Employment Law Consultant (04-16-19)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Good Tuesday morning!

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

Avoiding Bias Looking for ideas on how to avoid bias in your recruitment and hiring procedures? From Forbes, “Minimize Unconscious Bias In Your Hiring Process With These 13 Tips” Comments?

Workplace Violence Do you work in health care? You may aleady be aware of the rising concern over incidents of workplace violence discussed in this report from NPR, “Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough” Comments?

New Job? Starting a new job? some suggestions from the Harvard Business Review, “5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job” Comments?

Hiring Suggestions Some ideas from McKinsey & Company. “3 critical steps to improve hiring” Comments?

Workplace Integrity Some tips from Michael Volkov (Corruption Crime and Compliance) on how assessing your organization’s integrity, “Five Signs Your Company Lacks Integrity” Comments?

Measles?  Suggestions from Littler in response to the question, “Dear Littler: An employee was diagnosed with the measles. What do we do now?” Comments?

Black Hole Why is the recently released photograph of a black hole important? From Vox, “The first-ever black hole image, explained in 500 words” Comments

Depression & Long-Term Care Do you have a parent or close relative residing in a long-term care facility? Then this discussion is worth your consideration, from the PBS Newshour, “The hidden risks of suicide and depression for seniors living in long-term care” Comments?

Healthy Diet  If you think about making a change towards a healthier diet what would it be? The BBC (Food Diets) offers some suggestions, from a variety of sources, on the subject “What change would you make today to improve your health?”Comments?

Milk & Bones  Take a moment to think about nutrition, from the BBC(Future) , “Should we drink milk to strengthen bones?” Comments?

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