Times of Turmoil (and Beyond)

Nov 19,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

A study by UBS Workplace Wealth Solutions provides insights into how employees perceive financial wellness programs.

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5 Trends in Stock Plan Administration Staffing and Practices

Oct 15,2020 | Barbara Baksa

Does stock plan administration have a home? This and four other trends from the NASPP/Deloitte Consulting 2020 Domestic Stock Plan Administration Survey.

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How Much Do Employees Value Their Equity Compensation?

Jul 30,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

Insights from two UBS studies on participant attitudes towards their equity awards.

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Technology Tips for Engaging Remote Participants

Jul 02,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

With workplaces operating more remotely than ever, communicating with stock plan participants finds new challenges. Explore technology tips aimed at engaging remote participants.

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5 Tips to Support Stock Plan Participants Through a Crisis

Apr 09,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

Tips to help your stock plan participants navigate through any crisis.

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Financial Wellness Programs: Why Equity Compensation Should be Included

Jan 09,2020 | Jennifer Namazi

Why companies should consider offering employees a financial wellness program that incorporates equity compensation.

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Year-End Resources for Administrators and Participants

Nov 21,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Valuable resources to help both administrators and participants navigate through year-end.

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Examining Equity Plan Participant Attitudes and Behaviors

Nov 14,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Schwab Stock Plan Services releases results of research conducted on the attitudes and behaviors of 1,000 equity compensation plan participants.

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Communication in the Multi-Generational Workforce

Oct 10,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Understanding communication preferences of different generations and exploring new modes of information sharing is key to delivering your stock plan message.

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Do ESPPs Generate Higher Levels of Participant Perceived Value?

Apr 25,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Do stock plan participants value employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) more than other types of equity awards?

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3 Tech Resources for Stock Administrators

Feb 28,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

A few tech resources freely available to stock plan administrators.

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Beneficiary Blunders: Aligning Participant Intent with Plan Technicalities

Jan 17,2019 | Jennifer Namazi

Learn about some key lessons learned in recent litigation of beneficiary designations.

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Year End Checklist: 3 Things to Add

Nov 08,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

Whether you have a year-end checklist or are just getting started with one, we offer three sometimes overlooked items to add to the list.

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Employee Education: Trends to Consider this Summer

Jun 21,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

As we transition to summer, consider current trends in enhancing your approach to stock plan participant education.

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Participant Year End Planning - Avoiding Advice, Providing Resources

Dec 07,2017 | Jennifer Namazi

Many of us in stock compensation do our best (either formally or informally) to avoid deep dive conversations with stock plan participants around “year end” logistics. Not surprisingly, this can result in a communication gap between the participant and the issuer – creating a void. Looking for ways to bridge that gap without putting on an adviser hat? I have some ideas.

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CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Reactions - Part 2

Nov 30,2017 | Jennifer Namazi

A few weeks ago, in the NASPP Blog entry "CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Communications," I wrote about planning to communicate with employees on the topic of the upcoming CEO pay ratio disclosure. Since my initial post on this subject, I've come across some helpful content that is further food for thought when contemplating a communication strategy.

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CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Reactions

Nov 02,2017 | Jennifer Namazi

There’s been much buzz around the first round of CEO Pay Ratio disclosures, to occur beginning in the upcoming proxy season. While many companies are busily preparing for the disclosure itself, attention must also be given to other important tasks that stem from the disclosure – like preparing to communicate with the media, shareholders and internal employees.

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5 Tips for Engaging Stock Plan Participants

Jan 28,2016 | Jennifer Namazi

5 Tips for Engaging Stock Plan Participants

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Cost-Basis: Five Things Your Employees Need to Know

Jan 26,2016 | Barbara Baksa

Cost-Basis: Five Things Your Employees Need to Know

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"Marketing" Your Stock Plan

Oct 08,2015 | Jennifer Namazi

"Marketing" Your Stock Plan

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It Takes a Village to Administer a Global Stock Plan

Feb 05,2015 | Jennifer Namazi

It Takes a Village to Administer a Global Stock Plan

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If We Don't Educate Them...Someone Else Will!

Jan 29,2015 | Jennifer Namazi

If We Don't Educate Them...Someone Else Will!

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Going Mobile: Portable Info for You and Your Participant

Dec 11,2014 | Jennifer Namazi

Going Mobile: Portable Info for You and Your Participant

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3 Things to Have on Your Radar (Before Year-End)

Oct 23,2014 | Jennifer Namazi

3 Things to Have on Your Radar (Before Year-End)

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Communicating to the Short Attention Span

Jul 03,2014 | Jennifer Namazi

Communicating to the Short Attention Span

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Stock Plan Litigation: Real Cases

Feb 06,2014 | Jennifer Namazi

Stock Plan Litigation: Real Cases

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Are You Riding a Communication Dinosaur?

Oct 31,2013 | Jennifer Namazi

Are You Riding a Communication Dinosaur?

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The Short Term Millionaire

Mar 29,2012 | Jennifer Namazi

The Short Term Millionaire

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ESPP Millionaires

Nov 22,2011 | Barbara Baksa

ESPP Millionaires

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