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In this article we will focus on monetary rewards. Motivated employees make a difference to the workplace.  They affect the working environment positively as well as improve customer service, sales or production.  So, how can you determine if the salaries you are paying are motivating your workforce?
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
This Is How Marriott Aims to End Scam Bookings
Marriott International has purchased a new top-level domain, to at some point in the future ensure its customers know they are using an official Marriott-branded site.
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New Hotel Fees Include A Charge To Guarantee The Room You Want
The average rate of a hotel stay in the U.S. is expected to increase to $120 this year, a 5% increase over 2014, according to a forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. On top of that, U.S. hotels are expected to collect a record $2.47 billion in extra fees and surcharges, a 5% increase over the record $2.35 billion collected last year.
(Los Angeles Times)   Read the complete article
Science Behind The Latest Hospitality Trends
The latest trends in the hotel industry have helped shape the way we operate and market our hotel products, thus causing the industry to transform from an art to a science. 
(Hotel News Now)   Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
The Art Of Stopping
Stopping something might be the best innovation for a hospital, even if it is uncomfortable to break from the norm.
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Transitioning Into A New Healthcare Model
As the healthcare industry shifts away from the fee-for-service model and into a value-based one, hospital and health system CFOs are faced with a complicated task - making the best financial decisions for their organizations with one foot in the old model and one in the new.
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Survey Finds Major Inconsistencies In Physician Leadership Training
"The survey results demonstrate the timely need to educate and empower physicians as leaders within healthcare organizations," said Paul Keckley, PhD, managing director of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Background Checking Providers - The Green Screen
When it comes to background screening, employers today face dueling challenges: They want to add speed and efficiency to this often cumbersome process but are worried about their ability to adhere to compliance rules, especially when hiring in multiple states or countries.
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Employers Should Prepare Now for ACA Subsidy Appeals
Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage mandate "will have to appeal an unexpectedly large number of errant subsidy certifications in early 2016, while the IRS will be contacting these same employers about taxes purportedly triggered by those errant certifications," 
(SHRM)  Read the complete article
Why Top Fund Managers Want Better HR
Amid a tightening labor market, a growing number of shareholders, managers and researchers have begun paying closer attention to the connection between labor management practices and financial performance.
(Wall Street Journal)    Read the complete article
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