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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming

 5 Healthy Hotel Chains You Can Find Practically Anywhere

With the summer travel season kicking into high gear (along with your hopes of rocking that swimsuit during your trip), you probably don't want your summer vacation to mean taking a vacation from your healthy-living goals.
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 Hotel Guest Satisfaction Plateaus As 'Perks' Become Standard Expectations

As hotel guests increasingly come to expect amenities that used to be special perks, such as free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfasts and premium bed linens, the industry may be reaching a customer satisfaction plateau,
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 A Big Trend In Customer Experience (CX): Convenience

What is one of the most valuable commodities in the world?  Time!  There is an old saying that goes something like this:  'If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door',
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Top Stories: Healthcare

 The Impact Of Traumatic Events On Physicians' Mental Health

Clinicians are on the front lines of traumatic events, like the recent shooting at a protest in Dallas which led to the deaths of five police officers, and those experiences may have a significant impact on their mental health.
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 Healthcare Industry Continues To Fuel Job Growth In June

The healthcare industry continues to drive job growth in the United States, contributing 39,000 of the 287,000 total jobs employers added to the economy in June, the Department of Labor announced Friday.
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 19 Recent Lawsuits Involving Hospitals

6. Pacifica Hospital of the Valley agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that the Sun Valley, Calif.-based hospital failed to follow homeless patient discharge protocols when it sent a patient by taxi to a nursing home
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Top Stories: Human Resources

 Are Employers Facing A 'Wage War' With Employees? Study Says Yes

New findings from the 2016 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS), commissioned by Spherion Staffing, indicate that more employees believe they have leverage to demand higher salaries and better benefits from their employers - or they'll move on to an organization that will give them those things.
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 Will Work for Beer

According to Boy Genius Report, archeologists in Iraq recently discovered a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian tablet, which the site artfully describes as a "pay stub for beer due." If the interpretation of the tablet is to be believed, ancient Mesopotamians were paid in beer for their labor.
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 Bonuses And The New FLSA Overtime Regulations

Under the final regulations, employers will now be able to count nondiscretionary bonuses, incentive payments, and commissions toward as much as 10% of the salary to determine whether they have reached the salary threshold for exemption from overtime.
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