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Compensation plays a critical role in organizations' ongoing and increasingly challenging efforts to attract, retain and motivate a talented workforce. Compensation design and management play a vital role in aligning employee behavior with business objectives. Human capital costs represent a significant part of most organizations' cost bases and need to be spent as effectively as possible.  It is vital to understand the consequences pay decisions can have on your organization.
Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 AH&LA Study Growing Number Of Commercial Landlords Using Airbnb To Run "Unregulated Hotels" In Major Cities
The study: "From Air Mattresses to Unregulated Business: An Analysis of the Other Side of Airbnb" focuses on "hosts" in these top markets who rent multiple units and the length of time they are renting their units. It tells a very different story about who is driving revenue on the site.
(Hospitality Net)   Read the complete article
 Why Employee Engagement Is Vital For Success
According to Harvard's service-profit chain, employees appreciate the same things customers appreciate. Take good care of employees and they, in turn, will take good care of guests.
(Hotel News Now)   Read the complete article
 6 Legislative Issues On The Radar For Hotels
An entire slate of pending legislative decisions have hoteliers on alert in 2016 for how their conclusions could influence the hospitality industry. 
(Hotel News Now)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
 10 Forecasts: What Will Influence Healthcare Most In 2016
While macro factors are at play, some of the greatest challenges will be finding ways to respond to new payment models, consumer expectations, as well as changing organizational operations, facilities and culture to respond to population health strategies. Here's a look at the trends and factors that will have the greatest impact during 2016:
(Becker's Hospital Review)   Read the complete article
 The River Of Doubt And Strategic Planning
Today's healthcare environment very much resembles the River of Doubt in Brazil that former president Theodore Roosevelt explored in 1912, after his failed bid for a third term as President of the United States.
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 Nurses Show Strong Interest in Education and Training
The survey of nearly 9,000 registered nurses shows that In fact, nearly one third are interested in entering new and emerging roles in the nursing profession, and half plan to seek a higher degree. Among nurses younger than age 40, more than three-quarters said they will pursue a higher degree in the next one-to-three years.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 Sheetz Raising Wages By $15 Million And Hiring More Than 8,000 Workers In 2016
Sheetz Inc., a family-owned chain of convenience stores and gas stations, has announced plans to raise its workers' store-level wages by $15 million and hire 8,000 employees companywide with no loss of hours for full-time employees.
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 Annul the Annual Survey? Some Experts Think You Should
A recent Waggl survey asked if listening to employees and incorporating their ideas is critical to an organization's success, and 97 percent said yes, but only 38 percent of the 550 business leaders surveyed thought an annual check-in is sufficient.
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 Get Employees To Use Their Vacation Time: Here's How
A Deloitte Workplace Pulse survey points to younger workers as the biggest offenders of turning down paid vacation time.  The biggest reason for that, according to Deloitte, is that they want to make a good impression, and they think that taking time off will make them appear less productive.  But you know the opposite is closer to the truth: Failing to take a vacation leads to more stress and burnout.
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