Week of June 17, 2019
PAY EQUITY ANALYSIS
To manage the risk of pay discrimination, organizations should conduct periodic pay equity analysis. The goal of a pay equity study or analysis is to identify problems and ensure compensation practices are fair and equitable. 
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How to Gain Referral Traffic to Your Hotel Website?
Many hotels struggle to get traffic to their websites – whether it has just been launched, during a lower season or in a saturated market but you can always count on one strategy when you’re low on those session numbers: referral traffic.
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Meininger CEO on Brand's U.S. Debut, Disruptor Status
A model that gives guests the option to book by the room or by the bed is popular in Europe and appeals to an underserved market in the U.S. and North America, CEO Hannes Spanring said.
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Poor Performers
According to the March 2019 edition of CBRE's Hotel Horizons® forecast report, the 2019 average annual occupancy level for U.S. hotels is projected to be 66.2 percent.
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The Impact of Technology on Hotel Sales and Marketing
Gone are the days when travelers sought accommodations using the local newspaper or the telephone directory, picked up the phone and called to make a reservation. Hospitality sales and marketing in the 21st century is a much more vibrant, complex activity, populated by multifaceted stakeholders at every level of the industry.
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How Hospitals Are Responding to Thousands of Disruptive Robocalls
Hospitals across the country have seen on overwhelming influx of robocalls, including Tufts Medical Center, which registered more than 4,500 robocalls in two hours in April 2018, reports The Washington Post.
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Senators Differ on Best Approach to Ban Surprise Billing
Legislators didn't appear to come closer to a concrete solution for surprise billing payment methodology in a Senate committee meeting Tuesday on a slate of proposals to lower healthcare costs.
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Health Systems Eye Commercial Payers for More Downside Risk
Finance executives at hospitals and health systems see the most opportunity to work with commercial insurers to increase downside risk in payment contracts, according to a new survey.
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Senate Privacy Bill Aims to Set New Federal Standard for Consumer Health Apps
Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have introduced a bill that would create new privacy regulations protecting consumer health data collected through health tracking apps, fitness wearables and direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits.
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Here's the No. 1 Reason Why Employees Quit Their Jobs
I f you go to work every day just going through the motions, you aren’t alone. According to Gallup, only 33% of employees are engaged at work. So, how can nearly 70% of the workforce be disengaged?
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Employers Hire the Formerly Incarcerated Despite Internal Hurdles
A customer once told Jeff Brown, president and CEO of Philadelphia-based grocery chain Brown's Super Stores, that his future "wasn't that bright," since his stores were located in underprivileged communities with high rates of incarceration.
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5 Steps to Successfully Automate Your HR Department
Human Resources (HR) requires a lot of human input. Therefore, it’s not surprising that HR has embraced robotic process automation (RPA) tools, which are designed to save businesses and employees time by automating repetitive clerical tasks using software robots.
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New Final HRA Regulations Expand Options for Employers
New final health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) regulations could encourage U.S. employers of all sizes to give workers cash the workers could use to buy their own health coverage.
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