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Effective salary structures provide a framework for administering compensation programs and ensure that pay levels are both externally competitive and internally equitable.   Many design elements of salary structures are standard and common practice.  But some elements may vary depending upon company size, complexity or industry and types of jobs.  Most companies use market-pricing with current salary survey data for benchmark jobs to create and adjust salary structures. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
5 Reasons NOT To Follow Your Competitors' Prices
Another misconception that is still prevalent among hotels of all sizes and star ratings is that in order to be priced accurately, one needs to follow their competitors' rates. Unfortunately, this point of view is also shared by large hotel management companies, hotel chains and even some Revenue Management companies.
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Hotel Operators Cope With Labor Shortages
The hotel industry is hiring, but despite lingering high unemployment in many markets, it's not always easy for operators to find and retain top-notch employees, sources said. 
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Hilton Pilot Program Offers Free Hotel Nights To Veterans Looking For Jobs
Veterans looking for work or attending job interviews away from home may now be eligible for up to three free nights at a Hilton hotel, under a pilot program announced today in Minneapolis.
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Casino Magnate Adelson Adds Ex-Congressman To His Team Of Lobbyists

Former Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) is lobbying for Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson on legislation that would ban online gambling, according to federal records.

 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Healthcare Needs Operating Systems Not 'Whack-A-Mole' Management
We've had many remarkable leaders in American healthcare, but, on average, we still get unremarkable results. The answer is simple (but not easy): Leadership needs to be less about charisma and style, and more about creating managerial systems--what I call operating systems--that standardize excellence. 
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Intersection Of Technology And Health Care Improves Patient Care
The health care industry is shifting its focus from volume to value, rewarding health care providers who offer higher quality, more efficient care. 
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5 Recent Legislative Developments Affecting the Healthcare Industry
The following is a roundup of legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry that have been reported in the last 30 days.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Separate Companies, Joint Employers?
According to attorney G. Roger King, senior labor employment counsel for the HR Policy Association in Washington, and counsel for the JonesDay law firm, changing the decades-long standards regarding joint-employer status is a very significant issue that will impact the majority of employers.
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Personality Diversity is the Fuel for Rich Innovation
If you ask just about any company president or a human resources professional, they will tell you that hiring creative and innovative thinkers is highly desired. However, merely amassing bright people won't guarantee they'll generate anything interesting. To unlock their innovation potential, you must understand how personality type affects how a person contributes to these processes.
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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback
There's a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone's work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid. 
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