As we pass the end of month two in the Trump administration, the Trump administration suffered a legislative defeat on its Obamacare bill replacement; but, there is good news on the economic front.

The fate of Obamacare was to be decided today, but President Trump and Speaker Ryan did not drum up enough votes to pass the American Healthcare Act; instead they withdrew the bill.  Ryan says we’ll have to live with Obamacare for the short-term.

Economically, SHRM reports ‘Job Cuts are Down 40% Year Over Year‘; and, at the same time, Business Insider reports that the Gallup organization finds Economic Optimism is at Its Highest Level in 9 Years.  Inc. also reports a 9-year high in economic optimism among business leaders.

eESI’s own HR Business Development Manager, Lisa Mochel, conducted a radio interview recently.  The subject:: How a PEO Works, and How it Can Help Small and Mid-Size companies.  You can see and hear her interview from the local Bobby and JJ radio podcast at the bottom of this page.

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE:  eESI has published a great, free resource for small and mid-size companies called THE 2017 HR TRENDS Toolkit.  You can receive a free copy by clicking this FREE DOWNLOAD link.  The Toolkit provides you all the latest HR changes and trends you should know about this year; it is user-friendly, and also contains free resources.

 

 

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In HR, Inc. posted an article about The 10 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes.  The post provides advice on what ‘to do’ instead … and, Inc.’s Marcel Schwantes’ believes ‘The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead’; find out why, and what is replacing it in his post … eESI posted that Religious Discrimination Cases are On the Rise.  The post provides a few tips that can keep you protected from dealing with sticky religious requests … and, a controversial new bill has been introduced that appears to mandate ‘genetic testing’ of employees – is that true?  SHRM provides the details.

In Productivity, 7 Ways to Use Data Analytics to Grow Your Company is a helpful review of a small business case study.  The article makes data science a little more practical, and less nebulous.

In Tech & Trends, Business Insider published The Retail Apocalypse Has Officially Descended Upon America – a revealing look at the slow death spiral of American malls and retail chains … and Apple unveiled its new iPhone 7 – in red.  You can read and watch one of the better reviews here in The Verge.

Enjoy Your Weekend.

 

eESI’s LISA MOCHEL on HOW PEO’S WORK FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZE COMPANIES