Preparing for an Aging Hospitality Workforce

The aging American workplace is emerging as a key issue for the hospitality industry.  Recent reports indicate that the population of people over 65 is expected to increase to 21.7% of the population by 2040.  As employee demographics in the hospitality … Continue reading

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Are Rising Wages a Liability?

The hospitality industry has been closely watching the impact of minimum wage hikes, specifically in Los Angeles. In 2015, the city of Los Angeles raised minimum wages for hotels with more than 300 employees, basing the decision on the presence … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytics Part 2: A Win for Employees and Employers

In my blog last week, I talked about predictive analytics–what is it and how does it work. Now, let’s explore how predictive analytics can benefit employees and employers. Predictive analytics is a system that harnesses the power of modeling and algorithms … Continue reading

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Walking the Work?

The growing popularity of treadmill desks and other active workstations offers potential health benefits, but also creates ergonomic, risk management and workers’ comp challenges for employers.
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Networking Towards Better Health

To help injured workers recover and return to their jobs as quickly as possible, employers are increasingly using medical provider networks to deliver and coordinate their workers’ medical care.

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Can You Hear Me?

Are your employees at risk of losing their hearing? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year about 30 million people in the U.S. are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Continue reading

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Protecting an Aging Asset

A recent report by The Conference Board notes that in 2012, 62 percent of survey participants aged 45 to 60 said that the recession has made them consider postponing retirement, up from 42 percent in 2010.
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Preventing Slips & Falls, Part Two

Building owners and business managers, beware, slip-and-fall accidents top the real estate general liability risk list and come with high costs and negative publicity. Fortunately, these accidents are largely preventable.

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Obesity: Unhealthy for Business, Too

During the past twenty years, there has been a dramatic rise in obesity in the United States and rates remain high.  In 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no state had a prevalence of obesity less … Continue reading

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Creating a Safe Environment for Boomers

About 76 million baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, were set to retire in large numbers by the end of the previous decade.  However, a global recession, creating dwindling 401(k) plans and IRA accounts, has forced more boomers … Continue reading

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