May 13, 2017

Small Business Week – May 12 –

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.

In the NewsAetna announced it is leaving the Obamacare exchange in 2018 as their financial losses escalate … and, on Friday we witnessed a global cyber attack that affected 99 countries at last count. We told you in our 2017 STAFFLINK HR Trends Toolkit that cyber security is the major risk issue facing business owners this year.  Download a copy for your company – it’s free.  Small Business Trends‘7 Cyber Attacks Threatening Your Business Right Now‘ provides you a practical guide to the kind of attacks facing your company.  Read this article so you can protect yourself.

In HR, two recruiting articles may help you focus more attention on the process you use to attract and retain talent:  SHRM posted ‘The Astronomical Costs of a Bad Hire‘ … and Entrepreneur published ‘5 Hiring Pre-Tests to Help You Make the Right Hire.’  Of course, the best way to insure you hire right is to contact STAFFLINK.  We help companies attract and retain top talent.  Call us at +1(210)495-1171 … SHRM also published the IRS’ New 2018 HSA Limits.

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’sData-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 Productivity, Inc.’s The 5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make takes a look decisions and mental approaches that increase your chances to succeed, and lead a higher quality of life.

May 7-13 is ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week.  We provided you a checklist for your company in our linkedin post this week.

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.

Enjoy your weekend.