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Mergers and acquisitions are extremely challenging and even chaotic events.    Therefore, it is critical that everyone involved has a clear understanding of their role in the process. Mergers and acquisitions have become the norm in the business world and are often necessary for survival.  Almost every major company in the US today has or will experience a major acquisition.  
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
The Most Innovative Hotel Designs In The World
Whereas cookie-cutter consistency once was a selling point for the uninformed masses, today's more sophisticated travelers want localization in their hotel offerings. 
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Disrupting The Traditional Hotel Model
Arrive Hotels' concept is built around ditching traditional hotel services, like the front desk and room phones, and replacing them with technology we use in everyday life, like texting, with the purpose of giving guests a comfortable and easy stay stripped of stodgy hotel formalities.
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Millennial employees: New method, same mission
In today's hospitality industry we work with a broader age range of individuals than ever before. This is due in part to the fact that the older of those among us, either due to necessity or merely an interest in staying active and earning extra money, are extending their work lives.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
How To Combat The Most Common Excuse In Healthcare
They likely came from physicians who received less-than-satisfactory performance results - whether it's surgical complication rates, cost and utilization rates, or patient outcomes. As a healthcare leader, these words seem like a knee-jerk reaction to shift blame elsewhere.
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Hospitals Still Lead In Healthcare Job Growth
Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month. Hospitals have created over 117,000 jobs in the first nine months of this year alone.
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For Nurses, Compassionate Scheduling through Predictive Analytics
Job satisfaction in nursing can be aggravated by the daily challenges of staffing and scheduling at many healthcare facilities. Most nurses can tell doleful stories about mandatory floating to unfamiliar units, assignment of non-nursing tasks, last-minute shift cancellations, unwanted overtime and the frustration of trying to schedule a family vacation a few months into the future.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Engaged, Happy ... And Looking to Leave
New data from Mercer, however, suggests that even some of your happiest, most satisfied people may have one eye on the exits.
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Overcoming the Silent Epidemic
To lead a business means not just chasing a bigger bottom line; it also means caring for and supporting the employees who will get you there. That is why we train and assist our people with career development, workplace conflicts, and personal problems. 
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Telecommuting Isn't Always a Win-Win Situation
A growing number of companies offer work-from-home options even though there is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of this approach, the study authors said.
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