News You May Have Missed: Marriot Recruits with Facebook, the Hidden Cost of Sleep Deprivation and More
Marriot Uses Facebook Game as Recruitment Tool
Marriot hotels are turning to Facebook games to recruit employees internationally. The company recently created a Facebook game that simulates the chaotic world of owning and operating a hotel. Players begin in the game as a cook and must learn to solve problems of high costs, sudden demands and low budgets. The company hopes that the game will help to recruit employees from fast growing markets such as China and India.
Sleep Deprivation Can Make You Unethical
Sleep deprivation may be costing Americans more than a couple extra hours a night. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Arizona it can also lead to rude behavior, inappropriate responses and attempts to take more money than earned. Why does this contribute to unethical behavior? Sleep deprivation controls executive functions in the prefrontal cortex, which controls functions like emotion and behavior.
Twitter Makes Ads Available to Small Businesses
Last week Twitter announced that it will be offering an automated ad-buying system for small businesses. The current process requires businesses to contact the Twitter sales department, which makes the process slow and selective. (Only the top 500 business receive any attention.) With the new automated process smaller business could easily buy online ads and target local users.
New Travel Site Lets You Preview Rooms
Room77.com is the newest hotel booking website that allows you to actually see inside of hotel rooms before booking. This feature is not common on other travel websites of its kind. Room77 utilizes Google Earth technology to offer simulated views of the room. The site allows users to find rooms based on price, size and number of stars. It then presents results based on the percentage they match the request.