Employment Law Consultant (05-14-19)

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.

Ramadan Ramadan started on May 5, 2019. From USA Today, “Do you say happy Ramadan? What you need to know about Ramadan 2019” Comments?

Top of the List Are you a follower to lists of trends? If so, here’s an interesting story from Workforce, “Culture Is King Among the Workforce 100” Surprised? Comments?

Islamophobia  A timely article from Forbes, “How To Overcome Islamophobia In Your Workplace” Comments?

Background Checks  Ever wonder why background checks are important? wonder no more.  From Workforce, “A Cautionary Tale on Why We Background Check Employees” Comments?

Social Anxiety Do you experience social anxiety? From Mindful, “How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety: A new book unveils some ways to quiet your inner critic and combat social anxiety.” Comments?

“Umami” “Umami”….”the mystery taste that always eluded us” from the BBC (Future) Comments?

Mental Wellbeing at Work Creating workplace cultures that values the mental wellbeing of employees, from Forbes, “Creating A Workplace Culture That Values Mental Health” Comments?

Compliance Guidelines (DOJ) Are you involved in corporate compliance? If so, you might be interested in reviewing the newly issued “U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division: Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” Comments?

Performance Reviews Is it time to give up on “performance evaluations”? A prospect from Fast Company, “Managers, it’s time to give up on the annual review once and for all” Comments?

I’m Sorry Realize you may have caused another person some harm or just made a mistake? Ready to say “I’m sorry”? this article from Mindful has some suggestions on the next step, “Why Is It So Hard to Apologize? “I’m sorry.”:  Those two little words can be so hard to say. Research reveals why we struggle to apologize.” Comments?

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