Employment Law Consultant (08-20-19)

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 Tuesday morning.

HAPPY?: Happy? From Mindful, “Three Emerging Insights About Happiness” Comments?

WEIGHT: Does this category of employee remain “invisible” in an inclusive workplace?  From Fast Company (Company), “Why ‘inclusive’ workplaces still make fat people feel invisible” Comments?

★ READING LISTS: Looking for suggestions of books to add to your reading list? From McKinsey & Company, “What executives are reading in 2019” Comments?

TELL ME ABOUT…: You are participating in a job interview when asked one of this difficult but anticipated question “…so, tell me about yourself?” How do you respond? From the Harvard Business Review, “How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview” Comments?

NO MATCH!:  Some suggestions, from HR Executive, on ” No-Match Letters: Have You Gotten One?” Comments?

EQUITY: An important analysis and discussion.  Some “light” reading for the start of your day.  From McKinsey & Company, “The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap” Comments?

DEBT:  Debt and its impact on the U.S. economic outlook. From Reuters, “Past-due student loans, credit card debt could weigh on U.S. growth” Comments?

PRIVATE MESSAGE: Do you use What’sApp? From Fast Company (Compass), “The ultimate guide to WhatsApp’s powerful privacy options” Comments?

STRESS: Stressed? Who isn’t? The BBC (Future) offers amok insight into stress and its management in this article, “Why stress is dangerous-and how to avoid its effects” Comments?

FUTURE INCLUSION: Do you think about the future of inclusive work place cultures? This report from the Brooking’s Institute provides “food for thought.” “Skills and Opportunity Pathways:Building an Inclusive Workforce for the Future” Comments?

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