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Benefits Open Enrollment is underway at many lodging and gaming companies across the country.  New federal, state and local government regulations; an increasingly competitive job market; rising cost of benefits; and, new technology application have kept employee benefits managers very challenged over the past several years.  Some of the latest trends impacting Employer benefit plans are discussed in this blog.
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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
The One Thing You Control When it Comes to TripAdvisor Reviews
The influence of reviews on traveler's booking behaviors is well established. Some 95% of travelers consult reviews before making a purchase. And data from TripAdvisor reveals almost all of their visitors consult some 6-12 reviews before purchasing a trip.
Selling: The Three Aspects of Price
"We lost it on price" said Mr. Average Sales 'Professional. "They didn't have the budget" huffed the Sales Rep. "They loved it but just felt we were bad value" said Mz. Understood Sales Manager.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Billy Bush, Harassment and Employer Liability
Dan Rather, who is riding out the sunset of career interviewing musicians on Mark Cuban's cable channel, also has been killing it lately on his Facebook page. He recently posted the following, tipping his hat to an article on The Huffington Post titled, Dangerous Sycophants-Billy Bush in the Workplace
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Wal-Mart Raises Manager Salaries Ahead of Overtime Rule
Wal-Mart raised manager salaries on October 11 to a minimum of $48,500 to get a head start on compliance with the Labor Department's overtime rule, a company spokesman told Bloomberg BNA.
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Recruiting in the Digital Age: Must-have Tools and Tactics for HR
To remain competitive - and even pull ahead in your industry - it's essential your HR department stays ahead of the digital curve. This is no easy task when it seems like new technology and tools pop up every other day. But if you can understand the current trends, you'll have a much stronger ability to keep your recruitment strategy relevant. 
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