Week of November 4, 2019
Benefits & Perks
Attracting & Retaining Top Talent
In today’s tight job market, many employers realize that they need to take a closer look at their benefits package in an effort to attract and retain employees. How often have you found a qualified candidate that you hope to hire only to learn that they decide to go with another position? 
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International Travel to the U.S. Contracts for the Fifth Month of 2019
Travel to and within the United States grew 2.2 percent year-over-year in September, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), marking the industry’s 117th straight month of growth.
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Brands See ROI in Direct Bookings, Member Discounts
A slowing growth environment in the hotel industry prompts hotel companies to assess the strength and success of their efforts to grow loyalty for their brands.
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Boutique Hotels Say They Face Unique Challenges Going Plastics-Free
For boutique hotels to cut back on plastics, customers have to demand it — and then cooperate.
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Airbnb: 31 New Languages Now Available
Approximately six guests check into an Airbnb listing every second and these check-ins are happening around the world: In 2011, there were 12 cities with more than 1,000 Airbnb listings.
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CEO Pay in the Shrinking Casino Industry
The list of public gaming CEOs keeps shrinking as consolidation continues to impact the casino industry. It also seems likely that most bricks and mortar casinos companies will make a push to compete with their technology-based rivals.
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CMS May Not Have Power to Make Hospitals Disclose Negotiated Prices
The CMS might not have the legal authority it needs to force hospitals to reveal the prices they negotiate with insurers, a shortcoming that could eventually sink the Trump administration's price transparency push.
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Health Care Leaders Urge Congress to Address Shortage of Critical Drugs
Drug shortages threaten the quality of patient care, narrow treatment options and often result in the use of potentially less effective alternative medications, hospital and health system leaders said at a briefing today on Capitol Hill, urging Congress to pass the AHA-supported Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages Act .
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CMS' Final Outpatient, Physician Payment Rules for 2020: 9 Things to Know
CMS released final rules Nov. 2, which include payment updates for outpatient and physician services and delay action on a proposed price transparency initiative.
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Retail Makes Its Case, Telehealth and Voice Tech Dominate: 6 Takeaways from HLTH19
Headlines at HLTH 2019 included a peek behind the curtain at the secretive healthcare division of tech giant Google from ex-Geisinger CEO David Feinberg, Uber's newly inked deal with Cerner and a preventive health push by Facebook sparking renewed data privacy concerns.
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How In-House Recruiters Can Win Even When Timing Is Bad
Employers will often identify ideal candidates for an available position, only to have that person hesitate or simply say no. It’s frustrating! Most of the time, this is just bad timing and can be an ongoing challenge for companies and recruiters.
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Every Job Counts: How HR Can Make Work More Meaningful
What makes work meaningful? Even as companies determine how to deliver positive employee experiences, organizations now realize that flexible work options, wellbeing benefits, and inclusion activities are not enough to help employees feel that the job they do matters.
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Making Work Less Stressful and More Engaging for Your Employees
We all know that excessive stress is a health hazard. What is less talked about are the effects of burnout on business performance. Stress makes people nearly three times as likely to leave their jobs, temporarily impairs strategic thinking, and dulls creative abilities.
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What the Nationals' World Series Journey Teaches Us About Workplace Culture
For an intangible force, culture has a critical impact on every part of your business. Creating and maintaining an outstanding culture is no easy feat. That’s why when businesses authentically discuss the culture they’re working to build, we pay attention.
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