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Good Tuesday morning.

Welcome to today’s selection of articles.

JUNETEENTH: June 19 was the day to celebrate Juneteenth. Here’s a little bit of history, from the National Registry Juneteeth Organizations & Supporters, “History of Juneteenth” Comments?

PERCEPTIONS: What is your vision of an “illegal immigrant”? You might be surprised to learn, from the Pew Research Center, that “Mexicans decline to less than half the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population for the first time ” Comments?

DISCIPLINE:  Employee discipline. A reason to be aware of its impact on women and minorities. From the World Economic Forum, “The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most” Comments?

★ OLDER WORKERS:  Not just a simple matter of perspective. Opinions on  “older workers” may be a source of tension within your workplace, from Associated Press, “Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively” Comments?

★ AUTHENTIC:  As an employer do you encourage employees to “be themselves” while at work? Doing so may make a difference. From the Harvard Business Review, “Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical” Comments?

DIVERSITY: The value of diversity in the workplace. In this survey by the Pew Research Center, “Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity”. Comments?

HEALTH CARE TRENDS:  Trends in employer sponsored health care discussed in this report by PwC|United States, “Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020” Comments?

FINANCES:  Concerned about your personal finances? Of course you and the rest of us are. Some helpful suggestions from Fast Company, “These are the 5 books that got me to save 20% of my salary” Comments?

TALENT: Business owners and HR professionals; what is your talent strategy? How does your organization value talent? From the McKinsey Company, “Are we long-or short-on talent” Comments?

POPULATION BOMB: Do you remember the book, “Population Bomb” by Paul R. Ehrlich? The pendulum may have “swung” too far. From the Pew Research Center, “World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century” Comments?

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