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One of the most common causes of pay compression is when pay increases for current employees are low, but new employees are paid a higher salary to attract them.  This problem becomes more severe in economic downturns when pay increases are limited but it occurs even in better economic times.  Pay compression is most evident in pay systems where lower level jobs, either through union contracts or other market forces, create a situation where first-line supervisors are paid less, on an hourly basis, than their subordinates.

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 How Can Hotels Use On-Demand Technology to Cut Costs and Improve the Guest Experience?
By taking advantage of the "virtual real estate" on your website or mobile app, you can offer myriad services, regardless of whether or not you actually offer them on property.
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 AH&LA Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers from Online Hotel Booking Scams
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the nearly two million-employee lodging industry, today applauded a group of bipartisan Congressional leaders on the introduction of a bill aimed at stopping online hotel booking scams that have affected some 15 million hotel bookings a year at a cost of $1.3 billion each year.
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 In-Room Phones: A Thing Of The Past And Future
Landline phones in hotels might still be necessary for emergencies, but many hoteliers are considering and using new methods of communication among staff and guests.  In this virtual roundtable hosted by Hotel News Now, hoteliers addressed the current status and future plans of phone systems in their properties, and ways to connect with guests via mobile. 
(Hotel News Now)   Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
 7 Strategies To Reduce Readmissions Among Minorities
Medicare has released a guide to help hospitals improve communication and care of minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients and reduce readmission rates.
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 Ruling Gives Hospitals Hope On RAC Appeals Backlog
Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.
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 US Senators Question Whether Patient Surveys On Pain Control Should Be Tied To Federal Funding: 3 Things To Know
Nearly 30 U.S. senators, led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), have signed a letter to a top federal health official questioning whether hospital patient satisfaction surveys on pain control should be tied to federal funding, according to a Portland Press Herald report.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 Improve Employee Morale With 7 Days Of 'Thank You'
How many times a day do you tell someone, "thank you?" Three? Four? Do you look them in the eye when you say it? Do you mean it? Or are you merely adhering to the social convention of mumbling out a short phrase of appreciation when you know the situation calls for it?
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 Employers Seek Better Approaches to Pay for Performance
Despite embracing the concept of pay for performance, a surprisingly large number of employers say their programs aren't doing what they were designed to do: drive and reward individual performance, according to findings by HR consultancy Willis Towers Watson. 
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 IRS Announces Midyear 401(k) Changes You Can Make Now
For some time, employers have been asking the IRS to allow them to make certain 401(k) changes during the middle of the plan year without violating the federal tax code. Now the agency has responded to those requests
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