September 13, 2018
Why Hotels Choose to Outsource
You don’t ever want to be a six-figure housekeeper. GM’s are paid for big picture responsibilities, not verifying that supplies are stocked on housekeeping carts. If you’re spending too much of your time on the little things, it’s time you took a big look into outsourcing
Why is outsourcing your housekeeping services a better way to go? Let’s pull back the covers:

Outsourcing reduces your bottom-line costs. That’s the #1 and final answer. Outsourcing saves you money because workers compensation, unemployment insurance and other related employee costs associated with your housekeeping operations become the responsibility of your outsource partner.


For more information contact Regina Klostreich at rklostreich@janiking.com , 916.752.8360 or visit https://www.janiking.com/
Obtain an Updated SSL Certificate to Boost Your Website's Traffic
by Nimesh Dinubhai

Today, the competition amongst the hotels and OTAs has always been all-time high. Every traveler prefers to book his stay through online as it is a convenient way of booking. That's why, it becomes very crucial for every hotel owner to own a website. By owning a site, you can encourage the tourists to book your rooms from any part of the world. However, most of the internet savvy people are afraid of data breach. Keeping in the mind this issue, the major search engine – Google has come up with a significant update for the users of Chrome. The websites having SSL certificates will be marked as secured. Nonetheless, this update is significant for all sites, but for a website collecting any sensitive data, for instance, credit card information, passwords or personal data.
 
If you don't have an up-to-date SSL certificate on your hotel site, then it may impact upon your bookings. Google Chrome will display 'not secure' status in the address bar. So, it will be a warning for the guests that your website is not safe for browsing. As the resultant, it may reduce inquiries, traffic and potentially a drop in bookings through online.


Nimesh can help you achieve greater success with your website. Contact him at nims@websrefresh.com or visit https://www.websrefresh.com/
California Supreme Court Forces Employers To Comply With Strictest Background Check Standard
Assist Your Employees With A Paycheck Checkup

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging taxpayers to review their federal income tax withholding now through a  #PaycheckCheckup campaign. The goal is to help people avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. Employers can support this effort by sharing information with employees about the resources available on Tax Witholding and Tax Reform on the IRS website.

Due to recent modifications in the federal tax code your withholding may need to be reviewed, especially if the following circumstances apply to you:

  • Work at two or more jobs simultaneously
  • Work seasonally or only work part of the year
  • Claim tax credits such as the child tax credit
  • Two income family
  • Claim dependents that are 17 years of age or older
  • Itemized your deductions on your 2017 tax return
  • Earned a high income or have a complex tax return
  • Got a large tax refund or received a large tax bill for 2017

The IRS Withholding Calculator will perform a quick “paycheck checkup” to determine if the taxpayer is having too little or too much tax withheld at work. The calculator can help calculate out if the withholding amount needs to be adjusted. The IRS video: IRS Withholding Calculator Tips is also a great resource.

Taxpayers can adjust their withholding by submitting a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate   to their employers as soon as possible. The later in the year the change is made, the less there is to withhold the correct amount.
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“Myths and Mayhem: Reinventing Service in a New Hospitality Climate”

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