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Can DEI Initiatives Bring Litigation Risks?

Companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts are front page news.  Institutional investors are vocal about the importance of diversity in a company’s workforce, particularly on its management team, as well as on the board of directors. Human capital management practices were the focus of recent disclosure requirements issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2020 (which the SEC has indicated may be enhanced in the near future). And some companies are beginning to tie executive incentive compensation to DEI or other human capital metrics.

Robin Melman is a partner at Baker Botts LLP.

Going Beyond the Surface: The Strategic Human Capital Management Opportunity for Boards

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Three questions to deepen the conversation around HCM.
 

Blair Jones managing director at Semler Brossy.

Top 5 Compensation Committee Priorities for 2022

In the second half of 2021, the market for talent at almost all levels of the organization was red hot, with increased levels of turnover and challenges in attracting new staff. Companies across most industries have been faced with significant employee retention challenges, putting upward pressure on compensation levels. Another new factor in 2021 was the reemergence of inflation as an economic concern, with annualized rates of inflation of 6.2% in October and 6.8% in December. If this level of inflation continues into 2022, companies may be under additional pressure to increase pay.

How boards of directors can mitigate 3 pressing risks entering 2022

What boards of directors can do to mitigate risks involving cybersecurity, talent recruitment and retention, and compliance as the calendar flips to 2022.

Risks to businesses are evolving so fluidly that the list is never finite. But a snapshot of the risk landscape, especially at the start of a new year, can at least help boards of directors remain vigilant and organized in their oversight.


John Brackett is the national risk consulting leader at RSM US LLP

RSM US Middle Market Business Index

A new Middle Market Business Index special report from RSM US LLP states that the growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues has reached an inflection point in the middle market, even in the face of the dramatic economic fluctuations of the last year and a half. Stakeholders’ increased focus on ESG will continue to present immense business opportunities for organizations that position themselves to adapt to these shifting priorities.