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The challenge in the interpretation of salary survey data is that it requires a combination of good analytics and common sense. The reality is that often a lot of work is required in order to analyze market pay and determine your pay point and pay range.
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Keep Your Eyes On Google's Antitrust Case
Thanks to a two-week extension, Google will now have until late August to respond to allegations that the search service "artificially favors its own company's shopping service and that constitutes an abuse," according to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
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How To Create A Better Comp Set
Comp sets can be an invaluable tool for hoteliers when it comes to sizing up the competition. But they also require constant monitoring and management.  Ali Hoyt, senior project manager for STR Analytics, sister company of Hotel News Now, provided tips to refine your comp set during the recent Hotel Data Conference.
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13 Hotelier Takeaways For Year 2020
Can you imagine where you'll be in 2020? How about making that same leap in time to forecast the state of the hotel industry?  Here are some of their takeaways on what the industry will look like and how some things will be different five years in the future.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Does Publicizing Physicians' Bad Behavior Help Patients?
An anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has received mixed reviews, with some industry experts calling it inflammatory, while others believe it sheds light on an important issue that needs to be addressed. 
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All Nurses Should Be Immunized, ANA Says In New Recommendations
This position change stemmed partly from the measles outbreaks in the U.S. this year that affected unvaccinated adults and children. It also aligns the ANA with recommendations from the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. 
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Average Physician Signing Bonus In 2015 & 11 Other Mid-Year Placement Trends
Most physicians placed so far this year - 87 percent - have been hired as employees of hospitals or group practices, rather than placed in private practice settings, according to national physician search agency The Medicus Firm. 
Top Stories: Human Resources
The Scheduling Secret That Will Make Your Team More Productive
Working face-to-face does often produce more innovative solutions. On the other hand, remote workers are generally more productive. So what's an organization that needs innovation and productivity to do?
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Create a Culture Where Difficult Conversations Aren't So Hard
Once you establish the practice of sharing regular feedback across the company, it begins to function like a flywheel. It's hard at first to get it moving. You'll need to do some substantial pushing and monitoring to get the wheel spinning. But before you know it, you'll find that the wheel begins to turn all on its own using its own momentum.
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Chipotle Plans One-Day, 4,000-Worker Hiring Binge
Some competitors have responded by boosting wages and offering more perks to employees.   McDonald's Corp.  and  Cheesecake Factory Inc.  recently raised employee wages.  Starbucks Corp.  is providing tuition reimbursement and financial aid to employees who enroll in an online bachelor's degree program. 
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