Employment Law Consultant (04-18-19)

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Good Thursday morning.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Uncomfortable when faced with conflict? Who isn’t…right. Fast Company offers a few suggestions, “3 ways to deal with conflict more productively” Comments?

YOUNG DEPRESSION: A sad set of facts from the Pew Research Center, “A growing number of American teenagers – particularly girls – are facing depression” Comments?

MEDIA JOB LOSS: Another hit against a vital U.S. industry. From the Pew Research Center, “U.S. newsroom employment has dropped by a quarter since 2008, with greatest decline at newspapers” Comments?

VACANT JOBS:  Finding it difficult to maintain all of your available full-time positions? Is this a recruitment problem? A change in the job market? HR Executive presents a perspective on the problem in the article, “Are There Truly More Jobs than People to Fill Them?” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK I:A long read from  McKinsey & Company on “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” Comments?

FUTURE OF WORK II: The 2nd of 2 reports from McKinsey & Company on the future of work; this one is ocused on working women, “The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation June 2019 | Report” Comments?

INTROVERT VALUE: Introvert? From BBC (Future), “The benefits of spending time alone” Comments?

SEARCH ENGINES: What’s your “go to” search engine? Most would say Google. BBC (Technology) points out some other options, “Why search is no longer all about Google” Comments?

MOON SHOT: A lot is being said this week about the  Apollo moon landing. In your conversations, don’t overlook the role played by Margaret Hamilton in the mission. From the Guardian, “Margaret Hamilton: They worried that the men might rebel. They didn’t: The trailblazing computer scientist talks about being in charge of the software for the 1969 Apollo moon landing” Comments?

VACATION GUILT?: The  Summer is upon us. Are you planning to take a vacation? You might be surprised to learn that more than half of your fellow workers will not use up all their accrued vacation leave. Why? From Marketplace, “American workers can suffer vacation guilt … if they take vacations at all” Comments?

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