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Without established salary ranges and salary structure, setting a salary can be like spinning the roulette wheel.  Most companies have salary offer guidelines based on competitor market data and established salary ranges for positions.  Ideally, you will have these established tools and practices in place before you have to make a salary offer.  Salary scales are a valuable tool in recruiting and hiring new employees as well as providing baseline amounts in making salary adjustments for existing employees. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Examining The ADR Conundrum In NYC
New York City is facing a mystery: ADR growth lags while occupancy and demand are strong. What's the deal? An analysis from STR breaks it down. 
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5 Ways To Maximize Your Hotel's Reputation
While according to a study from Lodging Interactive, 56% of hoteliers respond to reviews posted on TripAdvisor and 17% respond to reviews on Expedia, paying attention to consumer-generated revenues can make an impact on a hotel's bottom line 
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Technology is prompting unprecedented change in the lodging business
Such fast paced change is forcing hoteliers to grapple with issues outside their traditional skill set. After all, none of the current top leaders in hospitality dealt with a fraction of the issues they must now face daily because of technological upheaval.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
CXO Survey: Physician Leaders Play Increasingly Important Role In The Patient Experience
Physician engagement is a critical component to improving the patient experience, as they are the ones on the frontlines actively engaging with and delivering care to patients. Specifically, hospitals and health systems are taking greater measures to develop physician leaders as part of patient experience improvement efforts 
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How To Prevent The 'F-Word' From Limiting Innovation
The risk of failure is inherent in innovation efforts - companies will never successfully implement new, creative ideas if they aren't prepared to fail. However, too often fear of failure leads only to paralysis, cementing businesses in a static state of the status quo.
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5 Powerful Habits That Keep Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder Connected To His Team
Mr. Van Gorder shared the following pieces of advice for hospital and health system leaders on how they can best manage change in healthcare through front-line leadership and stay connected to clinicians and staff. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
At Zappos, 210 Employees Decide To Leave Rather Than Work With 'No Bosses'
In March, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh issued an ultimatum of sorts to his employees. If they didn't feel like they could get behind the company's radical new management system-in which there are no traditional managers or job titles-he would give them until April 30 to decide whether they wanted to leave in exchange for at least three months' severance.
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Next Up In Recruiting: Could Personality Tests Replace Interviews?
Infor, a New York-based cloud analytics company, sells employers a 45-minute personality test called "Talent Science" that "exposes a candidate's behavioral DNA" by testing 39 behavioral, cognitive and cultural traits and comparing the results with those of the high performers already in the door. 
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Only 1 In 10 Employees Define Success At Work As High Performance, Says Survey
"Talent shortages for in-demand skills persist and have caused HR departments worldwide to rethink how they develop and motivate individuals to meet performance goals. To attract and retain top talent, organizations must make development a priority and enable their leaders to mentor employees to expand their skills, capabilities, and experience."
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