As we approach Memorial Day, Inc. released a list of America’s Top 30 Emerging Companies, including one from Texas … and, President Trump released his new budget and it includes 6 weeks paid parental leave – that story from SHRM.

Also in HR, SHRM reports that OSHA has Delayed its New Electronic Reporting Rule … and, our own eESI post reported that the Supreme Court let stand a rule that requires employers to include ‘opt out’ employee benefit payments as part of overtime pay calculations.

In Sales & MarketingEntrepreneur posted a brief video of tips from six highly successful entrepreneurs about ‘Closing the Deal‘; and, Harvard Business Review  published an article that shows you ‘How to Improve Your Selling Even if You’re Not in Sales‘ …

In Productivity, Time Management Ninja published a post about 8 Ways to Deal with Unproductive Days.  The article provides tips about how to make the most of those days when you don’t seem to be able to get much accomplished.  It contains a few good, practical tips.

Monday is Memorial Day, and we at eESI take this opportunity to express our deep respect and appreciation to all those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our country – it is a debt none of us can ever repay; but a privilege all of us enjoy every day.

We honor you.