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Raising The Stock Value of Employees

By |March 25th, 2019|

The technology world is divided about where Esops or employee stock options originated in India. Some say Infosys, the countrys secondlargest IT services firm, was the first to offer stock options to employees when it went public in 1993.

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Mercer’s Buyout Of Mettl Left 61 Of Its Employees Flush With Cash

By |February 1st, 2019|

Employees who cashed out their ESOPs have met their financial goals for the next 10-15 years. Mettl already has 25% of its business coming from overseas.Mettl's ambition has always been to become the Salesforce of the assessment world.

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Gaining Currency -ESOP

By |September 5th, 2018|

Companies of all hues, including old warhorses, are now betting on stock options to ensure employee loyalty

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ESOPs as a Reward: Cash realization is the key

By |February 5th, 2013|

The value of long term incentives as the biggest retention tool needs to be derived without much hassles, delays and uncertainities to serve its purpose well

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ESOPs Fables

By |August 1st, 2011|

Companies that have diluted 8 to 10 percent will face pressure to reduce futher dilution.

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Slump in markets, right time for ESOPs’

By |January 23rd, 2011|

The value of ESOPs can be significantly higher than a person's annual income, the investment does not require an immediate cash commitment from the company and it carries no downside risk.

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IFRS to see firm revisiting Esop offers

By |January 12th, 2011|

With the deadline for India to move towards International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) less than three months away, analysts warn that companies will have to revisit their employee stock option plans (Esops) in order to avoid cumulative losses on their profit and loss (P&L) accounts.

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Equity Compensation – Looking Beyond Legality

By |January 1st, 2011|

ESOPs can emerge as vital compensation tool to attract and retain talent if design of the program is aligned to company’s need and the plan is communicated well to employees.

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Buoyant stock market prompts cos to offer Esops to retain talented employees

By |September 25th, 2010|

According to Mr Ghate, the trend will gather steam in the coming months, as companies, where promoters hold 75-80%, could use the Esop route to dilute holding.

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The Storm in ESOPs

By |December 11th, 2008|

The stock market meltdown has hit the wallets of executives of India Inc. and even their retirement plans. Many of them are seeing the value of the stock options getting pummelled. Currently, the market price of stocks is far lower than the option price, making millions of options worthless.

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ESOPs being sweetened

By |December 9th, 2008|

The corporate world is witnessing an overhaul of employee stock option plans (ESOPs). With markets down, the old plans have lost their glitter, and companies are now looking at pricing stock options afresh or issuing fresh ones.

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How to leverage Esops for Satyam’s inclusive revival

By |November 9th, 2008|

Purely from the legal perspective, the treatment to Satyam options would depend on the nature of integration Tech Mahindra has in mind.

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ESOP Opportunities in the meltdown

By |October 19th, 2008|

Current meltdown in the stock markets has had a devastating impact on the value of stock options companies have issued to their employees. Most of the Options issued at market prices, twelve to fifteen months ago, are underwater. Needless to say, the option holders are not excited nor are the issuers viz the employers. However, given the enormous success ESOPs have met with in the last three to five years, this time no one is writing them off as a useful tool in fostering motivation, retention and attraction of talent.

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