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It is valuable for HR to gain a strong understanding and appreciation for the value of good annual budgeting.  In most companies, employee costs constitute the majority of fixed costs and therefore the HR budget contains key and critical elements of the overall company budget.
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Hilton Partners With Uber To Expand Digital
Hilton guests can set Uber 'Ride Reminders,' automated notifications to request Uber rides to and from the hotel. Additionally, the partnership is creating added benefits for Hilton HHonors members. 
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Best Western Announces Expansion of Vib Boutique Hotel Brand
Best Western International announced on Monday that it has signed deals for five new Vib boutique hotels.
(Travel Pulse)   Read the complete article
Avoid 'Profitable Mediocrity' With These Tips
For most lodging companies, 2015 has so far been another year of record RevPAR growth. Even most of those who had budgeted aggressively are finding they are at or close to achieving their numbers. As this period of robust growth has continued for several years now, the conditions are perfect for the insidious spread of what I call "profitable mediocrity
(Hotel News Now)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
Florida Hospital Hits Health First With Antitrust Lawsuit For Trying To Monopolize Cancer Care Market
The lawsuit, filed in Circuit Court in Brevard County, aims to block Health First from acquiring Space Coast Cancer Center, which operates three Brevard County locations. 
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Fitch: For-profit Hospital Industry Seeing Less Immediate Benefits Of ACA - 7 Key Takeaways
Benefits of the Affordable Care Act are beginning to taper off for the for-profit hospital sector, according to Fitch Ratings' recent report. Here are seven key takeaways from Fitch's report.
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Survey Reveals 3 Differences Between Millennial & Baby Boomer Healthcare Consumers
Although baby boomers currently consume more healthcare resources than any other generation, the shift to value-based care and preventive medicine means healthcare providers need to better understand and reach millennial patients as well.
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Human Resources
The Real Value of Employee Passion
The anchors and drivers that account for their passion are deeply ingrained in their unique individual personalities. For example, a person who is self-driven is motivated by autonomy, creativity, and clarity on sense of purpose. A person who is motivated when they receive the required support from their organization-is motivated by recognition, meaningful work, and mastery.
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Wal-Mart Cuts Some Workers' Hours After Pay Raise Boosts Costs
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees' wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.
(Bloomberg)  Read the complete article
The Four Best Productivity Tricks I Learned At Google
Conquergood got a chance to experience the productivity and workflow in one of the world's most successful companies.  "Google's whole mission is to organize the world's information," she says. "They do that internally as well." 
(Fast Company)  Read the complete article
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