On a regular basis, we hold webinars on equity plan topics. Below is a list of upcoming topics. After a webinar has run, we post a link to the recorded webinar here. Click on the webinar title to view the recording.
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Previously recorded topics
401(k) and ESPP Mythbusters: Myths, Realities and Actionable Ideas
If your company is considering introducing an ESPP to your total rewards program, don’t be mistaken—these plans do work well together. Many companies offer both 401(k) and ESPP programs. If yours does or you are considering introducing an ESPP, participation in one plan should really have no bearing on participation in the other. Strengthen your understanding of this frequently misunderstood topic by learning just how many 401(k) and ESPP assumptions are wrong.
Integrating Financial Wellness into Your Total Rewards
Financial well-being is more relevant for workers today than ever before. Skyrocketing unemployment and an uncertain recovery time for the economy means workers everywhere are stressed about their financial fitness. This session will explore what companies are doing today to address financial well-being through their compensation and benefit offerings. Based on results from the financial well-being survey undertaken by WorldatWork and Computershare, discover what measures your fellow Total Rewards professionals are taking to implement effective wellness programs that engage employees, how ROI is measured on these benefits, and the innovative things companies are doing to help with poor financial literacy.
How to Establish an ESPP
If you’re considering offering an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) at your company, or if you’re in the early stages of researching one, don’t miss this two-part webinar series on how to establish an ESPP. These webinars will act as a primer on what you need to know to navigate the process for bringing an ESPP to your company.
Part 1: Design, Budget and Approvals
In part one, you’ll hear from experts at Computershare on the initial steps it takes to get an ESPP up and running, including determining the right design, setting a budget, and getting both internal stakeholder and external shareholder approval for the plan.
Part 2: Implement, Administer and Communicate
In the second part of this two-part series, Computershare’s experts go through what is involved with implementing your ESPP, administration considerations, and how best to communicate your plan to eligible employees.
Keeping Your Share Pool Clean in a Messy Economy
With stock prices hovering far below the levels of early 2020, equity award granting has suddenly become much more dilutive. Companies that planned to request additional shares in 2021 may need to do so much sooner—and with greater difficulty as their fundamentals deteriorate. In this webcast, discover share pool conservation and management strategies you can implement immediately.
When Share Plans Meet Legal: Compliance Lessons to Make your Life Easier
Maintaining a compliant stock plan is a requirement for all issuers, so how do you effectively navigate all the tax forms, awards and leaving processes? Join us for an informative webinar session with White & Case as we discuss the administration basics, common errors and consequences, and tips and actions to help you administer your plan.
Effective Stock Plan Strategies that Impact Organizational, Strategic and Financial Outcomes
An employee stock purchase plan can be an effective benefit to offer your employees, if you employ the right strategies. Join us for this informative webinar to see research conducted at Rutgers Institute for Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing on proven share plan strategies that have shown to positively impact employee, strategic and organizational outcomes.
Lessons Learned from a Global Share Plan Rollout
Implementing a global share plan can be a fantastic way to unite employee bases. Taking the time to understand how the decisions made from the top can snowball through the plan design and into its delivery, could make a huge difference to a successful execution. Join our webinar as our experts share the lessons they've learned as they’ve assisted organizations to rollout share plans on a global scale.
Don’t Go MAD: Lessons from the trenches on Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
Change can be positive, but it is also often disruptive. Losing effective members of your management is one of those potential disruptions. The employee equity plans you offer can help. Join our webinar as our experts share the lessons they’ve learned about using equity incentives to help buy, sell or retain, a management team through a merger, acquisition or divestiture.
Measuring the Impact of Employee Equity Plans on Employee Engagement
Join this exciting look into measuring the impact of employee share plans on employee engagement. This panel will introduce the concepts surrounding employee engagement—from discussing how engagement can be classified to defining and measuring engagement, and with your participation, this session will take a deeper dive into what engagement should mean to you and your organization. Attendees will be asked to consider and discuss the role share-based awards play in effective employee engagement and will learn how engagement measures differ for broad-based to discretionary plans, how share plan awards can have a negative impact on engagement, how removing a share plan can affect employee engagement, and how employee equity plans can really unite a business.
