Employment Law Consultant (06-06-19)

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.

GLOBALIZATION: Has globalization passed into the sunset? Listen to this podcast from the McKinsey Global Institute for the answer “Globalization’s next chapter” Comments?

WAITING: Waiting to hear about the job you applied for…and waiting…and waiting….From Fast Company, ” How to cope with a long job search” Comments?

LITTLE THINGS: Building and maintaining relationships in the workplace. “Little things” can matter. From the Harvard Business Review, “The Little Things That Affect Our Work Relationships” Comments?

IMMIGRANTS: Take a second to think about the questions raised in this article by HR Executive, “How Many Employers Have Been Prosecuted for Employing Illegals?” Surprised by the findings of the study? Comments?

GIG & ABC: News on California’s efforts to regulate the “gig economy.” From  Fisher Phillips, “California Bill To Codify ABC Test Passes First Hurdle”

SELF AWARENESS: Does self-awareness benefit women in the workplace more than men? From Harvard Business Review, “Why Self-Awareness Isn’t Doing More to Help Women’s Careers” Comments?

RESPOND TO BIAS:  How do you handle gender bias from an employee direct towards you when you are that employee’s supervisor or manager? From Fisher|Philips, Who’s The Boss? How Managers Can Handle Gender Bias From Their Own Subordinates” Comments?

GARDENS & LIBRARIES:  Is it Summer yet?  From Brain Pickings a review of some of the insights found in the book “Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales”  by Oliver Sacks. Comments?

PERIOD: Trending and long overdue, from PBS New Hour, “4 ways groups are making period care easier and more equitable” Comments?

FOOD CRAVINGS: Do you have food cravings? Who doesn’t? The BBC (Future) has some insights to share in its article, “Why you  shouldn’t trust food cravings.” Comments?

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