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Despite what the market does, business is still about people, and organizations are only as strong as their weakest employee. Recruiting, retaining and training a strong workforce is key to your bottom line. In this blog I'll pass along ideas I've found to work and helpful training for you and your employees.

Become a participating employer -- Know your talent market

Inland NorthWest Compensation Survey (INCS)HORIZ INCS

The Benefits to Your Business:
INCS provides answers on key compensation and benefit trends and the going rates for over 100 of the most in-demand jobs throughout the region. INCS covers “cross-industry” jobs found in most organizations as well as jobs specific to your industry. Job families include: Accounting, Administration and Office, Customer Service, IT and Software, Design, Production, Crafts, Quality Assurance, Professionals, Management, Healthcare and many more. Base pay statistics, bonus trends, and salary ranges are reported by size and type of business.

Survey Features:

  •  Base pay statistics
  •  Bonuses and total compensation
  •  Ranges by size and type of business
  •  Increase trends
  • Merit pay patterns
  • Key benefit issues
  • Data reports by manufacturing, non-manufacturing and employer size
  • Wide range of jobs and industries
  • Data collection through Wed., September 11, 2013

Extra Data on Economic Adjustments:
Today’s job marketplace could not be more different than in years past. With that in mind, we also report on pay freezes, staff reductions and regional hiring forecasts to give you the most comprehensive study of the regional job market. To place your order, contact: E:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    P:    509.326.6885    TF:  800.720.4291

Sign Up & Save! Participants save on the report:

  • A.I. Member Employer:  $ 95.00
  • Non-Member: $ 300.00

Join our Associated Industries 2013 INCS Survey Group Now and Save!!  CLICK HERE to download your 2013 INCS Survey Form.


Report now available!

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was up 2 percent
from 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the last 12
months, the all-items Cost of Living Index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal

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Know your pay competition and how your employee pay compares. Create a logical pay system that makes merit pay make sense. We’ll provide for you:

  • Instant pay range building program
  • Organized yet flexible process of pay market benchmarking using any survey data of your choice
    (survey data not included, except the Inland NW Compensation Survey)
  • With software installed at your site
  • User-friendly Excel-based visuals and calculation
  • Instant analysis and graphs of where you stand
  • Instant calculation of cost to implement your ideas


  • Incentive Plans
  • Executive Compensation

For more information: Bill Sweigert

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