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Every organization uses its own methods of analyzing and applying salary survey results.  Different surveys are used for different purposes.  Some emphasize industry data, while others look more to geographic competitors.  Some salary surveys look closer at organizations that match their size in in terms of revenue or number of employees.  Diversity, in analyzing survey results can reflect the flexibility of the compensation manager to adjust their analysis to deal with a variety of circumstances.  Important questions to ask are; with who are we competing with for the job(s), and to where and why are we losing good employees. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Hospitality Industry Cyber-Crime Risks
If you lose your hotel key or key card, most hotels are reluctant to hand you a new one without some proof of who you are. If you called to find out which room your sister is staying, no hotel should disclose this either, even if you are family.  
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AC Casino Revenue Down Almost 13 Pct In September
Thousands of people came to Atlantic City to see Miss America last month, but not enough of them ventured into a casino to boost the gambling halls' monthly revenue. Atlantic City's casinos saw their revenue fall by nearly 13 percent in September compared with the same month last year.
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Hotel Budget Accuracy - Prosperity Equals Accuracy
Since 2001, PKF Hospitality Research, LLC (PKF-HR) has assessed the accuracy of hotel budgets. Over the past 12 years, one trend has become very predictable. During times of industry prosperity, hotel budgets are extremely accurate.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Compensation for Physician Execs Sees Slow Growth
Compensation for physician-executives increased in the past two years but at a much slower pace than five or six years ago, a survey shows. The more than 2,300 physician-executives responding to the 2013 Physician Executive Compensation Survey by Cejka Executive Search reported a median total compensation of $325,000, up 7% from $305,000 reported in the 2011 survey.
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Health Care Transforming Despite Debate

While then nation seems preoccupied by political warfare over the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid, the head of Springfield Regional Medical Center says a fundamental transformation is underway in health care that will march on regardless of the debate.

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A Job Engine Sputters As Hospitals Cut Staff
Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and inpatient visits. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
5 Key Roles for HR Managers of Tomorrow
What wlll the HR directors of tomorrow look like and what will their roles be? If we listen to theorists and academics, they might not look like much at all - in fact, they might already be extinct. 
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8 Costly Benefits Mistakes Employees Will Make During Fall Open Enrollment Season
"It seems like there are so many mistakes available, it's almost more likely that you'll make a mistake than not," says Amy Gordon, an employee benefits lawyer at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago, who helps employers sort out mistakes for employees. Here's a guide to help you through this fall's open enrollment season for the 2014 plan year. 
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How To Keep A Workforce Happy If You Can't Afford Raises
In case there was any doubt about the anecdotal evidence suggesting that wages are rising, the Labor Department's Employment Cost Index quantifies the trend as well. On July 31, it reported that not only did U.S. labor costs rise in the second quarter, but they also were higher in the prior period than previously estimated.  
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