We are ten years on from the Financial Crisis and I’m sure many readers of this article will think of the television pictures of the Lehman Brothers‘ bankers clearing their desks into cardboard boxes and leaving their building on 14 September 2008. That was one of the immediate physical manifestations of the crisis that had started in 2007 and whose root cause were the losses in the US sub-prime crisis (see “The Big Short” movie for a full explanation of it). But what exactly is the legacy of the Financial Crisis? It is tempting to answer, like others have done to past revolutions, that it’s too early to tell…
For those who have been away there is a momentous change taking place in the workforce that you may have missed. A generational transition is introducing new values to the workplace, creating a seismic shift in culture and the way in which employers are interacting with their employees.
In June 2010, Benefits & Compensation International published an article by Ms. Le Men-Tenailleau on variable compensation for bankers. It focused on the employment and tax law aspects of the regulations issued by the French government in 2009 and 2010, following the Pittsburgh G20 summit of September 2009.