Week of March 2, 2020
HOW TO DETERMINE NEW HIRE SALARIES
Without established salary ranges and salary structure, setting a salary can be like spinning the roulette wheel. Most companies have salary offer guidelines based on competitive market data and established salary ranges for positions.


NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB
International Inbound Travel to Plummet 6 Percent Over Next Three Months
The Leading Travel Index (LTI), the predictive component of the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI), projects international inbound travel to the United States will fall 6 percent over the next three months as the coronavirus outbreak continues to roil the global economy.
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Sustainable Tourism: A Long Road Ahead
Every single second more than 30 tourists arrive at their destination worldwide. What is sustainable tourism, why does it matter and what can the travel industry do towards sustainability?
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The Tyranny of Choice
It’s the start of a new decade – the (hopefully) improved roaring ’20s — and I’m glad to be back writing my blog after a short hiatus to discuss trends and paradigms.
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Insurance Limited For Epidemics Such as Coronavirus
Global epidemics such as coronavirus can only be offset in very limited ways by traditional insurance, and despite the good intentions of global organizations to change that, hoteliers and others cannot expect such providers to come to the rescue of plummeting occupancy.
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Smart Strategies to Market Your Hotel Better
The next big season will be upon your hotel before you know it. With the right plan in place (a.k.a marketing mix), you can keep your property at capacity with happy guests.
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Hospitals Face Worries of Supply, Staff Shortages as Coronarvirus Cases Tick Up
Hospitals are racing to prepare as top U.S. health officials warn the spread of the coronavirus will only ramp up in coming days. That includes checking supplies of personal protective equipment, as the FDA this week took steps to free up the supply chain.
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Analysis: One Sure Thing About COVID-19? No Telling How Many People Have It
It has been nearly three months since the first cases of a new coronavirus pneumonia appeared in Wuhan, China, and it is now a global outbreak. And yet, despite nearly 90,000 infections worldwide (most of them in China), the world still doesn’t have a clear picture of some basic information about this outbreak.
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Walmart Health vs. CVS MinuteClinic: 4 Key Differences
Walmart has expanded its footprint in the primary care market in the past six months by opening two standalone health centers in Georgia. The retail giant is changing the way people receive medical care by adopting a different approach than drug stores that have health clinics.
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Helping Seniors Manage Meds After Hospital Reduces Readmission: Study
Helping older people manage their prescribed medicines after they leave the hospital reduces their risk of readmission, researchers say. Many older patients take multiple medicines and these often change after a hospital stay.
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Future of Work: We Are Having the Wrong Conversation
Conversations surrounding the future of work often take a similar bent: The robots are coming, and either they will destroy the modern workplace as we know it or everything will be fine. According to one expert, however, we are having the wrong conversation when it comes to the future of work.
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Diversity, Culture Not Top Strategic Priority for Most Leaders
Both leaders and employees value workplace culture, yet there is a disconnect when it comes to the perception of culture —​ and only a small percentage of "culture makers" are the leaders who actually get it, according to new research.
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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee: How it Impacts Your Business
All employees are divided into two categories: exempt and non-exempt. If you’re unsure which category your employees should be in, we’ll help you figure it out.
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How Gen Z and Millennials Work Differently Than Baby Boomers
Generation Z (ages 18-25), millennials (26-35), and baby boomers (56-65) work side-by-side in the modern workforce. This collaboration does have its benefits, but the varying age groups differ dramatically in work styles, a Comparably report found. 
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