Dealing with Equity Awards when Employment Status Changes
Employment status may change at any time for a variety of reasons, including death, disability, retirement, leave of absence, transfer between entities, corporate restructuring or a change in control transaction. The panelists will explain how such changes can affect the taxation of equity awards and/or raise new or challenging regulatory compliance issues and provide real-world examples of different approaches companies take when dealing with changes in employment status and the advantages and disadvantages each.
Common Conflicts Between Tax Technical Accuracy and Practical Efficiency
Tax laws are rarely written in a cut-and-dry manner, with many purposefully left open to interpretation. As such, when it comes to designing and executing equity plans, technical accuracy and practical application often clash. This session looks at this conflict as it applies to equity plans and the tax laws of several different countries. You'll get real-world examples and see the choices made on equity plans from a corporate issuer, tax advisor and payroll perspective.
More than Half the Story: Why Fractional Shares Matter
Buying fractional shares—less than one share of company stock—under an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is not a new concept, but hasn’t been widely used in practice yet, partly because companies simply aren’t aware of the tremendous value that fractional shares can offer. With stock purchase programs going through a new era of appreciation and plenty of employees out there who want to participate in these plans, now is the perfect time to consider introducing fractional share purchases into your program. Find out why in this webcast.
From “Ordinary” to “Extraordinary”: Solving Your Participant Communications Challenges
Conventional ways often lead to conventional results—if you want to achieve different (better) results with your participant communications, you’ll need to think about new ways of communicating / ways to communicate differently. This session will cast a critical eye on the old and examine the opportunities for “different” with your participant communications. Panelists will provide examples and exchange ideas on the very best ways to get your participants attention immediately. From communicating change, to nurturing culture; from improving awareness to driving behavioral shifts, this session has it all and will guide organizations of all shapes, sizes and sectors to boost the impact of their internal communications. Leave with new ideas you’re excited about.
Don't Let Manual Process Drain Your Productivity
One of the single most beneficial things you can do for your department is to create scalable efficiencies for common processes to support your world-wide stock plans. From creating year-to-date multi-jurisdictional tax imports to managing more complex projects like payroll contributions for a global ESPP program to identifying mobile transactions for flagging for securing tax settlement/payroll reporting and withholding, these tasks take time and are prone to human error. If manual processes are draining your productivity, this session is for you! Join in to learn how to free up time, valuable talent and operating costs.
Offering stock plans in Europe: A new opportunity
The European Prospectus Directive (EUPD) has historically been a barrier to non-European companies offering their stock plans in Europe. In July 2019, the EUPD was replaced by new regulation which allows non-European companies to rely on the employee share plan exemption. There is no longer a requirement to produce a lengthy and costly prospectus. In light of this good news, now is the time to revisit your share offering in Europe. Join us for a discussion of the key changes and what this means in practice.
Ready or Not, Here Comes the Global Audit
Join us for some practical tips for global stock plan administrators when prepping for the annual audit. Expert speakers will review why SOX continues to be important and help you identify key controls that every company should be employing. Gain insight on how to effectively work with internal and external auditors, avoid some pitfalls, and solve for potential challenges.
Equity Compensation in Corporate Actions
Nothing can be more disruptive to an outstanding grant than a corporate action, such as an M&A or a spin-off. Making sure each person's grant gets through the event with the proper revaluation is a complicated task at best. Join us for this informative webinar and what you need to know to successfully navigate your company's equity plans through a corporate action.
On the Go With Mobility Compliance
Whether starting from scratch or enhancing an existing mobility compliance program, this webcast will provide you with the most important related considerations that should be top of mind at your company. Get tips for managing your mobile workforce, hear the latest trends in mobility compliance and tax audit activity, and get best practices examples from the front line. Don’t let the quest to meet business needs quickly overshadow the importance of implementing or taking care of your own mobility compliance program.
Is Your Equity Plan Effective?
Join Carine Schneider from Nua Group and Carmen Anderson from Computershare as they walk you through the steps to determine how effective your equity plans really are, including understanding the basic information needed to analyze your stock option, RSU and ESPP plans, and how to prepare your analysis for management.
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