Week of November 6, 2017
If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's a duck. In other words, if you are treating the 'independent contractor' like an employee...then the 'independent contractor' is most likely an employee.

What the Numbers Say about Current, Future Hotel Trends

From performance data to transaction volume and consumer spending trends, analysts at the 2017 Lodging Conference gave their perspectives on factors that will affect the hotel industry over the short and long term.

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For Hoteliers, Attracting Talented Workers Requires Clarity

With all of the change in the hospitality industry in the last two decades, it's nice to know that certain things remain the same.

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Hospitality Financial Leadership--Using EFTE's

Management thinker Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that "you can't manage what you can't measure." Drucker means that you can't know whether or not you are successful unless success is defined and tracked.

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11 Things That Five-Star Hotels Are Not Telling You

For every industry, there are trade secrets. Guarded, but somehow always accessible if you are smart enough.

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4-in-10 Health Care Professionals Work when They're Sick, Risking Patients

A new study suggests that health care professionals should heed their own advice: Stay home when sick.

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4 Reasons Why U.S. Health Care Is So Expensive

Health care spending in the United States increased by about $933.5 billion between 1996 and 2013, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. More than half of this surge was a result of generally higher prices for health care services.

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Chicago Hospital Sues Leapfrog for Defamation

Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago is suing Leapfrog for defamation, alleging the hospital ratings agency knowingly used incorrect information to lower the hospital's letter grade for patient safety, according to the Cook County Record.

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Hospital Organization Culture Impacts Patient Care

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack-also known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-making heart disease the number one killer in America. And whether a person lives or dies may depend on the hospital at which they are treated.

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Preventing Workplace Violence:  More Important Now than Ever

Violence in society - and the workplace in particular - is on the upswing. The prevalence of active shooter incidents drives home the fact that preventing workplace violence must be a top priority of HR managers across all industries.

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How High-Touch Tools Help Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Employers can give workers anniversary lunches, recognition ceremonies, holiday parties and employee picnics. But, increasingly, workers stick around longest with an employer that cares about their physical and emotional well-being... 

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Why a Dedicated Employee Benefit Administrator Is Important

Years ago, it was the human resource department's duty to explain employee benefits and assist employees with enrolling in their group plans. Things were usually straightforward and plans were easy to understand.

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2017 Health Insurance Premium Increases Higher than Average

A new survey conducted among over 20,000 health plans and over 11,000 employers of all sizes-representing over 2.5 million employees-reports that premium renewal rates for employer sponsored health insurance rose an average of 6.6% in 2017.

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