Week of March 18, 2019
MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES THROUGH
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.
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
"Heart Failure": The Leading Cause of Bad Reviews
When you read a cross-section of negative comments from online reviews and guest surveys, it's easy to recognize a common theme across all lodging operations: "Heart failure."
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Brand Execs Talk Balancing High-Touch with High-Tech
Guest-facing hotel technology can take many forms, and brand executives say it’s important to prioritize spending, so it matches what guests want.
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This Is What Happens When You Tax Airbnb
People aren’t exactly happy: “People are actually canceling and forgoing deposits to get away from the taxes,” says one unhappy homeowner on the oceanfront Jersey Shore. New Jersey instituted an 11.6% surcharge on home-sharing rentals in October.
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Why Guests Leave Hotel Reviews (And How to Get Better Ones)
With the growth of online spaces populated by user-generated content, word of mouth is increasingly becoming digitized, and reviews that are shared with online communities often even overshadow the recommendations that are passed on in person.
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The 10 Best Hospitals in the World
Of all the industries on the threshold of transformation, none is more politically contentious, tightly regulated, scientifically significant or economically important than health care.
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Health Plans for State Employees Use Medicare's Hammer on Hospital Bills
States. They're just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums. Now some states — including Montana, North Carolina and Oregon -- are moving to control costs of state employee health plans.
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The Healthiest County in Each U.S. State
People aren’t exactly happy: “People are actually canceling and forgoing deposits to get away from the taxes,” says one unhappy homeowner on the oceanfront Jersey Shore. New Jersey instituted an 11.6% surcharge on home-sharing rentals in October.
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Medicaid Work Requirements Could Cost Hospitals Up to $4.1B in Revenue in 2019
Efforts to create work requirements for individuals to obtain Medicaid coverage could ultimately result in a loss of revenue of up to $4.1 billion in 2019 due to weakened Medicaid revenues and increased uncompensated care costs, according to a Commonwealth Fund report.
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11 Human Resources Myths Your HR Department Wants to Dispel
There are many persistent myths about organizational human resources. Whether they breed resentment toward HR reps or simply discourage employees from reaching out, the impact is often detrimental.
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DOL Issues New FMLA, FLSA Guidance to Employers
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued its first three opinion letters of 2019 concerning the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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Q&A: How to Best Recruit Gen Z Candidates
Millennials already make up a large portion of the workforce, and while organizations have been adjusting, Generation Z has entered the scene.
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Employers Struggling with Absence, Disability Management
About 60% of employers earned a grade of C, D or F at managing employee absence and disability in the workplace, according to The Standard's Absence and Disability Readiness Index, which surveyed 501 employers. The index revealed shortcomings, both in employers' approaches to managing absence and disability and in their self-confidence about their practices.
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