Employment Law Consultant (10-29-19)

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.

STILL HERE: Discrimination in the workplace. A new report from Glassdoor (you may be surprised), “Glassdoor Survey Finds Three in Five U.S. Employees Have Experienced or Witnessed Discrimination Based on Age, Race, Gender or LGBTQ Identity at work” Comments?

DISTAFF MYTHS:  A different perspective on a persistent workplace (societal) myth, from The Guardian, “Men are like muffins: my leadership tips to help guys win in the workplace” Comments?

SOFT SKILLS: How important are “soft skills” in the workplace? From HR Executive, “Josh Bersin: Surprise! The skills of the future aren’t technical” Comments?

  INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW: Job seekers: What’s an “informational interview”? From HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, “Informational Interviews Explained” Comments?

SPEECH:“Forewarned is forearmed.” A sad, but true, reality, described by in the Newsweek article, “Job interviewers will judge your social status within seconds of you opening your mouth, study suggests” Comments?

DON’T ASK: A question which you should not be asking a female job applicant, from Fast Company (Compass), “The illegal interview mistake women say companies are making” Comments?

PREVENT BIAS:  Looking for a few ideas towards removing bias from your company’s decision making?  From Harvard Business Review, “10 Ways to Mitigate Bias in Your Company’s Decision Making” Comments?

★ WASTE: The results of a study on what human waste reviews about income, and health. From the BBC (Worklife), ” What human waste can tell us about income, diet and health” Comments?

SHIFTING SHIFTS:  A change in work schedules? From HRwatchdog  (CalChamber), “Canceling a Shift and Reporting Time Pay” Comments?

INCLUSION: Not too late, National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019 U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy? Comments?

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