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Pay for performance plans are a pay strategy where evaluations of individual and/or organizational performance have significant influence on the amount of pay increases or bonuses given to each employee.  When properly designed, pay for performance plans can be effective in aligning employee's behavior with company goals and therefore benefit both the employees and the business.  Proponents of pay for performance plans believe they help attract and retain better employees and motivate improved performance.  

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Investment in Training Affects Hospitality Industry's Bottom Line
"We've known for years that investing in training is a worthwhile expenditure in the hospitality industry. It helps companies reduce turnover, foster a stronger, more skilled workforce, and provide a better customer experience. Now we have yet another report that backs up this essential premise in our industry,"
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Battles Over Hospitality Wages May Turn On Technicalities
Sideswiped by a pair of minimum wage hikes in New York City and Los Angeles, hotel and restaurant groups are gearing up for legal fights on both coasts. But the groups face uphill battles, and any successes will hinge on challenging technicalities in the city processes that approved the hikes, attorneys say.
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Groundbreaking New Research Reveals Impressive Magnitude of U.S. Casino Gaming Industry
For the first time ever, a new study conducted by Oxford Economics examines the broad economic impact the gaming industry as a whole has on the U.S. economy. The American Gaming Association released the first-of-its-kind study, which measures the economic impact of every facet of the casino gaming industry-commercial casinos and manufacturers and Native American casinos
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Top Stories: Healthcare
The Tension Between Mobile Apps And Health Care
I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day.  I honestly don't remember the company or product, but what stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months.
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How to Conduct Healthcare Surveys
Did you know that two-thirds of senior-level healthcare professionals say they send patient satisfaction surveys to get feedback? And 86% of patients who receive feedback surveys are happy to take them? But that's not all. According to our research, healthcare professionals use surveys to improve many aspects of their medical organization, from measuring employee engagement to diagnosing their patient safety culture.
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Ebola: 5 Things Nurses Say The Texas Hospital Got Wrong
A nurses' union is sounding the alarm about the lack of safety protocols at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas after two nurses there apparently contracted Ebola from a patient who later died of the virus.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits For Some Part-Timers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

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Wellness Programs Get a Health Check
Employer wellness programs, designed to motivate employees to get in shape and address medical and lifestyle issues, have proliferated in recent years as bosses look for new ways to manage health-care costs. Nearly every major employer has some sort of initiative, many of which reward workers for their participation with discounts on insurance premiums or extra cash in their reimbursement accounts. 
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The Midterms: Four Red States To Consider Higher Minimum Wages
With midterm elections just one month away, businesses owners have plenty of worries including rising health-care costs and regulations. But one issue in particular looms large: the minimum wage.
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