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Remote Work: 5 Best Practices for Effective Teambuilding
The maxim “All we have to fear is staying” also applies to the preventive approach that hospitality leaders must implement very quickly to ensure due diligence.
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Hotel Industry Crisis: 8 Do's and Don'ts for Distressed Hotels
As the COVID-19 crisis grows in the US and elsewhere outside China, hotels and restaurants are among the businesses hardest hit. In select markets like Seattle and San Francisco, hotels are reporting single digit occupancies and crushed ADRs.
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Hotels to Support First Responders and Provide Housing Through Industry-Wide Initiative
In an effort to support communities across the country during this unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced a new initiative, Hotels for Hope, to connect hotel properties with the health community struggling to find housing and support as the COVID-19 public health crisis grows.
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How Should Hotels Set Room Rates Now and After the Coronavirus Crisis?
Granted, this crisis is unprecedented. Yet hotels worldwide can learn lessons from how hotels have faced regional shutdowns, such as in Asia-Pacific in recent months, in Las Vegas after the shooting rampage, and elsewhere after hurricanes and financial crises. Managing room rates and marketing offers is critical to making the most of a rebound in demand.
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Even with Billions from Congress, Hospitals Set to Lose Over $1K per COVID-19 Case
Even with billions in new funding in a Senate emergency package agreed to early Wednesday, hospitals could still lose more than $1,000 per COVID-19 patient, according to a new report, the latest sign of an industry facing big losses amid the pandemic.
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Hospitals Get $130B in Massive Stimulus Deal as Facilities Face COVID-19
Hospitals and community health centers will get $130 billion in a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help meet the skyrocketing increases of COVID-19 cases.
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How This Hospital Is Fighting the Spread of Misinformation During COVID-19 Outbreak
On the border of Washington state, one of the areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, Astoria, Ore.-based Columbia Memorial Hospital is working all day long to ensure staff have the necessary equipment and information to keep patients safe.
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Hospitals Turn to Remote Monitoring Tools to Free Up Beds for the Sickest Coronavirus Patients
Desperate to free up beds for only the sickest Covid-19 patients, hospitals nationwide are weighing the use of new technologies to monitor patients from their homes.
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Remote Work: 5 Best Practices for Effective Teambuilding
Just because your team is not operating in a single, centralized location does not mean you can’t develop strong bonds between collaborators. In fact, a distributed setup offers an array of possibilities to root team spirit in your company through processes, traditions, and events.
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401K Coronavirus Concerns for Human Resources Departments
The Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic will have a significant and negative impact on our industry. As a business owner, you might have to make unfortunate decisions as they pertain to staff—and yes, layoffs—so it will impact your 401k plan.
(401K Specialist) Read More
5 Things to Know About the New Coronavirus Paid Leave Law
U.S. small businesses and their employees are living through unprecedented times. As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, many are concerned with the day-to-day as state and local governments close or otherwise restrict business operations to halt the spread of the disease.
(HR Dive) Read More
5 Ways the COVID-19 Crisis Will Transform HR's Role
Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures.
(HR Morning) Read More
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