Week of March 11, 2019
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? 
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Airbnb Uups Its Game in Hospitality Biz with Hotel Tonight Acquisition
Airbnb has inked a deal to acquire HotelTonight, an app specializing in finding hotel rooms at the last minute, ideally at a discount. The acquisition represents Airbnb's latest foray into the more traditional side of the hospitality business.
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8 Ideas for Hotel Management That Will Boost Your Business
Travelling is gaining more and more speed – there are more freelancers now than ever and people have more time on hands to enjoy travelling. You need to get creative and follow the pulse of the new demands on the market.
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Personalizing the Big Business of Weddings
I know it may seem obvious, but two things are true about our wedding clientele: One, it's their day and in almost all cases the bride (and, but perhaps less so, the groom) will be very clear on the type of day she imagines.
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Why You Should Fire Most Hospitality Employees the First Week
Have you ever dated the wrong person? You likely dated that person longer than either of you wished. What if you had set that person free after the first five dates?
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Maximize Incremental Revenues Before Guests Arrive
Think about to how well your hotel performed during the romantic Valentine’s Day period. Then think about what’s on the books for the upcoming spring break stretch.
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Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal: 6 Things to Know
The White House is calling for a significant cut in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services in 2020, even as it plans to ramp up investments in HIV research, the opioid epidemic and other policy priorities.
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Cleveland Clinic CEO: Violence 'Epidemic' Happening in Hospitals Nationwide--4 Takeaways
Incidents of workplace violence in the healthcare space between 2002 and 2013 were four times more common, on average, than in private industry overall, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited by Crain's Cleveland Business.
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Hospitals Could Sustain 10% Cut Under Medicare Public Option Proposals: Report
If the U.S. were to pursue a Medicare public option proposal, it could "decimate" insurance coverage as it looks today and result in a nearly 10% cut to U.S. hospitals, leaders from two top hospital organizations said in a call with reporters on Tuesday.
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Healthcare Innovation - 10 Recent Examples of Powerful Innovation in Healthcare
AI, design thinking, robotics and big data have made a splash across all industries, but perhaps their greatest impact is in healthcare. As technology and innovation have grown in the healthcare field, hospitals and startups have found amazing ways to improve their offerings and revolutionize the industry.
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Keys to Effective Succession Planning: Talent Management Special Report
Are changes in your market forcing a change in strategy that will demand new talent? Have one or more of your long-time stars started thinking about moving to a competitor or retiring?
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10 Smart Ways HR Departments Can Leverage Workforce Analytics
Big data has been shifting marketing and organizational methodologies across almost every sector of business. With so much information available, it is up to the savvy entrepreneur to use it in the business’ best interest, including in relation to the HR department.
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ADA Prohibits Bias Against Employees Who Are 'Regarded As' Disabled
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of their disabilities. A covered disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
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New Overtime Salary Threshold Proposal Would Cover 1.3 Million More Workers
The Department of Labor is considering a new $35,000 threshold for overtime pay, a determination that will no doubt face legal challenges.
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