Lodging News - June/July 2015

Dynamic Workforces

In today’s barrier-busting world, diversity and opportunity go hand-in-hand. The two are often linked in terms of today’s growing social networks, virtual worlds that connect people with their dream jobs. But diversity and opportunity have been working together in the real-world, brick-and-mortar hospitality business for decades. 

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The Heroine’s Journey: Women and Leadership 

Heroine Journey

It appears that more women than ever are stepping up to positions of leadership, but the path is still not as clear and unobstructed as we might think. But, times are changing. Women are entering the ranks of leadership in increasing numbers and demonstrating that those qualities attributed to the female gender actually enhance productivity.

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Training for Long-Term Economic Growth

Training for growth

The World Track and Field Championships are coming to Oregon in 2021. This is the third largest athletic event in the world behind the Olympics and the World Cup. And, even though Eugene is the official host location, there will also be events in Portland and Bend.

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Addressing Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Flex scheduling

Employers must do more than give lip service to diversity and equal employment opportunity principals. They must take proactive steps to prevent and remedy workplace harassment and discrimination. Failure to do so can lead to liability. The following tips are to help comply with the law, minimize risk, and adequately respond to complaints of harassment and discrimination.

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ADVOCACY: “Flex” and “Predictive Scheduling” Bills

Proactive EmploymentAs the 2015 Oregon Legislative session draws closer to an end, it seems to be getting ugly. Bill proposals that were considered “dead” in the earlier part of the session are back on the table. The one issue that everyone expected to pass was mandatory paid sick leave.

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Shift in Credit Card Liability

Shift in card liabilityThe total cost of card fraud in the U.S. will top an estimated $10 billion in 2015. To help combat this growing threat the U.S. is embracing EMV chip cards. A standard for years in other major economies, EMV is a fraud-reducing technology that can help protect merchants, consumers and card issuers from the use of counterfeit and lost or stolen payment cards at the point-of-sale (POS).

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