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State and City minimum wage increases continue to make front page news. An unprecedented number of cities and counties have moved to adopt higher local minimum wages. In addition, cities are proposing substantially higher wage levels than in past years. 
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 Avoid These 7 Phrases For Hotelier Success
Avoiding these words can build more goodwill-more "ubuntu"-with guests and colleagues, and that can build a more professional, more productive, more profitable organization.
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 18 Ways to Boost Hotel Bookings and Get More Revenue
Today's post will briefly lift you out of the trenches by providing you with 18 tips that'll help you get more bookings and boost your hotel revenue. Take a look at a map of the whole battlefield and find out where your strongest and weakest points are.
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 Why the Online Bookings Power Shift Is More Manageable Than Hotels Think
Online distribution is growing at a faster pace than the entire travel market. The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) estimates 480 online bookings are made every minute, across the US, alone. It's a fascinating statistic that emphatically demonstrates how much the hotel industry has changed over recent years.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
 Why Hospitals Switch EHR Vendors & How To Handle The Aftermath
Selecting and implementing an EHR is a serious commitment. Hospitals and health systems invest multiple years and millions of dollars in these systems that serve as the lynch pin of how health data is stored and shared. But, not all commitments stand the test of time. What happens when an organization decides to look elsewhere for an EHR vendor?
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 3 Ways Election Day 2015 Will Affect Healthcare
Midterm elections have come and gone without much thunder on the national level, but the results could have a few ramifications in local healthcare markets.  Here is a breakdown of the election results that will influence healthcare.
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 How The Word 'Meeting' Is Undermining Productivity
Many organizations recognize an abundance of meetings severely limits time for actual work, but it is sometimes difficult to determine what information needs to be delivered in an in-person setting and when an email will suffice. According to Mr. Pittampalli, a more precise, robust definition of a meeting is necessary to have fewer, more purposeful meetings.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 Strong Growth in Jobs May Encourage Fed to Raise Rates
The 271,000 jump in payrolls reported by the Labor Department on Friday was much more robust than expected and suggested that economic growth had enough momentum to allow the central bank to begin its move away from the ultralow, crisis-level interest-rate policy it has been following for seven years.
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 Uber Drivers to Have Their Day in Court
A California federal judge has set a trial date of June 20, 2016 for a class-action lawsuit that could help decide the employment status of Uber drivers, according to the lawyer representing the plaintiffs.
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 Retaining Senior Managers
New research shows that senior managers are overlooked when it comes to retention efforts. Experts weigh in on ways to keep top talent engaged and in place.
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