Week of February 4, 2019
EMPLOYER USE OF BIOMETRIC DATA
The value of biometric data is that it is impervious to abuse and falsification; it enables HR Professionals to accurately monitor employee attendance and ensure buildings are accessed only by authorized personnel. It is easy to operate and reduces administrative time.
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Hotels: The New Social Hubs of Urban Spaces
We’re all aware of the primary functions of hotels: business and leisure accommodation and, depending on the property, meetings and conferences. Lately, hotels have adopted a fresh approach to the ways in which they merge seamlessly with their neighborhoods.
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How to Power-Up Your Guest Engagement and Supercharge Loyalty
Hoteliers know an engaged guest is a repeat guest and often the most persuasive salesperson a property has. Understanding how to effectively engage with guests is essential for a hotel's success, but what is the best way to do this?
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Google Tells Hotels to Think of Smart Devices as Extra Organs of a Guest's Body
Attendees identify with hotel leaders’ challenges in implementing innovation at their organizations, nodding in agreement to obstacles like corporate culture and the inability to sometimes even master the basics.
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Bye, Robot
It seems like only yesterday when robot receptionists and concierges were being touted as the must-have addition to the lobby, but already the wheels are beginning to come off and our mechanical comrades are being shown the door. 
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Trump Calls for Funding for HIV Prevention, Childhood Cancer at State of the Union
From childhood cancer to prescription drug prices, healthcare got quite a bit of attention during Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
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Hospitals, Not Physicians, Driving Up Healthcare Costs for Privately Insured, Study Shows
Hospital prices are a bigger driver of healthcare spending growth for the privately insured than physician prices, a study published in Health Affairs suggests.
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Alphabet Is Taking On Healthcare with a Bunch of Projects--Here Are Some of the Most Ambitious
Alphabet is dabbling in a wide range of health-care projects across its different companies, including Verily and Calico. Some are farther along and have a real shot at having an impact, while others are wildly speculative.
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Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continue Downward Trend
National efforts to curb hospital-acquired conditions such as adverse drug events and healthcare-associated infections helped prevent 20,500 hospital deaths and save $7.7 billion in healthcare costs from 2014 to 2017.
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How to Attract (and Retain) Gen Zs: Give Them a Path, Not Perks
Generation Z entered the workforce last year. This means some of its oldest members—those born as early as 1997—are already embedded as our colleagues.
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Franchising Sector Says Browining-Ferris Cost It $33B Annually
Stakeholders say Browning-Ferris had a major impact on franchises, upending the traditional understanding of the franchisor-franchisee relationship. Franchisees were once seen as independent, putting little burden on corporate partners.
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Breaking Down Benefit Costs: 6 Charts that Show Where the Money Goes
A new analysis on the cost of employee benefits to employers provides some interesting insights on the differences that size, geographic location, and industry can bring to the value of benefits that workers receive.
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4 Signs Top Talent May Leave: Best Strategies to Keep Them
There are few things an HR pro dreads more than when a great employee hands in their notice. The challenge of having to replace them can be overwhelming. And in this tight labor market, landing new top talent is no easy task, making retention an important priority.
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