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The use of sub-contractors, temporary staffing, leased employees and independent contractors can provide employers with quick temporary staffing and reduce benefits and payroll costs. However, the employer client can be considered a joint employer with the leasing or temporary agency when they share certain key employment terms such as the ability to hire, fire or discipline the workers, affect their compensation and benefits, and direct and supervise their performance.  

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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Blurred Segment Offerings Affect Development
It's not as easy as it once was to define the differences between select-service and full-service hotels. Brand executives and developers are reaching consensus on when it makes sense to go beyond established brand standards. 
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The Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse
These four ever-present issues are what I see as the four largest problems we hoteliers will need to confront within the next decade. As I present the hypothetical "Four Horsemen of the Hotel Apocalypse," let's keep in mind that not only has the idea of the biblical Four Horsemen changed over time, but so too will the four main detractors to our industry's current practices. 
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Millennials Matter, but Generation C is the Holy Grail
A recent study by Google concludes that Gen C are avid consumers, enthusiastic early adopters, and passionate brand advocates, and when brands figure out the right way to engage them, they can become the biggest spenders, the most vocal supporters and the most influential opinion formers.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Survey Shows 51% Of Hospital Systems Achieved ROI From Value-Based Payment Models
A recent survey  conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association found 51 percent of healthcare financial executives have seen positive return on investment from value-based payment models.
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11 Things To Know About The MSSP ACO Final Rule
CMS released its final rule for accountable care organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program Thursday. Here are 11 key final actions stated in the rule.
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Top 10 Sentinel Events In 2014
The most common sentinel event that was reported to the Joint Commission last year was unintended retention of a foreign body. The Joint Commission reviewed 764 total sentinel events in 2014. The following are the top 10 sentinel events that occurred in that time period:
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Top Stories: Human Resources
How To Talk To Team Members About Performance
I trained supervisors for decades and I asked every class what they wanted to learn most. Talking to team members about performance was always at the top of the list. Here's what's likely to work for you because it's worked for hundreds of others. Start by laying the groundwork.
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5 Rules of the Modern Workplace
The old rules of work applied to an economy of factories and offices, a world of "standard," stable employment with large employers, over careers with more or less predictable trajectories. The new rules belong to another universe-flexible, precarious, and entrepreneurial, less and less tied to specific times, places, and employers.
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The 4 Types of Productivity Styles
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to productivity. Instead, we need personalized approaches. This means employing work strategies that align with our own cognitive styles, and allocating efforts in a way that suits our strengths and preferences.  
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