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Median and mean are useful measures of distribution that identify central values and tendencies of a data set. In a WageWatch compensation survey, median is the middle wage in a set of ranked market wages, which separates the data set in half. When an even number of wages are ranked, with no true middle value, the average of the two middle data points is the median wage. Median is also called the 50th percentile.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Hyatt Announces Major Global Initiative to Source Seafood Responsibly in Partnership with World Wildlife Fund
This is the first phase of a long-term seafood sustainability strategy in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a leading global conservation organization, to build on Hyatt's existing environmental stewardship. The partnership also focuses on enhancing the sustainability of seafood sourcing at Hyatt hotels by eliminating the procurement of highly vulnerable seafood species.
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Trump Sues Casinos to Get Conditions Fixed or Name Off
Donald Trump sued two Atlantic City casinos that he no longer operates to force their owner either to improve "appalling" conditions or remove his name in a market where gamblers are fleeing and bankruptcies are rising.
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Guest Service More Important Than Ever
Regardless of any hotel classification, nationality and geographic location, every guest seeks the hotelier's attention-the desire to be acknowledged and to be looked after. Although this seems so elementary and supposedly so easily fullfilled, proper communication presents one of the toughest challenges we are facing.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
5 Things That Make U.S. Health Care Great
Anyone from outer space reading the news and watching TV would think that the U.S. has some of the worst health care possible. The negativity appears to be pervasive. Controversy over this, outrage over that. Whether it's inadequate health outcomes, policy debate, or scandals with patient care, the stories and discussion abound.
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Something Deadlier Than Ebola, Already In Your Hospital
News of Ebola is on every network and newspaper I've read over the last few weeks, and rightfully so - the story is of great public health interest, but as I watch and read the numerous reports on the virus, I can't help but think that there's something much deadlier than Ebola affecting American hospitals everyday: medical errors.
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Is Retail Healthcare All About The Price? And Can The Hospital Compete?
With all the significant pressures providers find themselves under especially financially, the last thing hospitals and health systems  need to worry about is market disruptive innovation in the delivery of basic healthcare services that focuses on price, convenience and access.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Proposed Rulemaking For Compensation Data Collection To Be Issued By OFCCP
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the issuance of the long-awaited proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual Equal Pay Report on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
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NLRB Moves Toward New Standard to Hold Franchisors Are Joint Employers of Their Franchisees' Employees
On July 29, 2014, the General Counsel (GC) of the NLRB issued a directive to the regional offices handling charges against one such franchisor, McDonald's, stating that McDonald's could be held liable as a joint employer of the employees of its franchisees for any unfair labor practices committed.  
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How Big Data Will Change Everything About Managing Employees
It is no secret that today's employees are being driven to distraction by technology. With the beckoning ding of a new tweet, email or instant message, we may be prone to abandoning a particular task-but obvious forms of distraction are not solely to blame for competing demands on our time.
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