Week of August 28, 2017
In order to stay in line with industry trends and economic ups and downs, salary ranges should be compared to market each year. Adjustments to salary ranges may not be needed every year.

Top 6 Hotel Success Factors

What makes some hotels more successful than others? It is true that the selection of a site, market, brand, and management team are crucial to the success of a property.

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Execs:  Why the Industry Cycle Still Has Some Life Left

Whether you want to call it late-cycle, or "deep in the cycle," the consensus seems to be that these are "uncharted waters," according to a roundtable of hotel deal-makers assembled to discuss the state of the hotel industry and transactions climate.

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New Hyatt Deal Makes Even Bigger Bet On Wellness

Hyatt Hotels Corp. on Tuesday announced a deal for an undisclosed price that furthers its commitment to wellness initiatives and adjacent spaces by acquiring the Exhale brand, which operates 25 storefronts devoted to addressing mind and body through spa and fitness.

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Using Loyalty Programs as a Tool for Brand Education

An old school sales technique that today is considered somewhat exploitative and sleazy may in fact help you shed some light on how to improve your loyalty program.

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4 Strategies to Reduce ER Overcrowding

Overcrowded emergency rooms are common in hospitals across the country. But several key strategies unite the facilities that are most effectively tackling this problem, according to a new study.

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Why Is hospital CEO Turnover So High?  B.E. Smith's SVP of Senior Executive Search Mark Madden Weighs-In

For the third consecutive year, hospital CEO turnover held steady at 18 percent in 2017, according to an American College of Healthcare Executives' report.

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Providers Still Largely in the Dark About MACRA as a Reporting Deadline Nears

NueMD's 2017 industry survey measuring how knowledgeable healthcare professionals are about MACRA indicates that with just over a month to go until physicians must start reporting, at least half of providers are not familiar with the law.

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White House Blocks EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

New compensation reporting requirements for employers will not go into effect as planned, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that initially implemented those new requirements.

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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Costs Employers

It's no secret that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims based on disability cost employers plenty-and it's not just the dollars awarded in damages (although, admittedly, some jury awards are eye-popping). It's the expense of litigation.

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Automation Can Free Up HR, But Where Do You Draw the Line?

Employees can log on to their company's Intranet - day or night - to find out how much coverage they have for outpatient surgery, or pull up a smartphone app to challenge a colleague to a three-mile run through the company's wellness program.  

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Yes, One Word Can Create a Hostile Work Environment--Especially, if It's This Word

All it takes is a single "extreme isolated act of discrimination" by a manager or supervisor to get your company sued for creating a hostile work environment, a court just ruled.

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