Week of April 16, 2017
  HIRING STRATEGIES IN A
   TIGHT JOB MARKET
    
 
It is becoming increasingly challenging to recruit top talent due to the relatively low unemployment rate, the increase in job openings, and the lack of experienced candidates.

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
Respect Your Housekeepers

Every hotelier knows that housekeeping is a vital aspect of any property's operations. All it takes is just one look at an online review site to see just how sensitive guests are to errors in this regard.

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Is the Hotel Industry Downsizing?

The world of hospitality is sinking its roots into a thousand-year-old history that is its strength, but it also hampers its transformation when it is unable to shake its habits to change dimensions.

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'Uber For Hospitality' App Hopes to Shake Up On-Demand Job Market

A Perth start-up is hoping to solve this problem, launching a new app that connects skilled hospitality workers with the businesses that need them on-demand.

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Which Medical Specialties Feel Unfairly Compensated?

Physician pay averaged $294,000 in 2016, increasing for the seventh consecutive year, yet only about half of physicians - 54 percent - were satisfied with their compensation, according to Medscape's seventh annual "2017 Physician Compensation Report."

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Secret Data on Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public

The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation's hospitals that put patients' health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials. 

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Toyota Sends Robots to the Hospital

So you thought robots are mainly used for building cars. Sure, that will remain true for a while, but from now and into the future, robots will help us get back on our feet should we have a stroke.

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Report:  95% of Employers Have Employees Who Breach Network Security

A report by Dtex Systems, a cybersecurity firm, shows that 95% of organizations have workers who try to override security and web restrictions, Dark Reading reports.

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Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, "Heart of a Leader", that each person has different motivations for the work they do or to stay in a job they are in.

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Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.

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State of the Performance Review 2017:  What the Best Companies Are Doing Today

Performance reviews:  Everybody agrees that the old approach - sit the employee down and tell them where they've been under-performing for the past 12 months - just doesn't work. So what does?

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