November 11, 2016

Week’s Best – Pres-Elect Trump and the Workplace | Turn Stress into Motivation | Positivity | Veteran’s Day Tribute


Well, it’s finally over … the 2016 Presidential Election has resulted in a new president.  But what will a Trump Administration mean to the workplace?

SHRM posted a series of articles that shows you what to expect:  In Trump’s Ideas for Change in the Workplace, SHRM’s Allen Smith outlines some of the changes Donald Trump mentioned during his campaign … and, in Trump’s First 100 Days, he outlines what changes are foremost on his agenda.

Healthcare will change. President-elect Trump has vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare.  In A Trump Administration and ACA, Steven Miller examines the kind of changes to ACA one can expect.

In HR, we posted an IRS Notice that Requires Employers to Submit W2s by January 31st, 2017.  And, the USCIS posted an I-9 Form Update that you can review by clicking this link … Did you know You Can Deduct Visa Fees for Some of Your Workers?  You can.  Find out about the guidelines and restrictions by clicking the link.

In Sales & Marketing, Harvard Business Review reminds us that Referrals are the Best Way to Generate New B2B Sales.  The article claims that 84% of all new business begins with a referral, and provides a few ideas about how that knowledge should impact your social media strategy.

In Leadership, Forbes’s Find the Joy: The Case for Unrelenting Positivity, presents simple truths leaders may want to consider in light of the recent election.  Though disappointment is expected after any election, says Myers, negativity harms, and leaders can influence those in their company by choosing a positive approach to any situation, elections included.

In Productivity, the election produced stress for voters and citizens on both sides of the political spectrum.  Inc.’s Turn Stress into Motivation is an insightful article that reveals how a simple 10-minute writing exercise can re-direct your focus and re-energize your purpose.

Today is Veteran’s Day.  At STAFFLINK, we salute those Americans who have served our country.  Thank you for your sacrifice for the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy.  This brief video, produced by USAA, is a tribute to your service …


Enjoy your weekend.