Culture Change Fuels the Wall Street Brain Drain

So-called “brain drains,” or mass exoduses of talent from one place to another, are a common occurrence in business, and are usually driven by more competitive salaries and benefits on the other side. However the brain drain currently being experienced on Wall Street is unlike any other – the top minds exiting the financial field […]

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Limited Tenure: DARPA’s Unique Approach to Turnover

Some companies go to extraordinary lengths to stay ahead of employee turnover. Zappos has a “pay to quit” policy that offers employees cash to walk away early if they feel the job’s not for them. Several restaurants have experimented with eliminating tips in exchange for higher wages to keep employees engaged. But probably the most […]

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Keeping Employee Engagement Up During Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2015, companies spent a record-setting $2 trillion on acquisitions, a majority of it in the technology, healthcare, insurance, and banking industries. In 2016 we’ve already seen two market-shaking deals go through: Charter Communications’ $55bn takeover of Time Warner Cable and Comcast’s recent $3.8bn purchase of DreamWorks Animation. 2015 was notable for the DuPont-Dow Chemicals […]

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