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Four Seasons CEO Taylor Leaves Company
NOTE: Log In Required. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced on Tuesday that Kathleen Taylor will be leaving her role as CEO, effective immediately. After nearly 25 years with the company, Taylor has no future role planned with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto. 
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Research Shows Benefits of 'Job-Hopping'
NOTE: Log In Required. The process of switching jobs, or "job-hopping," among C-level hospitality executives is both predictable and potentially positive, according to a study by HVS Executive Search published in the February 2013 issue of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.  
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ADA Opens Pools To Disabled Swimmers
Beginning February 4th, most public swimming pools, wading pools and spas must be accessible to disabled people to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Facilities that don't meet the standard may face civil penalties of $55,000.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Health Benefits Big Reason Employees Postpone Retirement

The Employee Benefits Research Institute recently surveyed workers and retirees on how health care benefits factored into the timing of their retirement. The short answer: a lot. Three-quarters of retirees said they worked longer than they would have otherwise to maintain access to their health plan.

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Privacy Is Dying
Who has read the fine print on the back of the HIPAA/Privacy forms we are all required to sign at doctor's offices? Although we, the patient, are guaranteed privacy for our medical data in bold print, the small letters detail well over a dozen reasons why essentially anyone can get at our information.
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Feds Release Proposed Rules for ACA Mandate
The Obama administration on Wednesday published proposed rules explaining how the government would levy the penalties for noncompliance with the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Human Capital Investment Is Fundamental
Over the past two decades, HR executives and corporate strategists have been engaging more deeply. Yet when the conversation reaches the point where corporate strategy asks HR this question so bluntly, it usually indicates the beginning of the end..."So why should this organization invest in human capital?"
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CBO Paints Rosier Economic Picture for 2013
In August 2012, the CBO predicted U.S. economy would shrink by 0.5 percent in 2013, with unemployment hitting 9.1 percent at the end of the year. Now, the office projects growth of 1.4 percent this year, with unemployment at 8.0 percent at the end of the year.
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 Why the Latest Jobs Data Is Cause for Optimism
If you want to understand why the stock markets are doing well, why car and home sales continue to grow, why the U.S. economy continues to perform better than most people think, and why President Obama won the 2012 election, you've got to wade deep into the woods  
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The American Workplace Is About To Get Grayer
Nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 45 and 60 say they plan to delay retirement, according to a report to be released Friday by the Conference Board. That was a steep jump from just two years earlier, when the group found that 42% of respondents expected to put off retirement.
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How to Really Praise Employees
As the research shows, it's important to be specific when praising your employees. Rather than offering general compliments, highlight the specific behavior that you want to encourage, writes Margaret Heffernan. This sort of feedback can motivate employees to keep up the good work, she writes.
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