Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it’s not surprising that legislators are taking a look at laws that address sexual harassment.
New York City is taking the lead—the city council passed the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” which is a package of 11 separate bills. Notice requirements, a lengthening of the statute of limitations, and reporting requirements are among some of the changes included. While the bill is not yet law, Mayor Bill DiBlasio is expected to sign it. And business owners with employees in the Big Apple should take notice, as it will likely become law soon. For more information, read NYC Lawmakers Aim To Curb Sexual Harassment With Sweeping Legislation.
In December 2013, a 24 year-old copywriter named Mita Diran proudly tweeted, “30 hours of working and still going strooong.”
Hours later, she lapsed into a coma and died. This very sad news was the lead-in for an article written by Laura Stack entitled 5 Reasons Why Working Too Many Hours Is a Bad Idea. Simply stated, overworking is a bad idea—for employees and employers alike. There are many good lessons to be learned in this posting.
I’ve always believed that networking is a necessary art form that is crucial to growing your business.
For years, marketers have preached the idea of “working the room,” which is a practice I have long disdained and never found to be particularly productive. Apparently Ian Blair agrees with me. He writes, “Establishing a solid, meaningful relationship with just one person is better that having a mini pitch-fest with 10 different people who won’t care about you two days from now.” He is spot on and so is his blog post, 5 Ways To Work Your Network Naturally. It’s worth a look for those who want to be better networkers.