Week of February 11, 2019
MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES BY JOB DESIGN
With changing demographics and a more competitive job market, human resources is more challenged than ever before to hire, engage, maintain, and keep employees happy and motivated. Workers want more choice and flexibility in how they approach tasks, for example, more opportunities to work collaboratively.
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How to Get the Most Out of the New Google Hotel Search Interface
The first thing you’ll need to know if you’re a hotel optimizing for organic search traffic is how your target market is using Google. In order to identify how people search for hotels, you’ll need to understand the variety of search queries people use.
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New Research Finds a Majority of Hotel Guests Rank Unfriendly Staff as Most Frustrating Part of Their Stay
According to the research, when booking hotels nearly three in five (59 percent) guests who prioritize amenities care most about high ratings and reviews, and almost half (49 percent) prioritize friendly hotel staff.
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Caring for Employees Isn't Expensive; It's Priceless
You don’t have to be a general manager for Hyatt Hotels Corporation to believe in the brand’s motto to “care for people so they can be their best.” Regardless of the flag, the most important part of every GM’s job is to take care of their people.
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'Build a Career': Boyen's Message to Grads
"In my Glion speech on February 1 my main message to the 300 graduates was to stay in the industry and build a career,” says Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide.
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Spending In Employer-Sponsored Plans Hits All-Time High
Spending for people enrolled in employer-sponsored plans hit an all-time high in 2017, according to a new report.
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Healthgrades Names 'America's Best Hospitals' 2019
Healthgrades released its annual "America's Best Hospitals" list on Feb. 12. For the first time, Healthgrades opted to release one consolidated list instead of two awards.
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Perspecitve: Ensuring Patients Know What They'll Pay For Care
When you enter any health care setting, there are always many things running through your mind: What’s going to happen? How long will this take? Will I be okay? You’re probably also thinking: What’s this going to cost me?
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Hospital Prices Rising Much Faster Than Physician Fees
Previous reports have pointed to physician prices as a key driver of healthcare costs among the privately insured, but a new analysis shows that hospital prices have risen much faster than physician prices.
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Judge: Walmart Firing Violated Arizona Medical Marijuana Law
Regulation of marijuana, be it medical or recreational use of the drug, continues to be a vexing issue for HR departments in the U.S. At least 30 states have legalized medical marijuana, while more than 10 have signed laws permitting recreational use.
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New Bill Generating Talk About Higher Federal Minimum Wage
Prospects may not be bright for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but a recently introduced bill is generating discussion about the possibility of some kind of increase.
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NLRB: 2 Employer-Friendly Court Rulings
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued two rulings that tighten up two controversial decisions issued during the Obama administration. 
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4 Wellness Priorities for Employers in 2019
In my meetings with benefit managers and consultants over the past few months, they have emphasized several wellness themes again and again. Making progress on these issues, they told me, will be among their top priorities for 2019.
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