Archives: September 2009

Even Most Directors Think CEO Pay is Too High

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 30

File this one under "ironic research studies" of the recession. A majority of directors--the people who actually make decisions about CEO pay packages--believe CEO pay packages need trimming. In a...

Glaxo Retreats From Medical Ed

Posted by: Arlene Weintraub on September 22

On September 21, drug giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a major overhaul of its policies for funding the continuing medical education (CME) courses that doctors must take to maintain their licenses....

Job Prospects for Tech, Finance Pros Looking (Somewhat) Better

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on September 22

Scot Melland, CEO of Dice Holdings, the parent of tech-focused job site Dice.com, came by our offices this morning to discuss the job market. The takeaway? Things are less bad,...

Little Hope for Job Hunters

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on September 16

When Duke University came out with its regular CFO survey today, there was some good news: those of the sharp pencils and spread sheets are growing more optimistic about the...

Toys 'R' Us Pop Up in Malls this Holiday Season

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 15

Eighty shopping malls will be getting temporary tenants as a present this holiday season. Retailer Toys 'R' Us is setting up the "pop-up stores," it announced Sept. 15, along with...

A Message to Managers: Be Positive-- Or Else!

Posted by: Emily Thornton on September 14

When business is going badly, it's difficult to find positive things to talk about with your employees. But research conducted by Thomas O. Davenport, a principal at the human resource...

CFOs Building Business in Bad Times

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on September 11

While much of the blame for the economic downturn has landed on the shoulders of corporate CEOs, the melt down has raised the profile, and value of their corner suite-mate...

Executive Pay Overshadows Pensions, the Details

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on September 02

More details are out on which companies spent more in 2008 on executive stock grants than on employee pensions, and other important expenses. The study in The Analyst's Accounting Observer...

CEOs Get Their Stock Grants, Workers' Pensions Lag

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on September 01

A recent study of the S&P 500 shows that companies with employee pension plans put less into funding those promises than they did into management's stock grants and options. That's...

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