Week of February 26, 2017
How can human resources contribute to innovation?  How can we turn new ideas into reality, break old paradigms, and step outside of the box with new solutions to old problems?  

How Digital and Human Factors Contribute to Improving the Customer Experience

Technology has developed so rapidly in the last decade, and it is assumed that the following few decades will be all about understanding the relationship between humans and technology.

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5 Trends for Hoteliers to Have a Strong 2018

Over the course of a year, trends come and go, especially within the digital travel advertising landscape. Nevertheless, here we highlight 5 key trends that will lead to a successful marketing strategy for hoteliers in the new year.

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Airbnb Plus:  New Luxury Service Offers Standardized, Hotel-Like Stays

Home-sharing giant Airbnb announced a new service, Airbnb Plus, this morning, part of a long-awaited strategy announcement, as well as confirmation that the room-sharing service seeks to promote higher-quality, more hotel-like experiences.

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This Is How Airbnb Plans to Win Over Hotels

Oh, how times have changed. Instead of feeling threatened by Airbnb, some hotels are being wooed by the company. Online travel agencies, on the other hand, are about to get a taste of what it feels like to be disrupted by the likes of Airbnb.

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The Airbnb Effect:  Cheaper Rooms for Travelers, Less Revenue for Hotels

Airbnb is revolutionizing the lodging market by keeping hotel rates in check and making additional rooms available in the country's hottest travel spots during peak periods when hotel rooms often sell out and rates skyrocket, a new study shows.

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Researchers Say EHR Adoption Doesn't Cut Hospital Billing Costs:  5 Study Findings

In a large academic health system using an EHR, billing and insurance costs can range from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for inpatient surgical care, according to a study published in JAMA.

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One-Third of Physicians at Major U.S. Hospitals Are 'Burned Out'

The nation could cut wasteful healthcare spending by following a set of recommendations from leading health policy experts, according to a Texas think tank.

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Healthgrades announces 'America's Best Hospitals' for 2018

Healthgrades released  its rankings for America's 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2018 Feb. 27. The hospitals on the list represent the top 1 percent and 2 percent of healthcare facilities in the nation, respectively.

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8 Ways to Cut Healthcare Costs

The nation could cut wasteful healthcare spending by following a set of recommendations from leading health policy experts, according to a Texas think tank.

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Most Employees Think Their Wellness Programs Are Working, but Employees Disagree

While more than half of employers (56%) believe their wellness programs have encouraged employees to live a healthier lifestyle, only 32% of employees agree, new research from Willis Towers Watson (WTW) shows.

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If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does it Help or Hurt?

Laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their past compensation before making a salary offer are gaining momentum, aimed at reducing pay disparities and other obstacles confronting women and minorities.

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Tips for Navigating Recent ACA Penalties

At the tail-end of 2017, we reported the IRS' plans for dishing out penalties against employers for failing to comply with the shared responsibility (i.e., "employer mandate") rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...tips on how employers can navigate the IRS penalty process under the ACA.

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2nd Circuit Rules Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed course, ruling on February 26 that discrimination based on sexual orientation amounts to discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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