Hope your Thanksgiving Day was filled with family, friends, and gratitude.  Our eESI Blog PostThe Power of Gratitude changes lives and businesses – in 26 ways, according to science.  You can review an infographic that presents all 26 by categoray in the post.

In HR, Also this week, a Texas Federal Judge Halted the FLSA Overtime Rule, at the very least delaying its December 1 start date … our eESI Brief Explains What To Expect, and What to Do Now‘.

Also in HR, TLNT posted  ‘7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Best People, a quick read with sound ideas to help you retain your talent – an important goal in light of the tight job market.

In Leadership/Management, Entrepreneur’s 25 Things to Begin Now to Make Your Company Thrive in 2017 is an excellent resource and review for small business owners who may want to get a good jump on the coming year.

And, our new eESI Training Guide was released this week.  The guide shows you how to create your own custom ‘low cost’ training program.  Training improves productivity, profitability, and employee retention, but can be expensive and time consuming to implement; however, our new guide shows you how to develop your own program quickly and inexpensively – download the Custom Training Guide here.

As we enter the holiday spirit, we thought you might enjoy the top new, highly popular video ad from John Lewis.  Enjoy!