Our team has extensive experience from both working in major companies and consulting to them. Our aim is to harness and distill that capability into approaches and techniques to help clients address people challenges speedily and affordably. Our “Resource Archive” below provides both insight to our approach and philosophy and hopefully helpful advice and all in one place!


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Our Blog

Compensation Consultant, Best compensation, Top compensation, Best consultant

The tumultuous 2020 is edging to a close and it is time to think about incentive plans for 2021. A somewhat more predictable year and one more amenable we hope to setting annual incentive objectives! Many businesses will continue to…

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Then is now. Certainly not the end and definitely not the beginning of the end but it’s in there somewhere.  Those who think the imminent reopening of their business will be the defining moment of their recovery may be surprised….

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With our partner Kieran O’Reilly, at Flintlock Consulting. The re-opening of the economy and a return to “abnormal” has naturally caused employers to think about strategic goals and executive incentives. Here’s a summary of what we have seen along with…

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With our partner Kieran O’Reilly, at Flintlock Consulting We are all in this together but only a customized approach to compensation will ensure that a sustainable organization emerges! Executive compensation models tend to focus on two things; retaining the employment of executives and incentivizing…

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From that, that shall remain nameless The Advisory Board on Demand is a service to SME CEOs without an advisory board. We comprise six former and current executives from private equity, commercial and investment banking, HR, legal, accounting, and strategy…

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Published Articles

Sustainable workforce, Re-inventing HR, HR consulting, Small Business Management Consulting

For HR to be a meaningful contributor to business strategy, it will have to evolve. Currently, the function appears to be content with waning influence, as it bears the burden of increasing compliance and process; and the longer it submits,…

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Mobility Management, Expatriate Management, Global Talent Management

Mobile employees are often used by organizations to effect international growth, to be headquarters’ “mind and management”, to transfer culture and values and conduct technical troubleshooting. However, companies have traditionally failed to invest in their mobile employees to the same…

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Executive Pay in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation, Executive Incentives, Stock Options for Mining Executives

We provide compensation advice to the mining industry and during the downturn we were encouraging clients not to undertake comparisons of pay with their peers in the industry. What would be the point? They were likely to discover that compensation…

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pay and culture, values, employee engagement

This blog is co-authored with Anna Abgaryan a consultant at The Human Well who advises clients on effective pay systems in multiple industries. Reward programs should support business strategy right? But how many organizations have we seen stray from this…

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Millennials, Millennials ad Pay, Culture and values

For those who have been away there is a significant change taking place in the workforce that you may have missed. A generational transition is underway introducing new values to the workplace creating a seismic shift in culture and the…

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