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Hotels may elect to reduce employment levels or staffing levels to control costs but these strategies may backfire.  Hotel industry jobs can require long work hours and be highly stressful, so reducing staffing levels could contribute to work overloads and increase turnover and possibly even increased workers compensation and health care costs.  Hotel operators are tasked with maintaining guest satisfaction, brand standards, reducing expenses and maintaining profit levels.  Hotel operators will need to be creative and have a long-term approach for mitigating the increased labor cost.

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 Millenials and the Art of Bizcation
There has been a lot of talk about 'bleisure travel' and 'bizcations' recently, which happen when a guest combines business travel with leisure and nearly every article I found on the topic highlights the opportunity for business travelers to extend their stay for a few days so they can bring their family along for a mini vacation.
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 Unlocking Insight With Guest Feedback Text
Written guest comments contain the specifics on how to improve your hotels. Today, there exists significant opportunity for our industry to process this feedback for better operational and marketing insights. That's the message of a new paper from Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research: What Guests Really Think of Your Hotel: Text Analytics of Online Customer Reviews.
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 Five Insights From 1.9 Million Luxury Hotel Reviews
As many hotel executives look to understand guests even better and allocate investment accordingly, we wanted provide research into the luxury hotel segment and what travelers are saying about their experiences here.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
 3 Healthcare Safety Lessons From The Nuclear Power Industry
Lessons for healthcare leaders turn up in numerous unexpected corners and industries, and on the all-important issue of patient safety, they can add one more: the nuclear power sector, Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder writes in Forbes.
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 Changing Patient Behavior Through Technology
From addressing addiction to overcoming obesity, providers are engaging patients more than ever to help them change their behaviors for better health. Technology tools are an enabler, unlocking a range of solutions for care teams and patients.
(Health Leaders Media)   Read the complete article
 Experts Emphasize Need To Integrate Primary Care With Mental Healthcare
Individuals with severe mental illness are more likely to die prematurely than those without - not because of their mental conditions, but as a result of lack of regular medical care and otherwise treatable chronic medical conditions, according to CNN.
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Top Stories: Human Resources
 Open-Source HR Aims to Elevate the Profession
Two talent acquisition influencers want companies to share their HR practices openly, for the benefit of the entire HR profession. 
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 Final Overtime Rules Due In July 2016
Just when you are about to embark on your summer getaways, dreaming of sun and relaxation ... you are probably going to have 60 days to make sure you are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. Well, if you don't see the sun, the stress of these changes for employers will certainly keep you hot under the collar!
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 The Best Ways to Reward Employees
The problem with reward systems in many businesses today is twofold: They're missing one or more of these elements (usually recognition and/or appreciation), and the elements that are addressed aren't properly aligned with the company's other corporate strategies.
(Entrepreneur)  Read the complete article
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