Week of February 3, 2020
HOW ABOUT A SIX HOUR WORKDAY?
Can a move to a six-hour workday increase productivity and the happiness quotient of employees and their families and at the same time increase productivity and company profits?
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
At ALIS, Lack of Pricing Power Causes Concern
What’s the outlook for the hotel lodging industry in 2020? With supply outpacing demand and pricing power virtually nonexistent, RevPAR is expected to be flat in the coming year.
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Smartphones and Their Effect on Guest Behavior
Smartphones are everywhere. Walk into any coffee shop, restaurant, or hotel lobby, and a high percentage of people engaged with their smartphone will be directly affected by the application they are reviewing.
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Benchmark Names Five Trends Influencing Meetings in 2020
Benchmark this week released a list of five trends that will transform meetings in 2020, as observed by its national portfolio of meeting properties.
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Best Upselling Bets Research Shows What Guests Spend Extra On
Upselling is a must if you would like to provide your guests with that little bit extra that will make them prefer your hotel to Airbnb and other short-stay apartments. It also generates extra revenue, so when you do it well, it’s a win-win.
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HHS Defends Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Negotiated Rates
Patients deserve to know how much their hospital care will cost before they receive care, HHS argued in a brief filed Tuesday in response to a lawsuit challenging the agency's price transparency rule.
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Hospitals Must Be Innovative with RN Workforce Amid Boom in Nurse Practitioners
As the number of nurse practitioners continues to grow in the U.S., hospitals and health systems must adapt to the changing registered nurse workforce that comes as a result, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
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Low-Value Services' Prevalence Varies Across Regions
Residents who live in the north and southeast are more likely to receive a low-value healthcare service than those living in western and Midwestern states, according to a new analysis.
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Federal Court Says HHS Can't Limit Fees for 3rd-Party Access to Patient Records
Providers and companies will no longer be limited to the fees they are allowed to charge when a patient requests to send their health data to a third party after HHS changed its policy last week.
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New Form I-9 Required by May 1
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new Form I-9 and employers must begin using it by May 1, the agency announced Jan. 31.
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How to Leverage AI to Upskill Employees
One of the largest economic revolutions of our time is unfolding around us. Technology, innovation and automation are redrawing the career paths of millions of people. Most headlines focus on the negative, i.e. machines taking our jobs.
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Coronavirus Fears at Work: What Employers Need to Know
News reports of deaths and illnesses from the rapidly spreading coronavirus get scarier every day. Millions of people are being quarantined. Foreign companies and governments are evacuating their people from hard-hit areas of China where the virus got its start.
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EQ is the Skill You Need in 2020--Here's How to Improve It
Emotional intelligence is one of the most in-demand skills in 2020. That means people with emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, are getting hired and promoted at a faster rate than others.
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