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How To Negotiate Your Employee Stock Option Package

For tech employees, a stock option package can be the biggest part of a person’s compensation. Yet the fact is that many people really do not spend much time with negotiation — and yes, this could mean missing out on even more gains.<p>Then again, this situation should not be a surprise. Let’s face …

Tech Industry

American Airlines offers profit-sharing to employees

DALLAS (AP) — Coming off record earnings, American Airlines says it will make profit-sharing payments to employees.<p>American said Wednesday that it will share 5% of its pretax earnings with all employees, except top management, starting in early 2017 based on 2016 results. Including its …

Aviation

Powerful People React More Unethically to Incentives

Incentives are a potent tool for shaping human behavior, but they’re famously tricky to get right. New research, published in Basic and Applied Social Psychology, has uncovered an alarming wrinkle that complicates incentives even more: they may make powerful people less ethical.<p>The study, led by …

Behavioral Sciences

Tesla Referral Program Offers $1,000 Incentive to Buyer and Referrer

In the world of sales, referrals are a prized commodity because they are usually already sold on the product and are ready to buy. Tesla Motors recognizes this and is launching an extensive sales referral program where both the referrer and the buyer earn $1,000 from a sale.<p>CEO Elon Musk yesterday …

VW managers debate bonuses after diesel scandal

Volkswagen is considering whether to pay top managers millions of euros in bonuses as the company reels from its diesel emissions scandal. CEO …