How To Make the Most of Your Location Strategy

Location strategy is top of mind for financial services firms as a means for both tapping into high quality talent pools and cost effectiveness. With today's rapid changes in technology, tight labor markets, and economic uncertainty, periodically reassessing where your staff is located is a beneficial practice to adopt for your business. This infographic takes a closer look at optimal locations for in-demand talent, and discusses key factors to consider for a successful location strategy.

Published: August 2019
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How Can Banks Compare their Risk & Compliance Cost Base to the Market?

How can banks understand the industry landscape to allow them to assess their own risk and compliance cost base and strategy? This infographic reveals interesting trends across the banking industry.

Published: June 2019
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Is Your Audit Function Keeping Pace with the Market?

In this infographic, we walk through recent trends for the audit function in universal banks and discuss how to measure and interrogate your audit function performance data.

Published: May 2019
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Preparing for the Proxy Season

In this infographic, we walk through a checklist of items for the 2019 proxy season to respond to this year's key policy changes with ISS and Glass Lewis.

Published: February 2019
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ISS vs. Glass Lewis: Understanding Both Points of View

In this infographic, we explore how ISS and Glass Lewis are approaching voting recommendations, pay
for performance and problematic pay practices policy application, as well as gender diversity on boards for the 2019 proxy season.

Published: February 2019
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Five Ways to Use your Compensation Survey Results

Compensation surveys enable teams to work smarter, providing access to data with deep insights and answers about pay requirements in specific locations. This data is key to identify cross-industry pay differentials and trends for specific jobs, all while ensuring that your valuable talent with cross-sector experience is being rewarded competitively. Our infographic outlines the best ways to leverage your compensation market data.

Published: December 2018
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Are You Capitalizing on Prime Services Market Growth?

Prime services has been the fastest growing area of global markets since 2013, experiencing a 29% revenue increase between 2013 and 2017. However, our data shows that U.S. firms are the primary beneficiary, capturing market share from European firms—a recurrent theme across most products since the global financial crisis.

Published: November 2018
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Five Quick Tips for Tackling Compensation Governance in Today’s Economy

As regulatory changes continue to evolve, it is important to stay diligent and ensure your firm has the right structure and framework in place. Our infographic outlines five tips that can help.

Published: October 2018
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A Checklist for Fall Comp Planning

It is officially fall, which means it is time to think about compensation planning and getting ready for next year's compensation cycle. We've prepared a reference guide for your compensation planning.

Published: October 2018
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Forces to Watch for Financial Services Firms Across the Globe

We are in an age of major global transformation for financial services. Technology disruption is happening all around us, forcing traditional establishments to innovate, re-think old tactics, and adapt to the ever-shifting digital world. In this current state of change, there are many new challenges that financial services firms must face head on, while contending with political and social unrest, economic fluctuation, and strong regulatory standards.

From global expansion to new reward structures, client experiences, and entirely new sectors, this infographic explores the top trends affecting financial services firms across the globe.

Published: August 2018
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What's Trending in Major Financial Services Hubs Across the Globe?

The influence of evolving technology in financial services is changing industry landscapes and long-lasting practices across the globe. Certain economies and companies are finding it easier to adapt to the moving industry and to new regulations. For some countries, the challenge is creating a deep-enough pool of skilled workers to meet demand. For others, it’s a matter of cutting redtape to encourage new businesses, or embracing new industries and business models.

We take a closer look at trends in employment, pay, talent, and regulation that are impacting financial services firms around the world.

Published: August 2018
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Large or Small–A Well Thought Out Rewards Program Never Goes Out of Style

Classic broad based compensation is enjoying a renaissance. We expect new approaches and automation to elevate its historically foundational components to a new level of impact. Workforce expectations continue to evolve. With more contractors, conditional workers, and alternative work arrangements as a part of organizational restructuring, the foundation of knowing what roles are, what accountability roles have, how to set goals and measure performance, and how to reward achievement of goals will become even more valuable.

Published: June 2018
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Are You Creating a High Performance Culture at Your Firm?

Think twice before scrapping performance management at your firm. Rather, ensure that it delivers on its promise. Employees are attracted to firms that recognize their contributions and managers need to be held accountable for managing performance for their teams. This infographic examines stats on performance management in financial services and practical steps for improvement.

Published: May 2018
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Are You Hiring the Best Talent for Your Firm?

Attracting the best performers and getting it right the first time is a top human capital priority across the industry. A consistent set of tools is critical to ensure that the talent coming through your doors is aligned to your firm's unique needs and culture. This infographic examines the impact of poor hiring and how to get it right.

Published: March 2018
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Elevate People Performance in Financial Services

It's no secret that times have changed for the financial services industry. When times were good, soaring revenue and profits covered up human capital challenges and issues lurking beneath the surface. Today, firms are emerging from the human capital bubble and need to position themselves to select, engage, and develop their most critical resource - people. In our latest infographic, get key insights and actionable tips your firm needs to rise above.

Published: November 2017
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Engage Your Employees at Regional and Community Banks

The most successful banks know it takes engaged employees to deliver great results. It's not just about having the best lending rates or branch locations - it's about the people. Talent drives the performance of your bank more than any other investment you make. From competing with Fintech firms to the evolving role of branch personnel, having the best and most motivated people has never been more important.

Published: August 2017
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The Path to Financial Advisor Success

With rising pressure to grow profit margins, continuous improvement within the ranks of financial advisors has never been more important. But, what are the key building blocks and tools proven to drive financial advisor success? This week we explore and share with you ways in which implementation of a performance improvement strategy can make a BIG difference, how market intelligence sets the foundation, and ways to build an action plan for performance improvement.

Navigating the pressures of the industry is not an easy task. However, the effort and time is worth it. Firms that utilize a continuous process for improvement tend to outperform those that don’t.  Here, we’ll show you how:

Published: May 2017
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