The Top 7 Equity Blogs of 2016

By Marisa Ruffles.  2016 was a busy year for our blog, the Certent Insider.  We packed a ton of valuable equity plan information into just 12 short months, and we gained tremendous knowledge from industry thought leaders. But don’t worry if you missed any; we’ve rounded up the most popular equity compensation blogs of 2016 right here!

Why it’s So Important to Give Your Employees a Sense of Ownership – In this guest blog, Corey Rosen, founder of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), explores the relationship between offering equity to your employees and corporate growth with hard data.

A Beginner’s Guide to Acing the CEP Exam – If you are pursuing (or thinking about pursuing) your Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation, trust me, June will come quickly! The exam is lengthy and challenging, but read this article for a few tricks that will lead you closer to those three sweet letters.

ASU 2016-09: Simple but Complex: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 – On March 30th, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09 as a part of its Simplification Initiative.  Read this blog series for information on the update including changes to accounting for income taxes, accounting for forfeitures, and minimum statutory tax withholding requirements (to avoid liability accounting treatment).

How Does Your Stock Plan Team Stack Up? – Our recent survey of more than 200 public and private companies from technology providers to healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, provided insight into how stock plan teams are spending their time, their top priorities, and their areas of strength and weakness.. See where your team falls and learn a few ideas on how you can improve the management of your equity program.

How to Maximize Participation in Your ESPP – Does your company offer an ESPP or is management considering implementing such a program?  In this post, you will learn 11 tactics to raise awareness about the plan and increase employee engagement.

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