Week of September 11, 2017
A primary goal of any compensation program is to motivate employees to perform at their best. Most organizations have pay for performance at least in the form of a merit pay system.

Hurricane Irma, Harvey Hoteliers Picking Up the Pieces

From Antigua to Havana in the Caribbean and Miami to Naples and across to St. Augustine in Florida, the destruction created by super storm Hurricane Irma is still being assessed on Monday morning as it weakened heading farther north over land in the United States.

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Hoteliers See Opportunities in Overtime Ruling

A federal judge struck down the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime-threshold increase, and hoteliers are hoping the labor department takes a more moderate approach to the next proposed increase.

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How to Turn Your Hotel Guests Into Brand Ambassadors

Whether you're running the world's most successful business or one that's just starting out, you're going to have one problem in common with other business owners: marketing.

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Investigation:  Joint Commission Rarely Revokes Accreditation from Hospitals That Put Patients at Risk

Though the Joint Commission is the accrediting organization for a vast majority of U.S. hospitals, it rarely revokes that seal of approval for facilities out of compliance with Medicare rules, according to a new investigation.

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CSR Uncertainty Could Cause 9.4M Uninsured, 37% Premium Increase, Report Says

Should the Trump administration end cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, causing those payers to leave the marketplace, average premiums could rise by nearly 37% in 2018 and the number of uninsured individuals could increase by 9.4 million, according to a report prepared by the Urban Institute.

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Five Shifts Healthcare Organizations Need to Make to Be More Consumer-Centric

Consumers today have unprecedented power. Yet, while most industries are shifting their focus toward delivering more meaningful and valuable consumer experiences, healthcare continues to lag behind.

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This Crime in the Workplace Is Cost U.S. Businesses $50 Billion a Year

There is a hidden risk facing small businesses across the country that often goes unnoticed until it suddenly rips through a firm's finances: employee theft. It's a crime that is costing U.S. businesses $50 billion annually, according to Statistic Brain.

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Supreme Court May Soon Decide Whether Federal Law Protects LGBT Employees

An employee claiming that she was forced out of her job because of her sexual orientation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case and decide whether federal law protects workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation.

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Want True 'Employee' Engagement?  Engage the Whole Person

Despite substantial investments made by companies over the past decade or so to address employee engagement, overall levels of engagement are disappointingly low.

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