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Many business owners find it to be a huge challenge to attract and retain a group of talented and hardworking employees that are loyal to the company and its mission. Finding high caliber employees with advanced skills to complete important jobs within a company is a challenge that not only exists in today's marketplace, but one that business owners have had to navigate for years.

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Do Robots Have a Real Future in the Hospitality Industry?
Starwood's Aloft Hotels announced earlier this month the introduction of a robot "Boltr" to aid check-ins and deliver items to guest rooms. Royal Caribbean followed suit with the announcement of robot bartenders on its newest ship Quantum of the Seas.
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Why is Hotel Reputation Management So Important for Hoteliers Today?
Barely any other industry is likewise affected by the impact of Reputation Management as the hospitality industry. People all over the world use to perform online travel research before booking an accommodation. User generated content, as reviews or feedback, grew to a major decision factor for customers.
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Hotels Tap On-The-Go Busines Clients With Capsule Stay
Business travellers never had it so good with top hotels offering hard-to-resist schemes.  They have always offered lazy brunches and late check-outs, but now, there are even check-in facilities for a few hours for travellers.  Capsule stay, or day concept, is fast catching up in India.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Healthcare Expert Explains How Hospitals Can Help Patients Manage Costs
A growing number of consumers are grappling with high out-of-pocket healthcare costs even as the uninsured rate in the U.S. declines, according to an article from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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Women Make Up 80% Of Health Care Workers-But

The health care industry is powered by women. 

More than 76% of hospital employees-women. 

More than 77% of people who work in doctors' offices-women.  More than 88% of home health workers-women. 

But the industry's key decision-makers ... are typically men.
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Best Practices Don't Matter. Here's What Does.
Healthcare is an industry obsessed with best practices. And for good reason. Our costs are growing almost uncontrollably, and quality is highly variable from hospital to hospital, department to department and physician to physician. It makes sense, then, that organizations seeking to improve a measure would look to those who are top performers and emulate their processes.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
High-Achieving Men And Women Are Described Differently In Reviews
Does gender play a role in the type of feedback an employee receives at review time? We had a linguist crunch the numbers.
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Ask Your Employees These Four Simple Questions To Elicit Productive Feedback
As an entrepreneur or executive, you often get caught up in the "bigger picture" and the intricacies of your leadership role. But by doing so, it is possible to become disconnected from the day-to-day operations of your business, particularly your impact on employees, customers and suppliers.
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Court Rules That FedEx Employees Are FedEx Employees
FedEx has been pretending that their employees are "independent contractors" even though they are FedEx employees. Just in time for Labor Day, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that FedEx's employees (in California and Oregon, and likely many states with similar employee-protection laws) are FedEx's employees, ruling that, "... we hold that plaintiffs are employees as a matter of law."
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