December 20, 2018
At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and Happy Holiday Season .
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U.S. HOTEL INDUSTRY WAGE GROWTH OUTPACES NATION
With unemployment shrinking to 3.7%, as recently reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor market is the tightest it has been in 50 years. Read More
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
What You Need to Know About New Changes on TripAdvisor

The travel world is abuzz with speculation about TripAdvisor. The review giant announced in September that big change was coming to the platform in the form of a travel feed for users to keep track of their friends’ experiences and recommendations, while also being inspired by companies that they choose to follow, like National Geographic, GoPro and more.

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How Google Changed Metasearch

In 2018, 72.5% of consumers surveyed by EyeForTravel said that they used metasearch sites regularly in their pre-booking journeys. In their latest free report, the Triptease team unpacks the importance of metasearch to the modern traveller - and why the channel is more crucial to hoteliers than ever.

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Sales, Marketing Execs Adapt as Group Behaviors Change

Sales and marketing executives in an HSMAI executive roundtable shared how their group business is thriving in an environment with fewer in-person interactions, rapidly changing guest demands and other variables.

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Hotel Profit and Loss Statement: How to Create It?

As CEO of a hotel management company that has generated over €190 million in the last year, I can tell you how important it is to control every detail of your business's finances, both on the revenue and cost side.

(Hospitality Net) Read More
The 5 Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2018 and the Bad News Ahead

Bold, juicy and salacious, headlines kept the spotlight on healthcare throughout 2018. And despite the hype these stories generated, here's a rather boring prediction for 2019: Not much is going to happen to U.S. medicine next year.

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Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente Throw Support Behind Proposal to Require Prices in TV Drug Ads

Some major health systems and trade groups threw their weight behind a Trump administration proposal which would require pharmaceutical companies to include the list price of their drugs in TV ads targeted at consumers.

(Fierce Healthcare) Read More
Healthcare as a Zero-Sum Game: 7 Key Points

Before starting the core of the article, we note two thoughts. First, we view a core strategy of systems to spend a great percentage of their time on those things that currently work and bring in profits and revenues. 

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Health of U.S. Women Still Lags Those in Other Rich Countries

American women are still struggling to get good health care compared to women in other advanced nations, a   new study finds .

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"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is Problematic (and isn't a Real Christmas Song Anyway

This holiday season, with the #MeToo movement showing no signs of relenting, a new front has opened up in our 21st-century culture wars. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is an Academy Award-winning song that was popularized in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter.

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5 Possible Consequences of the Texas ACA Ruling

The big federal health law ruling in Texas has put a new spotlight on an old problem: Policymakers are attacking and defending the law without defining their terms clearly.

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These HR Trends Can Inform Better Practices in 2019

The human resources industry is ever-changing and adapting to the new technologies, a new workforce generation and the exit of another workforce generation. Practices that were standard in 2018 could already be out of date. 

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Despite #MeToo Workplace Sexual Harassment Persists

Of the estimated 5 million people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace, 99.8% never file a complaint, according to a report by researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Employment Equity.

(HR Dive) Read More
Dealing with 7 Common Workplace Stressors

We spend roughly one-third of our adult lives at work. It’s no wonder that workplace stress factors heavily impact both our physical and mental health.

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