RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  MSL Program leaders assemble tomorrow to share trends and next practices for refining MSL and field-based scientific specialists' compensation and professional development. Cutting Edge Information hosts "MSL Compensation Trends: Are You Ahead of the Curve?" tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Research leaders designed the summit to provide managers and executives with the latest information about how to provide innovative compensation packages that draw and retain top medical science liaison (MSL) and other field-based science talent. Register today on Cutting Edge Information's website ( or by calling our customer service department at +1 919-433-0218.

"Although being able to offer a more influential internal role may be enough to pull in some great hires, companies must also provide attractive compensation and training practices to find the most desirable MSL candidates," said Jason Richardson, president of Cutting Edge Information and main presenter at the webinar.

"Thursday's session will help executives and anyone involved in MSL Program and Team planning establish a more competitive and strategic compensation plan," Richardson said. "I am excited to share our industry benchmarks during our webinar discussion."

The webinar will cover issues highlighted by industry partners, including:

* Determine base salary ranges for management to field position levels
* Create bonus structures competitive with offerings across Life Science sectors
* Compare each company's MSL compensation plan to industry benchmarks
* Ensure company benefits are competitive with industry peers
* Develop and continuously improve educational and experience profiles

Throughout the webinar, participants will submit questions and comments. Richardson will moderate the concluding Q&A discussion session along with Yanis Saradjian, director of the MSL Program Assessment Service.

Cutting Edge Information also recently published a companion white paper, "How to Compensate a Winning MSL Team," (opens in PDF) to provide a snapshot of key practices that the Research and Consulting Team observed during recent projects. Related research is available through Cutting Edge Information's benchmarking reports, MSL Team Best Practices and The New MSL Profile

Cutting Edge Information ( serves the Life Science industry.

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