Week of June 12, 2017
Voters in four states Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington approved ballot measures that will raise their state minimum wage by between 43% and 60% over the next few years.

How Search Engine Marketing Can Jumpstart Your Hotel's Direct Bookings

With 89% of travelers using search engines for purchase decisions, a strong Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategy is imperative for hoteliers. Last year alone, the US travel industry spent $5.7 billion on digital advertising with 55% of that spend going to Search.

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Radically Reinventing the Luxury Hotel to Compete With Airbnb

"I might fall asleep!" Ian Schrager exclaims as he sinks into a plush, mossy green velvet sofa in The Public, the 70-year-old hotelier's latest venture: a $300-million bet on the luxury hotel of the future.

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Hilton Debuts Its Tru Brand in Oklahoma City

Hilton has opened the first of its new midscale brand-Tru by Hilton-in Oklahoma City. The debut of the first Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport hotel marks another milestone.

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Hotel Sales Best Practices For the Era of Electronic Inquiries

As anyone who has worked in the profession of hotel sales and catering sales for 10 or more years knows, the skill-set required to be a top performer is quite different these days.

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10 Healthcare Rules Patients Staff Say Should Be Broken

Healthcare organizations can take specific action to mitigate the burden of unnecessary regulations without sparking political battles or slogging through policy changes, according to a viewpoint published in JAMA.

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Nearly a Third of World Overweight, Risking Illness and Death

Nearly a third of the world's population is obese or overweight and an increasing number of people are dying of related health problems in a "disturbing global public health crisis," a study said on Monday.

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Hospital Impact:  For Healthcare Leaders, It Pays to Have a High Social IQ

Earlier this month, I reached my 4,000th connection on LinkedIn. That does not make me an expert on social media.

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Top 10 Costliest Medical Conditions in 2016

Multimillion-dollar stop-loss claims rose 68 percent between 2013 and 2016 for Wellesley, Mass.-based Sun Life Financial, according to its fifth annual 2017 Sun Life Stop-Loss research report.

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Arizona Paid Sick Leave Law Is Almost Upon Us!

If you have an existing PTO policy, you must decide if you will run this "inside" the existing PTO policy or as a separate policy.

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Signaling end of Overtime Rule, DOL Will Seek Public Input for New Rule

President Trump's Secretary of Labor said Wednesday that he will soon formally request the public's input on new overtime regulations.

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4 Key HR Processes You Should Automate Now

There is no denying that some HR processes require the finesse of the human touch, but HR functions today are being unnecessarily bogged down by tasks that could be automated.

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In 'Extremely Significant' Move, Appeals Court Revives Sexual Orientation Suit

A federal appeals court may soon deepen the divide on a question that has recently plagued the courts: whether federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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