Week of December 2, 2019
ON JAN 1, 2020
On September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor final rule released the final rules increasing the minimum salary level for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) "white collar” exemptions from $455 to $684 per week, effective January 1, 2020.
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A Make-or-Break Issue for Hotels: Guests Want Cybersecurity
These days, we tend talk about cybersecurity far less than we talk about melting icebergs or political problems or plastic straws.
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U.S. Hotel GOPPAR Turns Downward in October
U.S. hotel profit gain took a turn in October after two consecutive months of growth. According to the latest HotStats data, GOPPAR in October declined 2.8 percent versus the same month last year—a symptom of expense creep and a dive in top-line revenue.
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Airbnb Adds 'Cooking', a New Category of Bookable Experiences
We’re unveiling Cooking on Airbnb Experiences – a new category of bookable experiences that unlock the hidden culinary traditions of families all around the world.
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Hotels Experiment with Reducing Food Waste: Will All-You-Can Eat Buffets Be History?
Hotels are known for wanting to please their guests and feeding them is one way of doing it. But food waste deteriorates the environment. Hotels are trying to cut down on it. So, they are earning praise for trying, but they have a long way to go.
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Hospitals Sue HHS, Warning Price Transparency Rule Would Chill Competition, Crash Computers
Hospital groups filed a lawsuit against HHS on Wednesday over a final rule that would force hospitals to reveal the secret rates they negotiate with insurers for services.
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Top 8 Predictions That Will Disrupt Healthcare in 2020
Every year, our team of futurists, analysts, and consultants at Frost & Sullivan's Transformational Healthcare Group comes together to brainstorm and predict the themes, technologies, and global forces that will define the next 12 to 18 months for the healthcare industry.
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It's Time to shine a Light on the Hospital Industry's Biggest Blind Spot
The pressure for efficiency in healthcare has turned hospitals into well-oiled machines, with chief financial officers seeking to account for every cent and ensure every process is streamlined. Health systems and hospitals have ratcheted down their staffing, reduced their discharge times and automated swathes of their workflow.
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How Employment Impacts Healthcare
Although managed care has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, its essential value proposition is the same: deliver higher quality and lower costs compared with fee-for-service arrangements.
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Where Do HR Managers Make the Most Money?
As an HR manager, you are probably keenly aware of competitive salary rates for your employees. But what about your salary? Where are the best jobs in HR, and which ones pay the most? A recent analysis sought to answer these questions.
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Why Employees Trust Robots More Than Their Managers
Managers can't compete with artificial intelligence (AI) when it comes to some areas of decision-making and trust building, according to a broad new global study of workers.
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When an Employer's Zero-Tolerance Policies Backfire
There is a recurring problem in employment matters: elevating a policy or a rule over the substance and taking disciplinary actions that end up harming an employee, very possibly the organization, or both.
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How to Keep Your Top Talent from Heading Out the Door
Talented employees are like wine -- their value increases with age. Repeatedly losing them to other companies is a bad sign with all sorts of unpleasant implications.
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