Week of April 26, 2018
Compensation plays a critical role in organizations' ongoing and increasingly challenging efforts to attract, retain, and motivate a talented workforce.  Compensation design and management play a vital role in aligning employee behavior with business objectives.   

Airbnb Wants to Conquer the Travel Itinerary

If there are any hospitality researchers our there reading this, I'd love to see a poll that asks hotel managers what they think of Airbnb.

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How to Promote Your Hotel to Bleisure Travelers

A large number of hotels have come up with all kinds of specific packages targeted at their potential business clients who want to explore leisure facilities, too.

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Dropping the Desk from the Front Desk

As technology continues to disrupt nearly every aspect of a hotel's operations, one in particular that is about due for a serious upgrade is the front desk.

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The Outlook for U.S. Hotel Profits in 2018

Since 2014, U.S. lodging industry owners and operators have seen a steady decline in the pace of revenue growth. In 2014, rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR) increased by a healthy 8.2 percent according to STR.

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CMS Releases 2019 IPPS proposed rule: 10 things to know

CMS filed its annual Medicare inpatient payment update April 24, which would increase payments to hospitals next year and follow through on some of the administration's top healthcare promises, including more price transparency for patients, reduced administrative burden on providers and a greater emphasis on interoperability.  

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Many MIPS Measures Not Valid, ACP Finds

An analysis performed by an influential physicians' group found that many components of Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) fall short of the goal of improving patient care, with some of these metrics even raising potential risks for older patients.

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Study:  Nearly Three-Quarters of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted by Bacteria

In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71% of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals, according to a new study.

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Five Hospitals Progress from "F" to a First-time "A" in the Nation's Leading Scorecard on Hospital Errors, Accidents, and Infections

The Leapfrog Group announced today the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, finding signs hospitals are making progress in reducing avoidable deaths from errors and infections.

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How Millennials and "Summer Fridays" Are Weighing On Wages

This economic cycle has featured record stock market rallies and record corporate profits. And yet, by the metric most important to many Americans, it's been a disappointment.

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The Workplace Is Fundamentally Changing--Here Are the 10 Biggest Trends for 2018

The report shows how the world of work is changing to be more personalized and connected, with formal hierarchies breaking down to be replaced by networks of teams.

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How Big Data Can Make a Big Difference in HR

Big data has become a necessity for many businesses, but some human resources managers don't rely on it because they see their role as something different: connecting to the employees and the company.

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How Employers Can Better Negotiate with Their Healthcare Partners

Employers can best navigate the current healthcare system by reviewing up-to-date medical information to stay ahead of the curve, panelists at the National Business Group on Health's (NBGH) Business Health Agenda 2018 said.

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