Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney whose focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support health and civility. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

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✔ A few suggestions from Fast Company for all of us who have a bad or slow start to the workday: “How to salvage some productivity after a crappy morning” Comments?
Bad Day?

✔ Ever wonder how you hear a word or phrase impacts your response? Here’s an article on “framing” which should interest those engaged in the business of marketing or negotiation…and some politicians from Fast Company: “This is how tiny changes in words you hear impacts your thinking” Comments?
Framing

✔ Do you commute to and from work? There are some benefits, from the BBC (Capital) “The Neglected Benefits of The Commute”. Surprised? Comments?
Commute?

✔ Ban the box legislation makes this question, article from OZY relevant reading for today’s employers: “Why You Should Hire Someone Who Went To Prison.” Comments?
Reformed Convicts

✔ Have you had a hard day at work or home? Here are some suggestions for improving things from Fast Company: “6 tricks for surviving work and personal adversity” Comments?
Surviving Bad Days

✔Is the use of good grammar and correct language important to you?
A look into the future by BBC: “What is the Future of English in the US?”
Comments?
English in the USA

✔ Interested in creating a meaningful, creative and committed workplace culture? Who isn’t? Some suggestions from Forbes: “Four Ways To Meaningfully Create A Creative, Committed Workplace Culture Comments?
Workplace Culture

✔ Differences between men and women? You may be surprised by some,, if not all, of the information presented in the book “Inferior” reviewed in this article from The Guardian: “The book that fights sexism with science” Comments?
Differences?

✔ How vulnerable is our electoral system to “hacking?” This BBC (Technology) article shows that “Hacking the US mid-terms? It’s child’s play” Comments?
Child’s Play

✔ Do you feel like you are in a “wage rut?” Your “gut instinct” is correct, from CBS News “Why your wages aren’t growing” Comments?
Salary Rut?

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