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Holistic Compensation Review for Major Tribal Gaming Casino

Performed market competitive analysis with a market-based approach for local casinos and full service hotels for a major tribal gaming casino. The findings and recommendations tailored to reflect the culture, values, and mission included:

  • Streamlining organizational and salary structure
  • Creating clear career development paths
  • Linking compensation to contribution
  • Restructuring executive compensation
  • Reallocating total compensation mix
  • Recommendations to reduce turnover

 

Custom Reports and Analysis for AH&LA

WageWatch facilitated a custom survey for an AH&LA initiative regarding hospitality wages. Hotel industry data was collected regarding competitive wages, advancement opportunities, career pathing, employee training and growth opportunities, longevity and upward mobility for the industry’s employees and managers.

 

Custom Survey of National Hotel Wages and Benefits for AH&LA

WageWatch facilitated a custom survey for an AH&LA initiative including pay practices and competitive wages scales and benefits for non-exempt positions for all US markets. The survey focused on advancement opportunities, career paths, employee training and growth opportunities, and employee longevity in the hotel industry. The survey sample included over 12,000 hotels and almost half a million employees and was conducted between January and August, 2014. The survey included responses from a large cross section of the hotel industry, from independent operators to major hotel management companies, including small and large hotels across the country. Highlights of the survey include:

  • Nearly 40% of respondents pay 100% of their workforce above the minimum wage.
  • Almost half (45.1%) pay 75% or more of their employees above the minimum wage.
  • 85.8% of the respondents provide medical insurance benefits to non-exempt workers. Nearly 62% who offer employee healthcare benefits, subsidize basic individual plan premiums at 60% or greater.
  • 80% of minimum wage workers are eligible for promotion in less than a year and 100% are eligible in less than 2 years.

 

Custom Market Reports for Several Major Hotel Companies

WageWatch Consultants performed market analysis and developed custom compensation benchmark reports of key exempt and non-exempt hotel positions. The compensation studies and resulting custom market reports were run in secondary urban and rural markets. Collectively, the custom reports covered a majority US markets and include:

  • A hotel group with 600 hotel properties located in over 310 US labor segments
  • A hotel group with 200 full and select service hotels
  • Competitive sets for each market or submarkets were selected by WageWatch Consultants
  • Custom market reports were tailored to the customer’s specific data needs.

 

Custom Market Reports for Major Hotel Company Acquisition of New Portfolio

WageWatch Consultants performed market analysis and developed custom compensation Benchmark reports of key exempt and non-exempt hotel positions for a major hotel company in the process of acquiring a new hotel portfolio in US markets that were unique to their current hotel portfolio. The compensation studies and resulting custom market reports were run in secondary urban and rural markets.

  • Competitive sets for each market or submarkets were selected by WageWatch Consultants
  • Custom market reports were tailored to the customer’s specific data needs.
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