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The basic employment packages for businesses are based on the needs of baby boomers, a very loyal generation of workers, typically staying with the same company for years and years. Employees of this generation highly value their benefits, such as health insurance, life insurance and vacation time. 
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 HOTELS Exclusive: Arne Sorenson Talks About The Big Deal
On Monday when Marriott International shocked the hotel world by announcing its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, HOTELS had a chance to speak with Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson to review the deal and ask some questions about what the future will hold for what will become the world's biggest hotel company with more than 1 million guest rooms.
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 Deloitte's Vision On Challenges In The Hotel Business
Over the last two decades Online Travel Agents (OTAs) have transformed the hospitality industry. With Google recently becoming an OTA this transformation is far from over.
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 5 Trends Shaping Boutique Hotel Design
"It's about taking spaces and making them multifaceted," she said. "It might be a breakfast area in the morning and then the same space will be a bar in the evening. It's so important to transcend that space and make it work from one to the other."
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Top Stories: Healthcare
 Finance Executives Identify Top Stressors And Offer Outlook For Year Ahead: 10 Findings
The majority of healthcare industry finance executives are increasingly optimistic regarding U.S. economic growth and most financial decision-makers expect to increase their capital expenditures in 2016, according to a recent survey by TD Bank.
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 Slowing Financial Gains From ACA To Affect Smaller Hospitals: 5 Things To Know
Quarterly results from some of the major for-profit hospital operators in the U.S. suggest financial gains from the Affordable Care Act are slowing, according to a recent Bloomberg report.
(Becker's Hospital Review)   Read the complete article
 6 Latest Healthcare Industry Lawsuits, Settlements
From Blue Shield of California suing an ex-executive over confidential company information to the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to review the Affordable Care Act contraception compromise, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 The Productivity Obsession
The consumer appetite for productivity techniques reflects an environment in which work has spilled over from the office to the train, airplane, hotel room, even bed. Productivity tools offer to protect workers from the creep of jobs that lack clear beginnings and ends, whether in hours clocked or outputs produced.
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 8 Signs That You Could Be (Accidentally) Overworking Your Team
You're a new manager and you want to do well in your new job. In your quest to prove that you can handle people management responsibilities (and achieve your department's objectives), could you be accidentally overworking your team? Here are eight signs to look for:
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 Companies Not Planning Big Pay Raises For 2016
A new survey of 1,500 large and mid-sized employers conducted by HR consulting firm Mercer shows that the average corporate budget designated for pay raises will only be 2.9 percent next year.
(Benefits Pro)  Read the complete article
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