GOP Defections Killed the Obamacare Repeal … 5 Habits Kill Leadership … a new primary care model may be the future of healthcare … what HR should know about Drones … and, 3 brain hacks to deal with being overwhelmed.
The GOP seems determined to repeal Obamacare, but 3 GOP senators killed their latest ‘skinny’ bill. The Hill keeps you posted on daily events regarding the Obamacare repeal – it’s not dead yet.
A new cost efficient primary care model that relies on monthly fees and no insurance is testing well in some parts of the private sector; it may prove to be the future of healthcare.
In leadership, taking credit for an employee’s work is never a good thing. In fact, it is one of five traits that kill leadership, according to research in a new article in Inc.
Feeling overwhelmed? You’ll find 3 smart brain hacks that can restore personal organization, peace and control to any situation in Steve Farber’s article in Inc.
More than 800,000 drone licenses have already been issued, and many major industries are integrating drones into their business plans. But before your company gets into drone usage, you may want to read SHRM’s post, What HR Should Know About Drones.’
McKinsey Global Institute’s June report reveals a not so sunny outlook on the future of America’s workforce – Harvard Business Review warns us of the perils of burnout – TLNT shares its secrets for building a top performing team – and you can learn how to end your day well and avoid common writing errors too.
McKinsey Global Institute reports that Making it in America is becoming increasingly difficult for some wage earners. There is a growing gap between workers whose incomes support an improving standard of living and those who barely get by.
The report further indicates that U.S. manufacturers have lost their competitive edge and a major restructuring is needed to facilitate a full recovery. McKinsey recommends a reset focusing on reinvesting, retraining, removing barriers, and re-imagining work to turn this tide.
Turning to trends in employment, Harvard Business Review reports that Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness. No, workers aren’t spending too much time alone at work. Instead, they are too tired to engage. Findings indicate that exhausted employees at all levels are pulling back from emotional interaction because of workplace burnout.
What to do about this burgeoning burnout epidemic in the workplace? HBR recommends that employers encourage inclusion and empathy in the workplace, promote opportunities for organizational networking and development, and institute rituals that celebrate teamwork and collaboration.
In 3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams, TLNT advises empowering high performers and nurturing their potential. Today’s best employees want more than just financial compensation. They want to work in an environment that helps them achieve personal goals and career success.
TLNT also advises hiring managers to take their time when choosing candidates. It is better to wait for the right candidate and experience a little lost productivity today than to choose the wrong hire and endure a lot of lost opportunities tomorrow.
Are grammar mistakes a communications nemesis? You aren’t alone. In 43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make, Inc. com highlights the top word choice and usage errors that can trip up even a conscientious scribe. For instance, did you know “irregardless” wasn’t a word? If you think you could care less, you’re wrong. You really “couldn’t care less.” And, if you like your coffee brewed strong and served in a tiny cup, that’s an “espresso.” Even if you drink it super fast, it’s still not an “expresso.”
Now that you’ve almost reached the end of this article what will you do to finish out your day? Why not try some of the productivity hacks Entrepreneur has listed in its infographic, How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Work Day. Ah, yes, take a deep breath, straighten those paperclips, and say “goodbye.”
But before you go, share a moment of empathy with Jim, Bill and the rest of crew in WS Inet’s video, If Only it Were That Simple. Yeah, if only…
This week, the Department of Labor dropped the FLSA OT Rule Salary Threshold … we got a glimpse of what Amazon is up to from the patent office … we learned the 3 traits that set the best salespeople apart … and research revealed the one exercise that actually helps keep you young.
Still no word on the Senate’s healthcare bill, as 10 GOP senators have come out openly against the current bill. In the meantime, SHRM’s ‘How GOP Healthcare Bills Compare to ACA’ provides a good, yet simple analysis of the House and Senate bills in their current form with ACA provisions.
In Trends, you can find out what Amazon is really up to in article today. The article reveals the sketches and diagrams accompanying Amazon’s patent applications for a drone delivery system in U.S. cities.
This Week in Small Business – The Senate Healthcare Bill … How to Protect Your Company from Ransomware … Why Small Businesses are Outsourcing HR … 7 Scientific Reasons Being a Morning Person is Better … and Apple’s New ‘Apocalypse’ video, voted #1 in the world.
The GOP-controlled Senate delayed a vote on the new healthcare bill until after the holiday in an effort to gather the support they need to pass the legislation. Will they? Not sure. SHRM’s Healthcare Bill review provides a simple, yet very helpful analysis of what’s in the bill, and how it differs from the House version … much has been made of the CBO report that estimated 22 million would lose their insurance if the bill passes; but, Forbes’‘The CBO Estimate is Deeply Flawed’ reveals how the report came up with those numbers; why they are flawed; and, how taking some of the politics out of the report can arrive at a much more accurate estimate.
The New York Times published a thorough story about this week’s massive global ransomware attack, which shut down computers in 39 countries, from the Ukraine to the U.S. Experts consider this a new norm. But to its credit, the New York Times’ also published ‘How to Protect Your Company from Ransomware‘ – an article that provides sound advice for keeping small businesses safe in this volatile cyber environment.
SHRM’s ‘CEOs are Losing Sleep’ over the increase in compliance demands reveals the results of a recent study about top executives and the stress effects of increased compliance issues – despite efforts by the Trump administration to roll back some of those regulatory burdens … these compliance struggles, according to a recent post in Inc., are one reason increasing numbers of small businesses are outsourcing their HR to PEOs.
To help small business owners know whether outsourcing HR will be profitable to their company, STAFFLINK has developed an HR Assessment that takes just a few minutes, and is free.
