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Well-designed and well-implemented incentive plans can be an important tool for overall company success, but they also have the potential to be ineffective and even damaging if not carefully thought out.  Poorly designed incentives can have too much discretion, too much complexity or just too many measures that can undermine their power and advantage, and they can become just another way to distribute pay.
 
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Search & Booking Travel Data to Reveal the Latest Traveler Consumer Insights
As more travelers turn to Google and YouTube in micro-moments, marketers can get more insights: Who are they? Where do they want to go? How do they make decisions? This year, we've got the latest data to inform your media plan.
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How Airbnb Uses Data Science to Improve Their Product and Marketing
As well-known as it is today, Airbnb had quaint beginnings. Unable to afford the rent for their San Francisco loft, founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia turned their living room into a mini bed and breakfast, hosting three guests from a local sold-out trade show where lodging was scarce. The original design for AirBed and Breakfast provided temporary living quarters, breakfast and business networking opportunities for those who were unable to book a place to stay for local events due to demand.
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Healthy Food as a Wellness Trend for Any Hotel
We've learned quite a lot in the past few decades when it comes to health and wellbeing. Science has illuminated a better way of living while society has in turn become more receptive to these findings. In other words, there is now a growing and mainstream demand for products and services that will increase one's vitality.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Inspiring Leaders Know to Choose Their Words Carefully
"I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work... In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly." These excerpts are from a 2014 internal memo (recently gone viral) Vice President Joe Biden sent to his team members.
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This Comment From a Manager Just Got His Employer Sued
A federal court is letting a job candidate's age discrimination lawsuit stand, even though the employer never hired anyone for the position. Why? Because of what a manager said during the interview.
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New Overtime Rule Affects Most Employers and Some Employees
As the deadline approaches for businesses to change how they pay some of their employees when it comes to salary and overtime, distress among employers is growing. In May, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule, which updates the regulations determining which white-collar, salaried employees are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime pay protections.
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