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5 Reasons Good Employees Leave Hotels

Productive, trustworthy employees are getting hard to find and harder to keep. Hotels invest significant amounts of money and time to recruit, hire and train employees, often using recent developments in advertising (social media), technology (online applications), and psychology (personality and behavioral assessments). So why is it that hotels—after hiring and training—still manage people like ...
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Hotels, Restaurants, and Firearms

On July 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) reported a marked increase in permits to carry concealed firearms. Citing official state reports as its sources, the study describes a 130-percent increase (p.4) in the number of Americans with concealed carry permits from 2007 and 2013. In 2007, 4.6 million citizens had a concealed carry license (CCL); in 2013, that number increased to ...
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Insurance Recovery for Business Interruption & Slowdown

What happens when a hotel suffers property damage, whether by natural disaster or man-made accident, and is forced to close some or all of its rooms, amenities or services? It is important to understand how insurance can protect you from the resulting financial loss. In addition to potential recovery for property damage from your property/casualty ...
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Recent Hotel Incidents Serve as Cautionary Tales of Carbon Monoxide Health and Legal Risks

Recently media exposure regarding the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels, motels, and resorts has seemed to increase. The issue has garnered attention among such major media outlets as ABC News’ 20/20,USA Today, andCNN. With good reason – a 2013 USA Today investigation showed that, “eight people have died and at least 170 others have been treated ...
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Human Sex Trafficking in Hotels is a Major Concern for Hoteliers

Because of the transient nature of guests who utilize lodging accommodations and the privacy afforded to these temporary guests, hotels have become prime venues for the exploitation of “at risk” individuals through sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Check any newswire or perform an Internet search and stories of human trafficking and sexual exploitation invariably connect ...
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The Fair Housing Act and the Extended Stay Industry

Extended stay hotels remain a fast-growing segment of the hotel industry.  These hotels cater to a variety of customers, including business travelers, vacationers, and families or individuals who may need temporary or semi-permanent housing.  Extended-stay hotels often give customers the option of daily, weekly, or monthly payment rates, allowing the occupant to remain at the ...
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