Week of September 30, 2019
Does your organization have a non-compete agreement in place? If so, has it been reviewed recently? Non-compete agreements are driven by state laws. Over the past year, there have been a few states that have changed their laws, with changes taking effect next year.
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New Study Reveals Technology Investment Priorities for Hotels
According to a new survey of more than 1,200 hoteliers by Expedia Group chain hotels1 are nearly twice as likely as small independent properties2 to prioritize technology investment.
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Leaving an Impression of Increase
The promise of personalized guest experience is a much-used term these days and a growing trend in what is considered the opportunity for success within the industry.
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Gen Zers and Millennials are More Driven by Travel Perks than Older Generations
Gen Zers and millennials are twice as likely as their older counterparts to consider perks as the most significant factor when selecting a new travel and hospitality brand (10 percent compared to 5 percent), according to a new study by Yes Marketing.
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Oldie but Goodie: Why Replying to Reviews Is Still the Key to a Successful Online Reputation
By now, we all know that reviews impact a traveler's booking decision. Numbers and studies vary, but in general, hoteliers know that not paying attention to ratings, reviews, and opinions of guests will cost them bookings, revenue, and a good reputation.
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The Las Vegas Strip Is Heating Up
Don't look now, but the Las Vegas Strip may be the hottest spot in gambling. It's not the biggest -- a title that belongs to Macao -- but the Las Vegas Strip is growing faster than Macao or the very profitable Singapore casino market at the moment.
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New Round of Medicare Readmission Penalties Hits 2,583 Hospitals
Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.
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Hospitals Are Buying Up Housing Units, Helping 'Stranded' Patients Find a Home
One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years – a hospital record of 1,558 days.
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Medicare ACOs lowered spending by $739M
The Medicare Shared Savings Program saved $739 million in 2018 when including shared savings bonuses and shared loss payments, according to new data released by CMS.
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Disruption or Integration? Fitbit's Health Leader Discusses the Role of Wearables in Healthcare
There's little evidence wellness apps and fitness trackers help consumers reach their health goals, but that hasn't stopped wearables companies from being bullish on the U.S. healthcare industry.
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As the Workplace Ditches Formality, HR Finds Its New Function
Employers are loath to change, giving HR an opportunity to establish cultural shifts as a business imperative — and itself as a strategic partner.
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Generational Differences Offer Unique Opportunities for Employers
Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Gen Zs, oh my! The workplace has become a “melting pot” of diverse workers from all different age groups, and though some may fear a disconnect among workers, new research finds this is not the case.
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Employee Engagement: How to Keep Your Top Performers
Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges in talent management. But meeting that challenge is worth it. Keep your best workers engaged and you’ll keep them working for you.
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Struggling to Retain Millennials and Gen Z? Here Are 4 Reasons Why
If you’re struggling to retain Millennial and Gen Z employees, you’re not alone. Millennials and Gen Z are far more critical and demanding of their employers than previous generations.
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