July 7, 2017

July 7 – DOL DROPS FLSA OT SALARY THRESHOLD – WHAT AMAZON IS UP TO – 1 EXERCISE KEEPS YOU YOUNG

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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.

The Department of Labor dropped their defense of the FLSA OT Rule Salary Threshold, as anticipated, according to HR Daily Advisor.  Expect a new, lower salary threshold to emerge in coming weeks.

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 Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneur’s post, ‘3 Traits of the Best Salespeople, According to Science’ reveals what sets the best apart from those who don’t consistenly make their quotas.

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.

In Productivity, Inc. presents research on ‘The One Exercise That Keeps Your Body Young’ – an article that describes the only type of training that alters the reproduction of cells in a beneficial way.

And, scientific research has identified 6 Things Job Candidates Should Never Do If They Want to Get Hired.’  The Entrepreneur post presents the findings that include some that are surprising; and, others that are more common sense – a worthwhile read if you’re looking for a job.

It’s not just candidates that sometimes make mistakes on interviews.  Ask yourself how you’d handle one of the ‘The Worst Job Interviews Ever.’

Enjoy Your Weekend.