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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 civility and health. Comments and suggestions from readers are encouraged. Published every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Good Thursday morning.

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✔ Working to death? From the BBC (Capital) “What Happens When We Work Non-Stop” Comments?
Work to Death

✔ Bad news? From the BBC” No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms” Comments?
No Safe Amount

✔ When is a person “too old” to work? What are your thoughts on this topic? This article from SHRM help to frame the topic: “Employers and Workers Disagree on Being ‘Too Old’ to Work: Aging-friendly workplaces take steps to promote inclusion of older employees” Comments?
Too Old to Work/

✔How often have faced the problem discussed by the Harvard business Review in the article, “What to Do When a Good Employee Stops Trying to Grow” Comments?
Motivate

✔ Automation enters the call-center, from the BBC (Technology of Business) “How talking machines are taking call centre jobs” Comments?
Bot Call Centers?

✔ Boost your bottom line by giving your employees a positive work experience; from HR Executive “Positive Employee Experiences Boost Bottom Line” Comments?
Increase Bottom line

✔ A major issue facing women in the workplace persists; from HR Executive “The Landscape for Women in the Workplace” Comments?
Persistant problem

✔ Unconscious bias? From Forbes: “Here Is Why Organizations Need to be Conscious Of Unconscious Bias” Comments?
Unconscious Bias

✔ Do you tend to put things off until the last minute? Or, are you the kind of person who accomplishes tasks immediately? The difference is in your brain according to this article by the BBC (Idea “Procrastination: It’s pretty much all in the mind” Comments?
Put Off Today….

✔ A thought on the trend (practice?) of “skim reading”, from the Guardian “Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound” Comments?
Skim Reading

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