Founded in Austin in 2005, Bazaarvoice has grown to over 550 employees, and has been on the list of Best Places to Work in Austin since 2007. CEO Brett Hurt talks about the importance of hiring the right people, not just for the position, but for the overall corporate culture.
Texas CEO Magazine, in conjunction with Austin company RFG, an employee engagement advisory firm, conducted a CEO roundtable with companies that are consistently voted as the best places to work in the Austin area and are trying new top-down initiatives designed to keep employees engaged, develop better leaders and increase retention rates.
But the business community is often outflanked on major public policy issues, at least in terms of communicating with the public. Corporate America is a big target and often seems content to keep its head down and not fire back.
In 2010, CEOs face the third round of regulatory changes in six years. Some of these changes are subtle, but not insignificant. Others are moderate and have the potential to be far reaching. Each year, Pearl Meyer & Partners catalogues the top ten executive compensation issues for CEOs and Boards.