In the News, President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare got a strong start yesterday as the House passed the American Health Care Act.  Read SHRM’s post to learn how it differs from Obamacare, and what’s next …

In HR, everyone wants to work for bosses that exhibit three specific traits.  Fast Company’s 3 Traits of Exceptional Bosses tells you what they are … We can always learn from companies that have invested heavily in recruiting great people.  Fast Company posted a story this week from the head of talent acquisition at Facebook that details the kind of people they are seeking to succeed in the near and long term – an enlightening read that may help your company’s recruiting efforts …

eESI posted an article about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals somewhat surprise finding that employers can reference salary history in setting pay … and, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed a recent decision that found ‘confidentiality agreements’ are generally unlawful.  Read about the findings in our eESI post this week … Entrepreneur published a very helpful article for business owners, The Basics of Employee Benefits, that outlines what’s required, what’s optional, and what’s good policy when it comes to benefit packages.  The article is a great primer, and if you want to create or add employee benefits to your company, contact an eESI HR Business Partner to find out how we can save you time and money, and provide world-class benefits you probably cannot provide employees on your own.  Call +(210) 465-1171 to learn more …

In Sales & Marketing, we posted an article from Entrepreneur about The Only Online Marketing Metric that Matters.  According to the post, business owners need to focus less on likes and shares, and concentrate their attention on email.  Read the post to find out ‘why,’ and ‘how’ you can improve your own marketing approach.

In Personal Productivity, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School posted an article about 4 Ways to Handle Chronic Stress.  The article cites the power of emotions in developing healthy stress prevention – a helpful read … We’ve been sharing some excellent new research about the powerful benefits of exercise the past few weeks.  This week we added Business Insider’s8 Surprising Ways Exercise Benefits Your Brain‘ – a look at the many ways it improves your emotional well-being – take a look … and, if you want to improve your grammar in 3 minutes, review Inc.’s ‘21 Words Your Probably Mispronounce‘ – a list of words that delivers on the promise of the headline.  How many of the 21 do you pronounce correctly?

In Trends, Elon Musk delivered an enlightening Ted Talk recently about the future of transportation. We’ll wrap today’s post with a look at a video about his new project, boring underground tunnels to speed transportation and alleviate traffic. His new company to handle this project, The Boring Company, has already started work at his Los Angeles location. Take a look – fascinating.

 

Enjoy Your Weekend.