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This article highlights three HR Programs that may just be worth consideration at this time.  None of these three programs are brand new ideas but each has continued to gain popularity.  All programs have pros and cons associated with them and organizations need to consider the positive and the negative impacts to both their organization and their employee population before implementing any new program. 

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Atlantic City Revel Casino Workers Vote To Unionize: Will That Help, Or Hurt?
Employees of ailing businesses face a very difficult choice when voting whether to unionize: there are obvious benefits to having a collective voice, but no one wins if the place goes out of business, either.  
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Why Hilton, Marriott, and Choice are Buying Up Boutique Hotels
Are quirky upscale properties the hotel industry's new thing? Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR  ) kicked off June by announcing its plans to add 20 properties to its Autograph boutique brand by the end of the year. On the same day, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT  ) launched its new Curio brand, which will consist of "upper-tier, independent" properties around the U.S. 
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Will That Be a 6-Bedroom Suite or Just a Couch?
Private elevators, personal shopping assistants, six-bedroom suites with their own postal codes. Even helipads. This is what the super-rich have come to expect from hotels.
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America's Most-Underrated Export: Good, Cheap Hotels
The writer and academic Gerald Early once claimed that there were only three things people would remember about American culture two millennia from now: the Constitution, jazz, and baseball. "These are the most beautiful things this culture's ever created."
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Healthcare Competition Policy Needs a Makeover, Says Policy Analyst
The healthcare system features a unique blending of subsidies and regulations that make it difficult to fabricate a comprehensive and effective competition policy, says William M. Sage, MD, JD, a healthcare policy expert at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Healthcare's Big Challenge: How To Measure Value
"To assess value, we need to measure value in the way people who get care are treated," he said. "The goal is to measure what happens to the whole person across time and across space."
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108 Hospitals, Health Systems That Are Great Places to Work
The following hospitals and health systems were named by Becker's Hospital Review to the edition of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Seattle Increases Minimum Wage To $15.00 Per Hour Over Several Years
Seattle, Washington has enacted groundbreaking legislation that, over several years, will phase in a $15.00 per hour minimum wage, the nation's highest for private employers who do not contract with governmental entities.1  Although a handful of states have recently enacted incremental increases in the minimum wage,2 Seattle's new ordinance, passed unanimously by its nine member City Council and signed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on June 3, takes the concept much further and could signal a national trend leading to similar increases being considered by other large cities.   
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Survey Finds 7% Of Employers Resorting To Exchanges
A widely followed survey by Aflac has found that 7 percent of businesses offered employees health insurance through the new federal and state government exchanges or have signed up to offer benefits through a private exchange. 
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Most Employers To Keep Health Benefits For Workers But Some May Drop Spouses: Survey
Most employers will continue to offer health care coverage to their employees, but some will eliminate coverage for employees' spouses, according to a survey released Monday. 
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10 Steps To A Millenial-Friendly Wellness Program
An Aon Hewitt study reveals another way to create a Millennial-friendly culture-help them manage their health. Dr. Carmella Sebastian, also known as "Dr. Carm" and "The Wellness Whisperer," says smart companies will heed this advice in light of the coming workplace demographic shift.
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