Employment Law Consultant (05-21-19)

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.

Leaders? Part 1 of a 2 Part Post: Have you ever asked the questions raised in this 2013 article from the Harvard business Review, “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?” Comments?

Leaders? Part 2 of a 2 Part Post: An interview and update of the author of “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders” from HR Executive, “Where Are All the Competent Leaders?: A talent scientist outlines what leadership incompetence looks like and provides solutions to wean it out.” Comments?

Diversity Take a minute to think about your opinion(s) on the growth of racial and ethnic diversity? Now, compare your opinion to the results of this Pew Research Center report, “Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity” Comments?

Pregnancy Discrimination  A detailed analysis (go to the PDF link in the article) of the current state of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace from A Better Balance,  “Long Overdue It Is Time for the Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” Comments?

Good Advice for Grads Some good advice for graduates from Fast Company, “This common job advice is actually setting grads up for failure: There’s a difference between getting a job and building a career, and many college graduates focus too much on the former.” Comments?

★ HR & “Fourth Industrial Revolution”Some thoughts on HR and preparing for the “fourth industrial revolution” from HR Executive, “Here’s How to Future-Proof HR” Comments?

Aging PopulationA prospective on the design of services for designed for our aging population, from Fast Company, “I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me” Comments?

Resource  A resource for those interested in providng services or programs for designed to  empower older adults to live successful, independent, more connected lives. Older Adults Technology Services Resource Comments?

Diet & Environment Here’s a question, and a proposed answer, to a question raised by people who share concerns over the quality of their diet and the environment, from BBC (Food), “Vegan v flexitarian – which will save the planet?” Comments?

Stress & Health Take a moment to reflect on your current state of health, physical and mental. Now consider the opinion n expressed in this article from Blue Zones, “How Stress Makes Us Sick and Affects Immunity, Inflammation, Digestion” Comments?

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