Employment Law Consultant (05-23-19)

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 Thursday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

College Value Have you ever asked the question “What is college worth?”  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new commission today that will look at the value of post-high school certificates and degrees. From the Post Secondary Value commission, “What is college worth?” Comments?

Not Getting It Sad but true… From Lean In, “What Women Are Up Against At Work” Comments?

Performance Evaluation? Some good suggestions from McKinsey & Company an alternatives to the traditional annual performance review “Why we all need performance ratings on a regular basis” Comments?

Stress Something to think about, “Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness” Hans Selye

Culture Changers A short workshop on sexual harassment in the workplace is only the first step in a longer journey. Some suggestions on how to make some meaningful changes in your workplace’s culture, from Forbes, “The Subtle Art Of Undermining Women In The Workplace”  Comments?

Discrimination From the Pew Research Center’s Fact Sheet, “Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims” Comments?

Phone Interview Tips Some thoughts on “what not to do” when you participate in a phone job interview, from Glassdoor, “12 Things to Never Do During A Phone Interview” Comments?

Privacy Tips Concerned about privacy and security on the internet? We all should be. Some suggestions from Fast Company, “7 Google privacy settings you should revisit right now” Comments?

Game of Thrones? Do we all participate in a “Game of Thrones”? Some research, reported by Fast Company, suggests that we do, “The Cersei Effect: How businesses turn colleagues into backstabbers” Comments?

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