Week of September 16, 2019
SALARY STRUCTURES: 
WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?
Established salary structures aren't mandatory. There is no law that requires them, but they serve many useful purposes. Having salary ranges in place can ensure that salary decisions, from new hires to promotions, are made with objective and consistent rules and parameters.
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