Employment Law Consultant (07-25-19)

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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Published every Tuesday and Thursday


Good Thursday morning.

AVOID BIAS: Some good suggestions on protecting your projects from bias, from McKinsey & Company, “Bias busters: Knowing when to kill a project” Comments?

HR BRAND: A fresh brand for the Human Resources Department, from Marketplace, “Reflecting, rebranding … but can HR repair its reputation?” Comments?

IMPOSTER: Imposter syndrome, a perspective from Yomi Adegoke in the Guardian, “ Impostor syndrome is a response to a world that doesn’t believe in women” Comments?

IMPOSTER: Imposter syndrome, a perspective from Yomi Adegoke in the Guardian, “ Impostor syndrome is a response to a world that doesn’t believe in women” Comments?

 SPEAK UP!: Speaking up in the workplace, from Strategy + Business, “Create a workplace where everyone feels comfortable speaking up” Comments?

★ IMMIGRANT HISTORY: An important part of American history in a new exhibition, from The Guardian, our debt to Chinese immigrants, ‘Forgotten by society’ – how Chinese migrants built the transcontinental railroad” Comments?

EXERCISES: Some good advice from Fast Company Compass about exercising some caution before selecting team building exercises “Why team-building exercises are useless (and what you should do instead)” Comments?

REFLECT: Cause for reflection, from the Pew Research Center, “Americans say the nation’s political debate has grown more toxic and ‘heated’ rhetoric could lead to violence”Comments?

THE FED: Are you or have you been curious about how the Federal Reserve is organized? From Marketplace, “A guide to the Federal Reserve’s board of directors” Comments?

LET DOWN: A unfortunate yet common experience…a coworker fails to complete a critical task. What to do? From Fast Company compass, “4 common ways coworkers hurt your productivity, and what you can do about it” Comments?

★ CAREER GOALS: Who  do you hold responsible for the planning (progress) of your career? Your boss (or some other person in a leadership position)  or yourself? From SmartBrief, “Essential tips for managing your own career” Comments?

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