This week’s video was voted the Top video in the world this week by Best Ads on TV. It’s Apple’s new ‘Apocalypse’ web video (3:14) that tells us ‘human’ error, not ransomware, may be the globe’s greatest danger. Enjoy.
Amazon bought Whole Foods on Friday … 5 Consumer Trends are re-shaping business … 3 trends are changing what our workspaces will look like in the near future … resume fraud has become epidemic … 43% of Americans do some kind of freelance work, and a new bill marks the importance of the trend … and if you’ve ever wondered whether waking up early, or staying up late is better, a new article puts the issue to rest – so to speak. And, this week’s video is raging across the internet, and helping remove some barriers in the process.
In Trends, what do AR, Incognito Individuals, and Capacity Capture have in common? They are three of the Top 5 Consumer Trends in 2017. Learn what they are, and how they will impact your life in today’s article from Trendwatching … the Gallup organization published a new report about the 3 Trends Disrupting Workspace Forever. You can learn how your office space is about to change, and review the new study by clicking the link.
In HR, the interviewing process just got a little tougher. SHRM’sVerify Degrees and Protect Your Company from Resume Fraud exposes the significant growth in lying on resumes. Find out why it’s happening, and what a few simple steps you can take to protect your business in the article … The Gig Economy is growing dramatically: Inc.’s ‘Why Today is a Big Day for 43% of the American Workforce’ shows just how rapidly freelance work has expanded among Americans. And, Recode posted that The Gig Economy Workforce Will Double in 4 Years . What will this freelance disruption mean for benefits? A new bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, the first ever ‘National Gig Economy‘ bill, calling for 20 million dollars to answer that and other questions surrounding the unprecedented rise in freelance workers.
Finally this week, we mentioned the 5 Consumer Trends of 2017 earlier. One of those trends is ‘Worlds Apart’ – defined as the economic opportunity in helping remove global barriers between peoples and nations. One of the most popular videos in the world this week, The DNA Journey, is one example of this trend – though the actual spot may contain some actors, and the test itself isn’t endorsed by all experts, the spot and business is sure to give Momondo, a Copenhagen-based travel website, an economic jolt. Enjoy the video.
This week, employers received good news from new Labor Secretary Alex Acosta … the new Fiduciary rule started today … an article revealed why logic alone in sales fails to persuade potential clients and customers … the retail store spiral continued at an accelarated level … studies show more people are lying on their resumes … and, new statistics revealed the importance of conducting fair and effective drug testing programs at your company.
In Trends, the Retail Death Spiral continued this week at an accelerated pace. Business Insider posted a story highlighting 5,000 retail stores – JC Penney, Sears, Macys, KMart, Payless, Radio Shack and others – that are closing due to slow sales. You can find a complete list of the store closings in the article … Gallup published a report on The 3 Trends Disrupting Workspace Forever – an interesting article about work trends that are affecting how we work, and what employment will look like in the near future.
In Sales & Marketing, two stories are blog worthy this week: first, Entrepreneur posted a brief video of tips from six highly successful entrepreneurs about ‘Closing the Deal‘; and, Small Business Trends published ‘4 Reasons Why Your Sales Calls Fail‘ – an article that could also be entitled ‘4 Ways to Improve Sales Call Success.’
Monday is Memorial Day, the day Americans take time to remember and reflect on the the men (and women) who died defending our freedom. Freedom is never free; it is bought and paid for by those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives defending it.
To all of you, and to your families, we at STAFFLINK express our deepest respect and honor you to you today, and every day. Yours is a debt none of us can ever repay.
The Excellent Broward Job Market … Fighting Ransomware … the Death of the Open Office … 5 High Productivity Morning Habits … the Feds Nix Small Business Healthcare.gov plans … and, the best Video Ad of the Week, ‘Love Story – these are this week’s top Small Business stories.
In HR, SHRM reported that the Feds Nix Small Business Healthcare.gov Plans (Obamcare ‘SHOP’ Plans). The article explains why the government is taking the step, and explains the alternatives being created designed to help small business owners provide better care and benefit from tax incentives …
Inc. published an article about a huge new study that reveals ‘Open Office Floor Plans are Killing Productivity.’ We reported about the death of the open office floor plan in our 2017 HR TRENDS Toolkit. Expect them slowly to go the way of the retail mall …
Though we like to leave you, as a rule, with something humorous, interesting and business related, today we’re going to show you the Top Rated International Web Ad of the Week. This Ad, called ‘Love Story,’ was produced in Spanish by Young and Rubicam for the Mexican market, with English sub-titles. It’s an important issue about which all parents should be informed, especially here in south Florida.
Aetna Leaving Obamacare in 2018 … Weebly’s New Approach to Employee Burnout … 7 Cyber Attacks Threatening Your Business … The High Costs of a Bad Hire … and, What You Should Know About the New Comp Time, Overtime Rule – these are the week’s top small business posts.
Employee Burnout is becoming a major problem, but companies like Weebly are taking a wanderlust approach to it. Find out what they are doing to improve engagement in Inc.’s article … and, Entrepreneur’s ‘Data-Driven’ Approach to Employee Engagement and Retention reveals research that shows just how important attention to the employee experience is regarding your company’s growth and profitability.
In Leadership, Harvard Business Review posted ‘Level 5 Leadership’ – a classic article that identifies the two paradoxical traits leaders must possess if a company can move from mediocre to great. The article reveals the findings of a 5 year study on the subject that surprised even its authors.
In Trends, one of the most popular viral videos in the world this week focused on what humans will look like in 1,000 years … we leave you with the video, and with STAFFLINK’s wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who have invested their lives into the love and nurturing of someone else.