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Most industry groups have cut back or abandoned altogether their data-gathering programs. But Inland believes — and experience confirms — that newspaper companies need robust research to better understand what they need to do to continuously improve in all aspects of their business. To learn more about joining Inland, click here. To download an application form, click here. Or contact Patty Slusher at 847-795-0380.

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Publisher Benchmarks is a reimagined newspaper performance benchmarking tool that replaced the longtime gold standard newspaper benchmarking, the National Cost & Revenue Study. Publisher Benchmarks employs a Web-based dashboard with a virtually unlimited array of customizable metrics and comparisons. The confidential performance data is refreshed on a quarterly basis and available to participants 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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This annual confidential survey is the industry standard in compensation planning. Learn if your compensation is in line with your peers. NICS provides pay ranges, base pay averages and medians as well as total direct compensation and medians — all sorted by circulation and presented in regional breakouts. Sign up now!

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Many newspapers find this the most valuable management tool Inland offers because it reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the organization. This confidential and highly customizable survey of employee opinions of the workplace compares departments within the newspaper and against peer newspapers from its extensive database. EAS can be used to establish a baseline understanding of the workplace when, for instance, a new publisher is coming on board or an acquisition is being considered.

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This report supplies newspapers with current benchmarks of ROP, classified and preprint linage — and on a more timely basis than any other national linage report. Each report includes monthly and year-to-date figures for each participating newspaper. Two important features, which you won’t find in any other linage report, are the linage reports and number of preprints recorded for 74 individual major advertisers.

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In addition to the annual Human Resources Management Conference, Inland also hosts the Inland Press HR Network on Google to provide year-round networking opportunities. Inland frequently schedules webinars on HR issues, and offers a Legal Affairs Hotline, with advice provided by attorneys from the top Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.