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When money is tight, employers have to get creative when it comes to employee rewards.  Fortunately, there are multiple little to no cost ways to show your employees how much their hard work is valued and appreciated.  Non-monetary compensation includes any benefit or reward that an employee receives from their employer that does not have a tangible value. This includes career and social rewards such as praise and recognition, opportunity for growth, job security, flexible hours, task enjoyment and friendships.  Recognition of accomplishments and regular communication are rated by full and part time office workers among the top non-monetary rewards.  Monetary rewards cannot be replaced but should definitely be supplemented by some or all of these non-monetary rewards and benefits.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Study Proves Dropping Rates Won't Overcome Bad Reviews
"Pricing in a social world: The influence of non-price information on hotel choice," reveals that reviews trump price as the decisive factor in consumer choice. In fact, negative reviews will eliminate a hotel from consideration, regardless of price.
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Hospitality Job Board Hcareers Releases Q3 2013 Hospitality Hiring Report

Today, Hcareers, the leading hospitality recruiting solution for providers and job seekers, released its Q3 2013 Hospitality Hiring Report. Job growth continues for the hospitality sector with a 20 percent increase over Q3 2012.

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The World's Top 10 Best Casinos
Feeling lucky lately? Do you want to try your luck and win some serious cash in the most elegant and luxurious casinos ever? Fulfil that true casino experience in the best casinos the world has ever known.
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Lodging Index Falls In Sept.
The University of New Hampshire Lodging Executives Sentiment Index for September 2013 dropped to 76.8 compared with 78.1 in August 2013. Overall the lodging executives' sentiment for present and future business conditions have weakened slightly compared to last month's robust reporting.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
A New Health Care Workforce
Matching labor supply with service demand is a challenge for many US industries, but perhaps no industry faces greater workforce pressures than health care.
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Data Breach at AHMC Healthcare Affects More Than 700k

The theft of two company laptops from Alhambra, Calif.-based AHMC Healthcare has compromised the protected health information of 729,000 patients.

Security footage showed the laptops were stolen Oct. 12 from a locked, security-patrolled office, according to an AHMC statement.
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More Than 60% of Providers See Opportunity in Bundled Payments
       More than 60 percent of healthcare providers
       believe bundled payments could improve the quality and
       reduce the costs of care provided to patients, according to a
       new poll from KPMG.   KPMG polled 190 healthcare providers
       in a webcast on Oct. 4. Most respondents were hospitals,
       health systems and large-scale physician groups.
Top Stories: Human Resources
What Makes Work Less Stressful? More Money
Are your employees stressed out? Paying them more helps not only their stress levels, but their productivity as well, new research finds.
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8 Scary Truths About Managing Employees

It's a spooky time of year with Halloween right around the corner. But there may be more chilling things taking place in your life than watching your favorite horror flicks or picking out a great costume.

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Strategies for Keeping Health Insurance Costs Down - Without Cutting Benefits
It's a common request from leadership - keep our health insurance costs down, without cutting employee health benefits. Likewise, it's a common struggle for HR professionals. And when you look at the increasing cost of employer-based health insurance, it's not surprising. Here's a look at average annual health insurance premiums since 1999:
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