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How can human resources contribute to innovation?  How can we turn new ideas into reality, break old paradigms and step outside of the box with new solutions to old problems?  Innovation may begin with creativity but it is more than an idea - it takes place when great ideas come to fruition and make their mark in the world.

Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
 Don't Sweat the Hotel Robots...Yet
While this recent introduction of robots in hotels may feel like a 'Whoa, The Future is Here' moment, hotels have actually been toying with robots, seriously and not just as a cool gimmick, for about a decade.
(Hotel News Resource)  Read the complete article
 An Uber Point of View on Airbnb
These sharing economy systems, Airbnb and Uber included, let buyers and sellers meet on the open market where decisions can be made on the fly and without serious penalties.
(Hospitality Net)  Read the complete article
 Unique Features Help Hotel Marketers
Hotel marketers scramble to distinguish their properties from the rest of the pack, and nothing says you stand out from the crowd more than a Guinness Book of World Records designation.
(eHotelier)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Healthcare
 Racial Health Gap Narrows But Disparities Remain Significant
The latest annual report card on the nation's health shows there's been progress in narrowing the gap in health disparities between blacks and whites, while Hispanics continued to have better outcomes than both.
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 Nurses On Night Shifts At Risk For Heart Disease
Nurses working rotating night shifts may face unintended health consequences, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
(Fierce Healthcare)  Read the complete article
 Hospitals: Are You Marketing To The Right Audience?
Hospitals and health systems trying to capture a greater portion of their market should take a closer look at their marketing campaigns.  According to a report from Adweek, marketers may be missing an important segment of their audience. Here are three tips from the report on finding that audience and crafting the right message to reach it.
(Becker's Hospital Review)  Read the complete article
Top Stories: Human Resources
 One Surprising Upside To DOL's Overtime Rule Change
The DOL's change to the FLSA's white collar overtime exemptions aren't all doom and gloom for employers. There's at least one silver lining. This "glass half full" scenario comes from employment law attorney Leonard V. Feigel of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.  He said for those looking for a positive spin on the rule change, this could be it:
(HR Morning)  Read the complete article
 Rules Orientation Is Your Best Bet for Cultural Fit
How do you get a better handle on helping your managers evaluate cultural fit? First, you need to define your culture, but, more importantly, you need to identify the type of person across all job titles who is successful in your culture.
(Workforce)  Read the complete article
 If You Need Better Leaders, Who You Gonna Call? HR.
One of the problems here is that when they analyze their leadership-development issues, most organizations put the responsibility on employees to improve, or on current leaders to train their teams. Employers expect their employees to attend leadership training events, take a development course or find a mentor to advance their skills and careers.
(Entrepreneur)  Read the complete article
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