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The question of whether or not to share salary grades and ranges with employees continues to be debated.  Some companies provide their salary structure to all employees, some provide portions of the structure on a need to know basis, while others hold the information in the strictest of confidence.  Non-disclosure of salary ranges can create confusion and even suspicion and distrust among employees.  Alternatively, companies that share information about pay ranges tend to have more committed employees and higher retention rates.  Salary Ranges are also an effective tool for recruitment.   

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Future Travel: Hot Technology Will Change Your Hotel Stay
The way we travel is changing. And hotels are upping the ante, with technology that's as forward-thinking as your favorite airline -- and, in some cases, your favorite video game.
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A Bird in the Hand...3 Ethics Rules that Earn Revenue
Ethical dilemmas directly involve revenue, and making ethical choices seems to result in loss of revenue. However, looking at 'big picture' ethics, the reputation you build making ethical choices results in solid, long-term revenue. Reputation is everything in hospitality. 
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Will CEE & CIS Hospitality Industry Find Profit in Turning Green?
Sustainabiltity has become the pressing issues over the last decade, reaching the top on the priority list of the senior management of the hospitality companies. It is indeed paramount that the hotel executives have real knowledge and understanding of how sustainable management systems can be implemented in order to protect the environment and communities but at the same time not only maintaining but improving the bottom line.
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Casinos Weigh Compliance vs. Customer Service in FinCEN Crackdown
US casinos are balking at the news that they could soon be required to divulge the sources of their high-rollers' gambling bankrolls. The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is expected to announce that American casinos will soon be brought in line with banks and other businesses to comply with Title 31 of the Bank Secrecy Act  
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Historic Release Of Data Gives Consumers Unprecedented Transparency On The Medical Services
Today, as part of the Obama administration's work to make our health care system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of new, privacy-protected data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals. 
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Referrals Management: 5 Steps to Increasing Patient Retention
Keeping patients within the care network, where appropriate for the patient, allows for more proactive care coordination and better monitoring of care quality, both of which can help reduce unnecessary and costly care. However, keeping patients within the prescribed network is easier said than done.
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Can Narrow Networks Increase Health Care Quality?
American consumers value the freedom to comparison shop. We like to survey a variety of options and select "the one" that what we really want. If we want triple-ply, select-a-size paper towels with a blue shepherdess imprinted on them, then we expect to be able to find them in aisle 9. Deny us options and we'll take our business elsewhere.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
House Supports Minimum Wage Increase
Legislation raising the Massachusetts minimum wage from $8 to $10.50 by July 1, 2016 cleared the House on a 123-24 vote Wednesday night, putting both branches on record in favor of a major increase in pay rates for low-income workers.
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A Brilliant Management Insight Helps Chipotle Retain Its Best Employees
When now co-CEO Monty Moran was surveying Chipotle's 1,500 restaurants, he found a fascinating consistency: the best-performing ones all had a manager who had come up from the crew level.
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Bay Area Employers Must Offer Commuter Benefits By September 30
On March 26, 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Air Quality Management District (the "District") announced the launch of the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program, a joint pilot program that requires all employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area to offer employees commuter benefits by September 30, 2014.
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Employees Expect More Merit, Bonus Pay
Employers may still be pinching pennies and scanning the horizon for the signs of the next recession. But employees are feeling good about the economy and - guess what? - they want more money.
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