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The compensation discipline seeks to maximize competitive advantage by attracting and retaining the most qualified workers to an employer.  Best practice in today's workplace considers total compensation to include base salary, bonus or incentive plans, benefits, and non-cash compensation. A pay philosophy is a company's commitment to how it values employees.

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 Here's Why Some Starwood Hotels Are Suing Over The Marriott Merger - Boardingarea
Throughout the merger process I've been surprised by the lack of protesting from individual hotel owners (at least publicly)
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 Add WhatsApp To Your Hotel Engagement Strategy
Speaking from personal experience, I know that WhatsApp is one of the few apps on my phone that's worthy of sitting on it's own outside a folder, it's right up there next to the big players - calendar, SMS, calls, camera and Google Maps - just a few of the most important apps I use daily.
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 Hotel Wellness Initiatives Focus On More Than Fitness
The wellness trend has grown beyond a person's daily routine at home or at the gym, and hoteliers have taken notice by adding programs and initiatives that focus on mindfulness and well-being.
(Hotel News Now)   Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
 Biden Calls For Sharing Cancer Data
Biden spoke Monday at the seventh annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., which promotes using data and evaluation to drive health policy and practice. President Barack Obama has tasked Biden to lead what the administration calls a "moonshot" to cure cancer.
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 Public Reporting Measures Don't Give Full Patient Safety Picture
The research, which comes from Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and was published in Medical Care, finds that just one out of 21 measures met the criteria for being a true indicator of hospital safety.
(Fierce Healthcare)  Read the complete article
 Here's How Presidential Candidates Would Address Soaring Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Recent studies from the Urban Institute, Kaiser Family Foundation and TransUnion show Americans are increasingly concerned with rising insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
(Becker's Hospital Review)   Read the complete article
Top Stories: Human Resources
 Transgender Discrimination, 'Bathroom Laws,' And Private Employers
New state laws recently enacted in North Carolina and Mississippi have drawn attention to transgender discrimination. In North Carolina, the "Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act" came in response to a local ordinance in Charlotte that would have allowed people to use the public restroom corresponding to their gender identity.
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 6 Add-Ons Any Onboarding Program Would Benefit From
Onboardia, an onboarding solutions provider, suggests some organizations are setting themselves up to fail by implementing a sub-par onboarding program - or having no such program at all (32% of surveyed employers said they have no formal onboarding program).
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 6 Ways HR Leaders Can Help Humanize the Organization
Historically, business strategies have focused on production and business outcomes. Human capital was considered nothing more than a means to an end. The world is changing, however, with "the growing realization that somehow amidst efficiency, productivity, and career advancement, our very humanity has lost out,"
(Entrepreneur)  Read the complete article
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